Sept. 17, 2009


Alvarez Belts Three Homers in 14-3 Team USA Win


Pedro Alvarez hit three of his team’s six home runs as Team USA moved to 4-0 in Round 2 of the 2009 IBAF Baseball World Cup with a 14-3 win over Chinese Taipei in front of 1,524 fans at Stadio Paschetto in Torino, Italy.


Alvarez broke the U.S. Baseball World Cup record for home runs in a game. His three-run blast highlighted a seven-run first for Team USA (4-0, 6-1). Alvarez also went deep in the second and fourth as the U.S. built a 14-0 lead. Jon Weber, Terry Tiffee and Lucas May also homered for Team USA.


Alvarez went 3 for 4 with six RBI. Weber was 3 for 4 with three runs and three RBI.


Chinese Taipei (3-1, 4-3) scored its three runs in the bottom of the fourth in a game called after seven due to the 10-run rule. Hung-Yu Lin drove in two for Chinese Taipei.


Team USA will meet Australia on Friday at Stadio De Benedetti in Piacenza, Italy. Trevor Reckling (1-0) is the expected starter for the U.S.


9/15/09: Smoak Homers Again as Team USA Tops Japan 4-2

9/14/09: Smoak Homers Twice as Team USA Wins 11-1

9/13/09: Team USA Opens Round 2 with Shutout of Canada

9/12/09: Team USA Blanks China to Advance to Round 2

9/11/09: Redmond, Team USA Shut Down Germany

9/10/09: Team USA Falls to Venezuela in 11 Innings

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