The Dogs got on the board in the bottom of the first, when Kelly Dugan's groundout
allowed Edwin Arroyo to score and make it 1-0.
Reliever Lin Cheng-yu retired the Cubans in order in the sixth on two strikeouts and a groundout
to preserve the win.
Reggie Pruitt brought in Barreto with a groundout
before Norberto Obeso singled home Young to tie the score at 4-4.
Jon Jay drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 10th, but a groundout
, a strikeout and another groundout
ensued, ending the game.
Cain's RBI groundout
three batters in put the Royals ahead, and Kansas City expanded its lead to 3-0 in the sixth when Alex Gordon hit an RBI double off Cain and scored on Eric Hosmer's single off left-hander Javier Lopez.
Four at-bats, one fielder's choice, one groundout
, one double play, and Wagner's strikeout.
Miura also allowed a one-out single by Keiichi Hirano and Matt Murton had an RBI groundout
on an attempted double play.
Yet in his case, it was more about the dire way those results were being groundout
that did for him.
Nippon Ham made it 5-0 in the third on a Kensuke Tanaka RBI groundout
and Sledge's three-run shot to the opposite field in left off Kazuyuki Hoashi.
The host made it 5-0 in the fourth on a Kao Chin-kang RBI groundout
and a run-scoring single by Yang Sen en route to a 1-1 record in four-team, round-robin play.
Abigail Clark induced a groundout
to get the last out of the game.
Eugene had a runner on second in the top of the ninth, but a groundout
ended the game as Alex Eubanks earned his third save of the season.