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Spain vs. Puerto Rico
Friday, March 8, 2013

Home is where the fast start is

Puerto Rico 3, Spain 0

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Beltran's RBI double

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ESP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
PUR
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 3 6 0

Playing in front of a friendly crowd at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, Puerto Rico plated three in the first and rode strong pitching the rest of the way to win its World Baseball Classic opener. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado went four frames to notch the victory, followed by Hiram Burgos, who pitched into the ninth.