Bochy's MLB All-Stars win second game in Taiwan

November 4, 2011, 6:10 am
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (APCSN) Robinson Cano doubled in a runin the seventh inning to help Bruce Bochy's MLB All-Star team beat Taiwan'snational team 5-3 Thursday in the second game of a five-game series.The New York Yankees' second baseman also singled and scoredin the sixth inning in the game in Taichung."They got a great team," Cano said. "Theyplayed a pretty good game."The Taiwanese went ahead 3-2 in the fifth, scoring twice onthree hits and a walk. The MLB squad tied it in the sixth and added two moreruns in the seventh.Relievers Rich Thompson of the Los Angeles Angels, RamonRamirez of the San Francisco Giants and Bill Bray of the Cincinnati Reds keptthe Taiwanese scoreless from the sixth inning on.In the series opener Tuesday, the MLB team won 7-0 in a gamehalted in the sixth inning because of rain. The teams play in Taichungon Friday before closing the series with two weekend games in Kaohsiung.The Giants' Pablo Sandoval singled in the sixth inning,advancing Cano from first to third.Later in the inning, Cano came home on a Ronny Paulino single to tiethe game at 3-3.Sandoval had another single and finished the night 2-3 witha walk. Giants outfielder Andres Torres also started and went 0-0 with twowalks and a sacrifice bunt.The lowlight of the night was when Chinese Taipei centerfielder and Seattle Mariners prospect Kuo Hui Lo dislocated his right ankle andfractured his leg as he was thrown out on a slide into home plate. He had to becarried out on a stretcher and went to a local hospital for surgery."We're still concerned about the accident at homeplate," Bochy said in a postgame news conference,according to MLB.com's Doug Miller. "That was really a tragedy in a goodballgame, so that takes away a little bit from a good ballgame."