Israel rallies past Cuba to improve to 4-0 at WBC

Israel took advantage of timely hits and solid pitching Sunday to beat Cuba 4-1 and improve to 4-0 in the World Baseball Classic. Alfredo Despaigne put Cuba up 1-0 with a solo home run in the second inning at Tokyo Dome, but Israel tied the game in the fourth on a double by Ryan Lavarnway that scored Ike Davis from first. Team Israel took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Zach Borenstein singled to right, scoring Ty Kelly from second base. Blake Gailen made it 3-1 with a two-out double to right that scored Nate Freiman. "Of course, especially in a country that's not your own, you try to concentrate on the game, but when you see that a brother of a teammate is fighting, literally fighting, throwing punches, you're obviously going to go defend him, especially when you know there's no provided security," Molina told Rivera. "Security should be provided by MLB. There is no one to help us. It's a...
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