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Pitching propels Netherlands to win over South Korea in WBC

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Associated Press
3/2/2013 11:54:09 AM
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Andruw Jones got two hits and Diegomar Markwell and Orlando Yntema combined for seven innings of four-hit ball to help the Netherlands upset South Korea 5-0 in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday.

Roger Bernadina drove in two runs and Dutch shortstop Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5, including two doubles.

Markwell (1-0) struck out two and allowed two hits in four innings.

South Korea's Sukmin Yoon (0-1) allowed four hits in 4 1-3 innings. The 2008 Olympic champions also made four errors, while seven pitchers combined to give up 10 hits.

Host Taiwan beat Australia 4-1 in the other Group B game earlier Saturday. The Netherlands and Taiwan face off Sunday. The top two teams in the group advance to the WBC's next round later this month in Tokyo.

Diegomar Markwell (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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