Teheran leads Colombia past Canada in World Baseball Classic
MIAMI (AP) Julio Teheran threw five solid innings to help Colombia beat Canada 4-1 in its second World Baseball Classic pool game Saturday afternoon.
Teheran settled down after surrendering Atlanta Braves teammate Freddie Freeman's RBI single in the first that gave Canada a 1-0 lead. Teheran allowed one run and two hits and retired the final 13 hitters he faced after Freeman's single.
Donovan Solano's second run-scoring single drove in Tito Polo in the fifth to give Colombia a 2-1 lead. Polo reached on a two-out single, stole second and scored on Solano's sinking line drive to center off Canada reliever and losing pitcher Ryan Kellog.
Yohan Pino relieved Teheran and pitched three scoreless innings and Dayan Diaz struck out the side around two singles in the ninth for the save.