Puerto Rico routs Australia 16-3 in Little League

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Abimael Torres hit a grand slam in Puerto Rico's 13-run first inning in a 16-3, four-inning victory over Australia on Thursday in the Little League World Series.

Torres homered after Puerto Rico scored two runs on five straight walks.

Oscar Lopez added a three-run homer in the third for Puerto Rico in its opener.

Joel D. Santos pitched two solid innings, striking out five and allowing one hit. On Sunday, Puerto will face South Korea, which beat the Czech Republic 10-3 on Thursday.

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