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A Record Nine Venezuelans to Compete in World Series

This year's World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers will include 9 Venezuelans: José Mijares, Marco Scutaro, Pablo Sandoval, Gregor Blanco, and Héctor Sánchez for the Giants, and Miguel Cabrera, Aníbal Sánchez, Avisail García and Omar Infante for the Tigers.

This is the most Venezuelans ever to grace the World Series. Previously, there have been up to 4 Venezuelans on the field. In 2003, when the Florida Marlins faced the New York Yankees, the game included Miguel Cabrera, Ugeth Urbina, Alex González and Juan Rivera. In 2006, the Tigers faced the St.
Louis Cardinals with Magglio Ordóñez, Carlos Guillén, Omar Infante and Wilfredo Ledezma.

On Monday night, the Giants qualified for the World Series by beating the Cardinals 9-0 in the seventh game of a series.

At bat, Scutaro was 3 for 4 with 6 runs, 3 doubles, 4 RBIs and 2 base on balls. He continued his 10-game hit streak, raising his post season average to an impressive .500. At the close of the game, he was chosen as MVP of the National League Championship Series.

Meanwhile, Pablo Sandoval hit a double in the third inning, and Gregor Blanco had two runs and two base on balls.

Pitcher Matt Cain of the U.S. was a mainstay in the game, throwing almost 6 innings with no runs.

YVKE Mundial / Press - Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / October 23, 2012

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