Many teams have learned just how dangerous it is to face Miguel Cabrera in the ninth inning of a close game. Team Italy found this out the hard way in their Pool D tiebreaker against Team Venezuela.
BOOM!!! @MiguelCabrera ties it up with a solo shot on the first pitch of the top of the ninth! #WBC2017 pic.twitter.com/SXgRRSecKT— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) March 14, 2017
Following Cabrera’s game-tying solo shot, Victor Martinez walked and Team Venezuela scored another run on a long Rougned Odor single to deep center.