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The 2023 World Baseball Classic has been a rollercoaster of emotions so far, and it’s only getting better! If you’re a baseball fan or just love the thrill of sporting events, you won’t want to miss any of our daily updates on the tournament. Crawfish Boxes will be bringing you everything you need to know, including highlights of Astros players vying for the championship.

In today’s second round, Cuba and Australia will go head-to-head while Astros’ José Urquidy aims to lead Mexico to victory in a win-or-die game. Excited yet? That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read on for a quick rundown of yesterday’s scores and the players who stood out.

There were some exciting matchups on Tuesday, with Venezuela earning a 4-1 victory over Nicaragua, Canada cruising to a 5-0 win over Colombia, and the Dominican Republic savagely crushing Israel with a score of 10-0 in just 7 innings. In a nail-biting game, Mexico triumphed over Great Britain, winning 2-1.

But let’s talk about the Astros players, shall we? Second baseman José Altuve gave a valiant effort for Venezuela but ultimately went 0-for-3 with a SO and BB, lowering his batting average to .200. On the other hand, right-handed pitcher Héctor Neris and shortstop Jeremy Peña, both playing for the Dominican Republic, showed off their skills with impressive performances in yesterday’s game against Israel.

If you’re wondering which teams are currently leading in the standings, we’ve got you covered. Cuba, Italy, and the Netherlands are all tied in Pool A, while Japan is dominating in Pool B with a 4-0 record. Canada, Mexico, and the United States are tied in Pool C, and Venezuela is the team to beat in Pool D with a perfect 3-0 record.

Finally, let’s not forget about yesterday’s leaders in batting and pitching stats. Nicky López from Italy tops the list in hits with eight, while Jóse Ruiz of Venezuela has two wins under his belt. The closer standings make it clear that anything can happen in this unpredictable tournament.

Looking forward to today’s games, be sure to tune into the first round matches of Venezuela vs. Israel, Mexico vs. Canada, Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic, and United States vs. Colombia. Then, stick around for the second round match between Australia and Cuba. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the World Baseball Classic has in store, and we hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey.