- Associated Press - Saturday, March 2, 2013

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Andruw Jones got two hits and Diegomar Markwell and Orlando Yntema combined for seven innings of four-hit ball to help the Netherlands upset South Korea 5-0 in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday.

Roger Bernadina drove in two runs and Dutch shortstop Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5, including two doubles.

Markwell (1-0) struck out two and allowed two hits in four innings.

South Korea’s Sukmin Yoon (0-1) allowed four hits in 4 1/3 innings. The 2008 Olympic champions also made four errors, while seven pitchers combined to give up 10 hits.

Host Taiwan beat Australia 4-1 in the other Group B game earlier Saturday. The Netherlands and Taiwan face off Sunday. The top two teams in the group advance to the WBC’s next round later this month in Tokyo.

 

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