Taiwan beat Italy 6-1, the second time around on Monday. Kuo Hui Lo DH'd, and was 1-4 with a double. Today, Cuba defeated Taiwan 8-1. Taiwan could only muster 2 hits, with Lo getting one of the hits and the only RBI. Taiwan's last tuneup game is Wed. against China.
Cuba will be the prohibitive favorite to win the tourney and defend their title. They should have the best overall talent going into World Cup play, as other nations assemble mostly minor league players as well as players from their country's respective domestic leagues/universities.