Cano lifts MLB stars 5-3 over Taiwan team

November 3, 2011 - 10:35 AM
Taiwan Baseball All Star Series

Taiwanese fans cheer on New York Yankees Robinson Cano during the first game of the Taiwan Baseball All Star Series in Xinzhuang, Taiwan, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. The US major leaguers will play five baseball games against Taiwan's national team from Nov. 1-6. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Robinson Cano doubled in a run in the seventh inning to help an MLB All-Star team beat Taiwan's national team 5-3 Thursday in the second game of a five-game series.

The New York Yankees' second baseman also singled and scored in the sixth inning in the game in Taichung.

"They got a great team," Cano said. "They played a pretty good game."

The Taiwanese went ahead 3-2 in the fifth, scoring twice on three hits and a walk. The MLB squad tied it in the sixth and added two more runs in the seventh.

Relievers Rich Thompson of the Los Angeles Angels, Ramon Ramirez of the San Francisco Giants and Bill Bray of the Cincinnati Reds kept the Taiwanese scoreless from the sixth inning on.

In the series opener Tuesday, the MLB team won 7-0 in a game halted in the sixth inning because of rain. The teams play in Taichung on Friday before closing the series with two weekend games in Kaohsiung.