Venezuela tops Nicaragua 4-1 in WBC, is 3-0 in group play

MIAMI (AP) — Eugenio Suárez and Anthony Santander had two hits each as Venezuela beat Nicaragua 4-1 and improved to 3-0 in the World Baseball Classic. Venezuela clinched Group D and reached the quarterfinals when the Dominican Republic defeated Israel later Tuesday. Suárez’s two-run single capped a three-run fourth inning that overcame a 1-0 deficit. Andrés Giménez’s run-scoring single tied the score, and Suárez lined a ball to right-center that scored Santander and Giménez. Santander added an RBI double in the fifth.