Tejada, Panama lose WBC qualifier opener

Ruben Tejada

Ruben Tejada

#11 SS
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM114
  • HR1

  • RBI25

  • R53

  • OBP.333

  • AVG.289

Ruben Tejada went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts as the starting shortstop and host Panama lost the opening game of a World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament, 3-2 to Brazil on Thursday night.

Mets farmhand Angel Cuan tossed a scoreless relief inning. Manny Acosta did not appear in the opener for Panama.