Brooks McNiven Starts Vs. Cuba in Beijing

Brooks McNiven started for Team Canada against defending gold medalists Cuba on Wednesday in Beijing. Brooks gave up two earned runs in the outing against Cuba, who are favoured to win gold again this year. ''They are the favourites to win the tournament so this shows we can hit it up with anyone,'' McNiven said. ''It's a loss but we took some positives from it.'' Canada next plays on Friday agains South Korea.

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