On September 15, 2012 — Spain beats Germany, 8 – 6, for third place in the 2012 European Championship. American Paco Figueroa and Venezuelans Dewis Navarro and Jesús Golindano each get three hits for Spain, with Navarro contributing a three-run homer. In a losing cause, both Ludwig Glaser and Jendrick Speer go deep. Italy and the Netherlands, already set for a match tomorrow in the finale, play a close game. Italy wins, 4 – 3, as Dwayne Kemp just misses a grand slam in the 9th with a long foul. The Rotterdam native had already gone 3 for 4 with a homer before striking out following his long foul drive.
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