Johnny Damon went 1-for-3 as Thailand's designated hitter Wednesday in Game 1 of the WBC qualifier.
Thailand committed seven errors in the field en route to being blown out by the Philippines. Damon singled and drew a walk but also grounded into a double play. One team among Thailand, Chinese Taipei, New Zealand and the Philippines will advance to the 16-team World Baseball Classic. That tourney begins in early March.