Venezuela began the Olympic playoff with a defeat to the Dominican Republic 10 runs by 7, after a highly offensive match at the Puebla stadium, Mexico.
From the first episode, both novenas came out to bat the Dominicans led by bat Juan Francisco, who began to produce in his first appearance.
Meanwhile, the Venezuelans relied on the home runs to keep up with their rival, especially Alexi Amarista who turned the table around in his first two at-bats.
But the island's combined three-race, five-race rallies in the fifth and seventh innings prevented Venezuela from reacting.
Francisco, the most outstanding of the Dominican Republic, finished the day 5-3, with a home run and 5 RBIs.
In those led by José Alguacil, Amarista was the most productive with his two home runs in 4 at-bats.
Venezuela will face the Netherlands on Wednesday in search of a place for the next round.