Daily Archives: March 10, 2013

Extra Innings’ 2013 World Baseball Classic Power Rankings (Mar. 10)

These rankings are purely subjective and reflect Extra Innings’ thoughts. Check previous editions here and look for an updated chart tomorrow! Cuba (4-1): Earns a day of rest before facing the Dutch and will be hungry for vengeance. Dominican Republic (3-0): Clearly … Continue reading

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Dominicans Win Pool C in 4-3 Duel with Puerto Rico

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Robinsón Canó hit a home run and Dominican Republic skipper Tony Peña pushed all the right buttons in managing his pitching staff, and the Dominicans beat Puerto Rico 4-3 at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan. … Continue reading

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U.S. Escapes Canada, Advances to WBC Second Round

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score The United States, ranked second in the global baseball charts, survived a tenacious Canadian team and piled on two big innings late in the game in a 9-4 victory. The Pool D finale was a winner-take-all … Continue reading

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Cabrera and Sandoval Homer in Venezuelan Victory

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Venezuela overcame an early lead by Spain and put up a six-run fourth inning, holding off the underdogs the rest of the way in an 11-6 victory. Both nations had already been eliminated from the World … Continue reading

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Japan Sets Three World Baseball Classic Records

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Japan re-wrote the record books in its 16-4 drubbing of the Netherlands. Two different team records were shattered, while another was tied. Atsunori Inaba also made an individual mark. Records: Most extra-base hits in a game, team: 10 … Continue reading

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Japan’s Six Homers, Maeda Demolish Dutch, 16-4

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Japan tied a World Baseball Classic record with six home runs, breaking out of a tournament long slump and taking it out on an overwhelmed Netherlands team. The 16-4 victory ended in the seventh on the mercy rule, … Continue reading

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Wright Powers Americans Over Italy in WBC

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score World Baseball Classic upstarts Italy took an early lead against the United States but was unable to hold it, and the American got their first win in 2013, 6-2. Faced with a humiliating elimination if they … Continue reading

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