Category Archives: Caribbean

Team USA Claims First World Baseball Classic Championship

LOS ANGELES – Marcus Stroman pitched six no-hit innings and the United States pounded out 13 hits to defeat Puerto Rico 8-0 and win its first World Baseball Classic championship. After losing to Puerto Rico in round two, the USA … Continue reading

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Beltrán on Puerto Rico’s Experience and Energy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Carlos Beltrán is one of four Puerto Rican players to appear in all four World Baseball Classics, the most of any nation. Beltrán, who turns 40 in April, has put together a Hall of Fame-worthy career … Continue reading

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Rosario: Championship Game is ‘Everything’ for Puerto Rico

LOS ANGELES – Eddie Rosario is only 25 years old, but has already played two years in the big leagues for the Twins and is playing in his second World Baseball Classic, this time as the starting rightfielder. Rosario is … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Survives Netherlands, Will Play for World Title

LOS ANGELES – Edwin Díaz worked out of a bases loaded jam in the eleventh and Puerto Rico played the tiebreaker rule to perfection as Eddie Rosario broke the hearts of the Netherlands with a game-winning sacrifice fly to send … Continue reading

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Stanton, Jones Send USA to WBC Final Four

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – It was win or go home for the United States and the Dominican Republic, and the game delivered on the potency of its premise as it took a titanic two-run homer by Giancarlo Stanton and a … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Still Perfect, Advances to WBC Final Four

SAN DIEGO, Calif – The first six Puerto Rican batters hit safely and Puerto Rico survived a ninth-inning rally by the United States to advance to the final round of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles. Team USA had … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Routs Venezuela to Win WBC Pool F

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Edwin Rodríguez gave most of Puerto Rico’s starters the day off, but the bench responded with a relentless hitting attack, and Puerto Rico retained its perfect record in a 13-2 victory over hapless Venezuela. The victors … Continue reading

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Balanced and Exuberant Puerto Rico Undefeated in WBC

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Could Puerto Rico be the team to beat in Pool F of the World Baseball Classic? Like the Dominican Republic in 2013, Puerto Rico entered the 2017 Classic on the shortlist of the best teams in … Continue reading

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Polanco, Cruz Generate Plátano Power in Dominican Shutout

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The World Baseball Classic has delivered game after game of exciting, passionate baseball, and the Dominican Republic’s showdown with Venezuela was no exception. Edinsón Vólquez outduelled Jhoulys Chacín, and Gregory Polanco and Nelson Cruz tapped into … Continue reading

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Passionate Puerto Rico Earns Classic Payback Over D.R.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Puerto Rico played with a passion and enthusiasm that the baseball world will long remember, and defeated the Dominican Republic 3-1 in a thrilling rematch of the 2013 World Baseball Classic Championship. Yadier Molina led a … Continue reading

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