Category Archives: North America

Melancon on New Zealand and Role as MLB Ambassador

LOS ANGELES – Mark Melancon made headlines this winter when he set a record for largest contract ever for a relief pitcher when the righthander signed with the Giants. The mark was short-lived, as both Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen … Continue reading

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Dave Winfield on ‘Pride and Dignity’ of the WBC

SAN DIEGO – Just before first pitch between the United States and the Dominican Republic in the second round of the World Baseball Classic, we spoke with Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. Winfield retired as one of only 19 members … Continue reading

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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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USA’s Pitching Leads Team to WBC Final

LOS ANGELES – The United States received stellar pitching from Tanner Roark and timely RBI from Andrew McCutchen and Adam Jones and defeated Japan 2-1 to advance to the final of the World Baseball Classic for the first time in … 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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Interview with Team USA’s Josh Harrison

SAN DIEGO, Calif – Before last night’s thrilling game with Puerto Rico (game story here), we spoke to Team USA’s Josh Harrison. J-Hay, starting at second base that night, was a 2014 NL All-Star with the Pittsburgh Pirates and hit … 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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Jones, Hosmer Power USA to Comeback WBC Victory

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Adam Jones and Eric Hosmer both knocked balls out of Petco Park in the eighth inning, and Team USA came-from-behind to defeat Venezuela, 4-2 in the Second Round of the World Baseball Classic. Venezuela and the … Continue reading

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México Outlasts Venezuela, Loses WBC Tiebreaker

GUADALAJARA, México – In a World Baseball Classic filled with thrilling games, México held off a Venezuelan team that mounted repeated comebacks, winning a rollercoaster of matchup, 11-9. With the home crowd well aware of both the talent of Venezuela’s … Continue reading

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BREAKING: México Will Protest MLB Tiebreaker Decision

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – México defeated Venezuela 11-9 in the final game of pool play at the World Baseball Classic Pool D, and celebrated clinching a spot in the tiebreaker game against Italy to determine which nation would advance to the … Continue reading

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