Category Archives: North America

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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Puerto Rican Youth Movement Propels 9-4 WBC Victory

GUADALAJARA, México – Francisco Lindor gave Puerto Rico an early lead over México with a massive two-run homer in the first and the visitors survived a late rally before putting the game away with a four-run ninth. The 9-4 victory … Continue reading

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Italy Stuns México with Five-Run Ninth in WBC Group D Opener

GUADALAJARA, México – Four years ago, Italy punched its ticket to the second round of the World Baseball Classic after a ninth-inning comeback to beat México. Tonight, México appeared to have taken revenge in a back-and-forth slugfest, but Italy launched … Continue reading

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