Category Archives: Venezuela

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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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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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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Miguel Cabrera Spoils Italy’s Upset Bid, Venezuela to WBC Round Two

GUADALAJARA, México – Italy came within three outs of an incredible upset, but Miguel Cabrera delivered a tape measure home run in the ninth inning as Venezuela advanced to the second round of the World Baseball Classic. The 4-3 victory … 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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Venezuela Prevails over Italy in Extra-Inning Rollercoaster

GUADALAJARA, México – Italy jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, but Venezuela scored eight unanswered runs and the two nations traded comebacks until the South Americans finally triumphed in the tenth. Martín Prado had the game-winning RBI to cap … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Powers by Venezuela in World Baseball Classic

GUADALAJARA, México – It was billed as one of the best games in the World Baseball Classic, but Puerto Rico never allowed Venezuela to get going, and kept scoring until the mercy rule came into effect. In a game that … Continue reading

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The 2017 World Baseball Classic

Now that we’ve had two days to enjoy the incredible run by the Dominican Republic, it’s time to glance at least one eye to the future, which for international baseball fans means the 2017 World Baseball Classic. With the establishment … Continue reading

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All-Time World Baseball Classic Records

Team                           Record             RF        RA       RD Australia                       1-8                   31        60        -29 Brazil                             3-3                   18        18        … Continue reading

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