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“It Means a Lot”: Balentien and Profar on WBC

LOS ANGELES – Wladimir Balentien was a unanimous selection to the World Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team after an outstanding performance for the Netherlands, while teammate Jurickson Profar was only a step behind. Balentien hit .615, setting WBC records with 12 … Continue reading

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Captain America Strikes Again in US Win

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score David Wright, dubbed ‘Captain America’ after his clutch grand slam against Italy, came through again in the second round of the World Baseball Classic. The U.S. third baseman doubled his WBC-leading RBI total to 10 in … Continue reading

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Dominican Republic Squeaks By Upstart Italy

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Chris Colabello and Italy gave the Dominican Republic a scare, leading the heavily favoured Dominicans until the seventh inning. José Reyes and Robinsón Canó joined Colabello in hitting home runs in a 5-4 Dominican victory. Colabello … 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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Puerto Rico Escapes Pool C with Upset Win

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Puerto Rico qualified for the second round of the World Baseball Classic in front of a packed house in Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, eliminating heavily-favoured Venezuela in a 6-3 pitcher’s duel. It is the … Continue reading

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Cuba Overpowers Chinese Taipei, 14-0

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Cuba used a prodigious display of power to eliminate Chinese Taipei from the second round of the World Baseball Classic, 14-0. The mercy rule victory featured four home runs and two doubles among 12 hits, and … Continue reading

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Alvarado and Burgos Lead Puerto Rico in Shutout Win

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Puerto Rico took advantage of a jittery first inning from Spain, a first-time World Baseball Classic participant, to score three runs. Giancarlo Alvarado and the bullpen then made the 3-0 lead hold, and the hosts earned … Continue reading

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Canó, Dominican Republic Thump Venezuela in Pool C Opener

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box score The Dominican Republic left no doubt that it is one of the chief contenders for the world championship with a 9-3 drubbing of a good Venezuelan side. The 13th-ranked Dominican stroked 13 hits, including five of … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Cepeda Shatters Suzuki’s WBC Hit Record

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Cuba’s Frederich Cepeda, who has participated in three World Baseball Classics, recently became the tournament’s all-time hit leader. Cepeda now has 28, eclipsing Ichiro Suzuki’s mark of 24. Suzuki elected not to appear in the 2013 WBC. Cepeda … Continue reading

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Well-Rounded Cuba Holds Off Japan, 6-3

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Fully hitting its offensive stride, Cuba used a powerful hitting attack to defeat Japan 6-3 in the Fukuoka Dome. Both sides had already qualified for the second round of the World Baseball Classic, but Cuba takes the No. … Continue reading

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