Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

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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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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Dominican Republic Claims Second World Title

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score The Dominican Republic used its patented blend of pitching, athleticism, and timely hitting to shut out Puerto Rico 3-0 in the 2013 World Baseball Classic championship game. The team did so in a record-setting way, winning … Continue reading

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Ríos, Puerto Rico Shock Defending Champs Japan

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Edwin Rodríguez, manager of the underdog Puerto Rico team, put together a game plan against the two-time defending World Baseball Classic champions Japan and stuck to it, and Álex Ríos hit a two-run homer to give … Continue reading

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Santana’s Blast Leads Dominicans in Shutout Win

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Carlos Santana broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a monstrous solo home run and the Dominican Republic shut out Puerto Rico, 2-0, to win Pool 2 of the World Baseball Classic. The victors … Continue reading

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Figueroa Pitches Puerto Rico Past USA, Into Finals

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score Puerto Rico scored a run in the first inning and Nelson Figueroa made it stand it up with six scoreless frames, and the team withstood a late rally from the United States to qualify for the … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Eliminates Italy, One Win from Semis

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Box Score It was a different night but the same story for Italy in the World Baseball Classic. After taking the lead on a big hit, this time by Anthony Rizzo, Italy wasted the efforts of an intrepid … 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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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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