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Israel upsets Cuba at WBC

Mar 12, 2017

Israel upsets Cuba at WBC

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The most improbable story of the World Baseball Classic added a new chapter. Zach Borenstein hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth, and the Israel bullpen protected the lead the rest of the way in a 4-1 win over Cuba in the second ...

Israel team turning heads at 2017 WBC

Mar 12, 2017

Israel team turning heads at 2017 WBC

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They arrived together in Japan as the toasts of the first round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Team Israel, a squad not many expected to qualify for this tournament, pulled off three upsets in South Korea to make an improbable run into the ...

Teams makes preparations for second round

Mar 11, 2017

Teams makes preparations for second round

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Tokyo Dome was mostly silent, with only the sounds of practice ricocheting off thousands of empty seats at the Big Egg, as the 2017 World Baseball Classic took a day off to prepare for the final push to the championship round. Japan and Cuba, ...

Talented, youthful Dutch squad no longer a secret

Mar 11, 2017

Talented, youthful Dutch squad no longer a secret

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Wladimir Balentien, the affable slugging outfielder for the Netherlands and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, said he knew the young group of players darting around the infield for the Dutch during the World Baseball Classic four years ago were going to be special. Balentien saw ...

Americans rally past Colombia in 10th inning

Mar 11, 2017

Americans rally past Colombia in 10th inning

Retired manager Jim Leyland was back at his familiar perch on the dugout steps Friday night, looking tense as he watched his U.S. team go hitless until the sixth inning and flirt with a devastating defeat before pulling out a 10th-inning win in its ...