U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

Mar 23, 2017

U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

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It will take time to determine whether the United States’ first World Baseball Classic title was the spark needed to ignite greater interest in the tournament in the nation from which baseball originated, and, most importantly, from its biggest stars. Those answers will have ...

Players encouraged by growing interest in WBC

Mar 21, 2017

Players encouraged by growing interest in WBC

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Adam Jones on Saturday night in San Diego made the catch heard ’round the World Baseball Classic when he leapt against the wall to rob Manny Machado of a home run. It also was heard around America, where, gradually, the Classic is gaining steam ...

U.S. advances to face Japan in WBC semis

Mar 19, 2017

U.S. advances to face Japan in WBC semis

The United States is going to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic for the second time thanks to another impressive home run by Giancarlo Stanton at Petco Park and a spectacular catch at the fence by hometown favorite Adam Jones. Stanton hit a ...

Mar 18, 2017

Puerto Rico books spot in semifinals

Puerto Rico edged the United States 6-5 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic as the top finisher in second-round Pool F. Puerto Rico, runner-up in the last WBC in 2013, will play the Netherlands in the first semifinal ...

Jones, Hosmer spark U.S. rally against Venezuela

Mar 16, 2017

Jones, Hosmer spark U.S. rally against Venezuela

On a night when well-hit balls died on the warning track, Petco Park finally yielded to a hometown favorite and the All-Star Game MVP. Adam Jones hit a tying home run leading off the eighth inning and Eric Hosmer added a two-run shot three ...

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 ...