Dominican Republic Shuts Out Puerto Rico, Wins WBC
SAN FRANCISCO—In the 2013 World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico took out one baseball giant after another. It beat Venezuela in the first round, the United States in the second and [...]
Dominican Republic Stays Unbeaten, Advances To Championship Game
SAN FRANCISCO—For four innings the favorite was on the ropes again during the World Baseball Classic semifinals. One night after upstart Puerto Rico held onto an early lead against Japan, [...]
Pawelek Pops Back Up As Dutch Team Reliever
All things considered, Mark Pawelek would rather be a baseball player. After all, he's tried working customer service as a gas station. He's tried being a door-to-door salesman. And he's tried baseball player.
Puerto Rico Goes On Without Vazquez
A WBC notebook focuses on Puerto Rico going on without top pitcher Javier Vazquez and in the draft era, and the Dominican Republic's reliance on its hard-throwing bullpen.
Japan Gets Comfortable With Pressure
Japan keeps its focus on winning the next WBC game, rather than worrying about winning a third straight Classic title.
Semifinal Berth Represents Next Step For Honkbal
The Netherlands once was just happy to compete in major international tournaments. Now it expects to do well, and reaching the World Baseball Classic semifinals was just a natural progression.
Emotion, Absentees Don’t Explain Team USA’s WBC Exit
Team USA has taken a lot of criticism for its performance in the World Baseball Classic. Is any of it justified?
WBC Finals Preview: Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is the surprise semifinalist with a win over the U.S.
WBC Finals Preview: Dominican Republic
Previewing the Dominican Republic team as it readies for the World Baseball Classic semifinals.
WBC Finals Preview: Japan
A complete breakdown of Team Japan heading into the final round of the World Baseball Classic, where scouts will have their eyes on two of Japan's top pitchers.
Passion On Display In Dominican Victory
A 3-1 victory against the United States kept the Dominican Republic undefeated in the World Baseball Classic and pushed Team USA to the brink of elimination.
Puerto Rico Looks To The Future
While Puerto Rico is experiencing a downturn in big league talent presently, young players both on its current roster and in the minor leagues augur well for future WBC teams.
WBC Finals Preview: The Netherlands
The Netherlands has an exciting young lineup, but do they have the pitching to compete in the final round of the World Baseball Classic?
Puerto Rico’s Pressure Overwhelms Italian Defense
Puerto Rico took advantage of every Italian defensive mistake in the eighth inning to edge Italy 4-3 in Pool 2 of the WBC.
Wright Stands Out In Stacked Lineup
David Wright had a strong performance for Team USA in Pool D during the first round of the World Baseball Classic. He was even better Tuesday against Puerto Rico with five RBIs in a 7-1 victory.
Cano Goes En Fuego For WBC
Robinson Cano has gotten off to a 12-for-19 start in the WBC, helping the Dominican Republic to a 4-0 record.
Bunting Epidemic Goes Global In WBC
The games in the 2013 World Baseball Classic have been packed with drama. They have also been packed with bunting, including several head-scratching decisions from teams all over the world choosing to give away outs rather than let their best hitters swing away.