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?
As World Baseball Classic Grows, So Does Coverage
The World Baseball Classic has always been right in Baseball America's wheelhouse. No one covers the game around the globe like we do, and we always viewed a world cup-style tournament for baseball as a great engine for the game's growth.
Italy Fumbles Away Elimination Game To Puerto Rico
BY WALTER VILLA MIAMI—Italy spent much of the World Baseball Classic’s second round leading. But instead of a 2-0 record, the Italians are leaving Marlins Park winless. Puerto [...]
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.
U.S. Survives Scare From Canada To Advance To Miami
Apparently it will never be easy for Team USA. Just five outs away from elimination, the U.S. rallied for three eighth-inning runs to take the lead over Canada. The U.S. [...]