• Puerto Rico opens Classic with shutout of Spain

    Summary of 23 articles · Updated Mar 14, 2013
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    • US, Puerto Rico meet in must-win rematch

      For the second time in the last two World Baseball Classics, the U.S. will face Puerto Rico in an elimination game, this time to advance to the semifinals at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Puerto Rico's late rally gives Italy the boot

      On the brink of elimination from the World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico rallied with three runs in the eighth inning to defeat Italy, 4-3, on Wednesday night in front of 25,787 at Marlins Park.
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    • Puerto Rico rallies, eliminates Italy from WBC

      With the score tied and two outs, Puerto Rico's Alex Rios kept running from second base. Rios scored the go-ahead run without a play, and the Puerto Ricans rallied to oust Italy from the World Baseball Classic with a 4-3 victory Wednesday night.
    • Wright, Gonzalez power U.S. past Puerto Rico 7-1

      MIAMI (AP) -- Gio Gonzalez gave Team USA its best start yet, and David Wright provided a big finish.
    • US tops Puerto Rico in Gio's dominant homecoming

      Gio Gonzalez came home and pitched precisely as advertised on Tuesday night and David Wright drove in five as the United States beat Puerto Rico, 7-1, in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Battle-tested USA, Puerto Rico set for second round

      Team USA showed its resiliency late on Sunday to advance in the World Baseball Classic. It's about to get a whole lot tougher for the Americans, who on Tuesday play Puerto Rico, which faced tough opponents in its own pool.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Dominican tops Puerto Rico to go perfect in Pool C

      With bragging rights, as well as perhaps a more desirable opener in Round 2 against Team Italy, on the line, San Juan rocked as the Dominican Republic beat host Puerto Rico, 4-2, to win Pool C.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Cano, Dominican Republic claim WBC's Group C

      Robinson Cano homered and the undefeated Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 4-2 on Sunday night in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to win their first-round group in the World Baseball Classic.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • WBC roundup: P.R., Dom. Republic win, advance

      SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Mike Aviles drove in three runs and Puerto Rico beat Venezuela 6-3 Saturday night to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • World Baseball Classic roundup: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Italy advance, favorite Venezuela eliminated

      Puerto Rico 6, Venezuela 3: A real stunner down in San Juan as one of the tournament’s favorites, Venezuela, was eliminated just two games in following losses to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Venezuela actually got the jump on the scoreboard S
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    • Santana, Cano power Dominicans in WBC win

      Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning Saturday as Cuba routed Taiwan 14-0 in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • DR pitching contains Spain for second win

      A 6-3 win over Spain on Saturday afternoon gave the Dominican Republic its second victory in Pool C, one more than was collected four years ago.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Cuba routs Taiwan in second round of Classic

      Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning Saturday as Cuba routed Taiwan 14-0 in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
      Source: ESPN.com
  • US faces new challenges in Miami's Pool 2

    Team USA survived a nervous three-game weekend in Phoenix and arrived overnight to join Italy, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in Pool 2 in the second round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
    Source: MLB.com

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