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United States avoids ‘embarrassment’

USA rallies late to beat Canada and advance to Round 2 of WBC
Taylor Green got the better of David Wright here, but Green and the Canadians were eliminated from the World Baseball Classic by Wright and the Americans on Sunday. USA rallied on Canada for a 9-4 victory to reach the second round of the WBC.
Ben Zobrist started in right field Sunday for the Americans in a must-win game at the World Baseball Classic, and he reached safely on three infield singles in the United States’ 9-4 victory over Canada to reach the second round of the WBC.
Down 4-2, Adam Jones doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning as the Americans rallied for seven runs in the final two innings to avoid elimination Sunday at the World Baseball Classic.
Heath Bell pitched a scoreless seventh inning, then the Americans’ bats came alive in the final two innings for seven unanswered runs and a 9-4 victory over Canada on Sunday at the World Baseball Classic. With the win, the United States avoided the ‘embarrassment’ of being eliminated from the WBC in the first round and again will fly the colors in Round 2.
WBC

FIRST ROUND

x-advanced to Round 2

GROUP A W L Pct GB

x-Cuba 3 0 1.000 –

x-Japan 2 1 .667 1

China 1 2 .333 2

Brazil 0 3 .000 3

GROUP B W L Pct GB

x-Taiwan 2 1 .667 –

x-Netherlands 2 1 .667 –

South Korea 2 1 .667 –

Australia 0 3 .000 2½

GROUP C W L Pct GB

x-Dominican Republic 3 0 1.000 –

x-Puerto Rico 2 1 .667 1

Venezuela 1 2 .333 2

Spain 0 3 .000 3

GROUP D W L Pct GB

x-United States 2 1 .667 –

x-Italy 2 1 .667 –

Canada 1 2 .333 1

Mexico 1 2 .333 1

SECOND ROUND

GROUP 1, at Tokyo

Thursday, March 7

Netherlands 6, Cuba 2

Friday, March 8

Japan 4, Taiwan 3, 10 innings

Saturday, March 9

Cuba 14, Taiwan 0

Sunday, March 10

Japan 16, Netherlands 4

Monday, March 11

Cuba vs. Netherlands, 4 a.m.

Tuesday, March 12

5 winner vs. Japan, 4 a.m.

GROUP 2, at Miami

Tuesday, March 12

Italy vs. Dominican Republic, 11 a.m.

Puerto Rico vs. United States, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13

1 loser vs. 2 loser, 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 14

1 winner vs. 2 winner, 5 p.m.

Friday, March 15

3 winner vs. 4 loser, 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 16

5 winner vs. 4 winner, 11 a.m.

Durango Herald

United States avoids ‘embarrassment’

Taylor Green got the better of David Wright here, but Green and the Canadians were eliminated from the World Baseball Classic by Wright and the Americans on Sunday. USA rallied on Canada for a 9-4 victory to reach the second round of the WBC.
Ben Zobrist started in right field Sunday for the Americans in a must-win game at the World Baseball Classic, and he reached safely on three infield singles in the United States’ 9-4 victory over Canada to reach the second round of the WBC.
Down 4-2, Adam Jones doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning as the Americans rallied for seven runs in the final two innings to avoid elimination Sunday at the World Baseball Classic.
Heath Bell pitched a scoreless seventh inning, then the Americans’ bats came alive in the final two innings for seven unanswered runs and a 9-4 victory over Canada on Sunday at the World Baseball Classic. With the win, the United States avoided the ‘embarrassment’ of being eliminated from the WBC in the first round and again will fly the colors in Round 2.
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