Stories tagged: WBC
Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
U.S. routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind dominant Stroman
Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
U.S. edges Japan 2-1, advances to WBC championship game
Brandon Crawford scored the tiebreaking run when Nobuhiro Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones’ grounder to third in the eighth inning, and the United States reached the championship game of the World …
Wed., March 15, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Adam Jones, Eric Hosmer homer to lift U.S. to 4-2 win vs Venezuela
Hometown favorite Adam Jones hit a tying home run leading off the eighth inning and Eric Hosmer added a two-run shot three batters later as the United States rallied to …
Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Adrian Gonzalez criticizes WBC organizers over Mexico elimination
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had some harsh words for organizers of the World Baseball Classic, saying `they’re not even close to being the Little League World Series’
Wed., March 15, 2017, 12:53 a.m.
Japan beats Israel 8-3 to reach championship round of WBC
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo sparked a five-run sixth inning with a solo home run to lead Japan over Israel 8-3 and into the championship round of the World Baseball Classic. With a …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Israel reaches 2nd round of the WBC with Mensch power
AP Photo SEL109, SEL105, SEL108, SEL111 (Eds: Clarifies that Israel Baseball League lasted one season; minor edits. With AP Photos.)
Wed., March 8, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
Braves star Freeman honors mom by playing for Canada in WBC
Freddie Freeman was born and raised in Southern California and blossomed into a star with the Atlanta Braves. Starting this week, he’s proudly playing in World Baseball Classic. For Canada …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
A WBC tradition – MLB teams worry about players getting hurt
Honking horns, pulsing percussion and chanting crowds will transform Marlins Park into a Caribbean-style carnival this week for the World Baseball Classic. To major league teams, it sounds dangerous.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Mariners say goodbye to big names for WBC
Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura were in a bit of a hurry after playing part of a spring training game.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Mariners’ Jean Segura to join Cano, Cruz on Dominican team in WBC
Dominican GM Moises Alou confirms Mariners shortstop Jean Segura will replace Hanley Ramirez on the nation’s World Baseball Classic roster.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
World Baseball Classic growing slowly, but far from mature
The World Baseball Classic returns Monday for its fourth edition, growing slowly yet still far from rising to the prominence of soccer’s World Cup or the Olympics.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 1 a.m.
Nats say Max Scherzer has pitching finger injury, to miss WBC
N.L. Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer injured a finger on his pitching hand and will miss the World Baseball Classic.
Wed., March 20, 2013
Dominicans finish WBC dominance
SAN FRANCISCO – Cheers of “Dominicana! Dominicana!” rang outthrough the rain at AT&T Park all the way to the streets of Santo Domingo. The Dominican Republic has its World Baseball …
Sun., March 17, 2013
Team USA undone by Nelson Figueroa’s brilliance at WBC
Ryan Braun and Ryan Vogelsong are out, Team USA is ruined. Either that, or a much simpler reason a club loaded with big league All-Stars got jettisoned in the World …
Sun., March 17, 2013
Dutch team gets its country’s attention with WBC success
SAN FRANCISCO – Most of Hensley Meulens’ pitchers for the Netherlands hail from Holland, the position players from three Dutch islands. It has become quite the winning mix in the …