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Team USA Eliminated from World Baseball Classic by Puerto Rico
March 16th, 2013 at 9:54 AM
It may be America's pastime, but Team USA will have to wait another four years for a shot at the World Baseball Classic title after being eliminated Friday night by Puerto Rico in a 4-3 ballgame at Marlins Park. Nelson Figueroa shut down the Americans with six shutout innings, giving up...

Gio Gonzalez, David Wright Carry Team USA Past Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic
March 13th, 2013 at 8:40 AM
Team USA started Round 2 of the World Baseball Classic on the right foot with a 7-1 win over Puerto Rico Tuesday night at Marlins Park. Gio Gonzalez set the tone by shutting down Puerto Rico's offense, and David Wright drove in five runs to bring his RBI total to...

David Wright’s Grand Slam Lifts Team USA Over Italy in World Baseball Classic
March 10th, 2013 at 9:05 AM
In order to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic in Miami, Team USA absolutely had to win Saturday night's game with Italy at Chase Field in Phoenix. David Wright put the American team in a position to control their own destiny with a fifth inning grand...

Team USA Drops World Baseball Classic Opener to Mexico
March 9th, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Team USA came out flat in its World Baseball Classic debut at Chase Field Friday night against Mexico. R.A. Dickey gave up four runs in the 5-2 loss. Dickey's famous knuckleball was flat in the strike zone, giving up four runs on six hits in four innings. Adrian Gonzalez particularly plagued...

Andrelton Simmons Leaves Atlanta Braves Camp for World Baseball Classic
February 23rd, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Spring Training on Saturday to join his Netherlands national team in Taiwan for the World Baseball Classic. He will be in Asia at least until March 7, braves.com reports. The journey will take a solid 20 hours, and Simmons is mainly hopeful to regulate his...

Dale Murphy to Coach First Base for Team USA in World Baseball Classic
February 23rd, 2013 at 8:40 PM
Atlanta Braves fan favorite Dale Murphy will serve as Team USA's first base coach in the World Baseball Classic, braves.com reports. The 56-year-old Murphy, whose no. 3 jersey is retired by the Braves, will serve under former Braves and New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, who managed Murph in the early...

Atlanta Braves’ Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel to Pitch for Team USA
January 17th, 2013 at 11:25 AM
The World Baseball Classic is set for it's third installment this spring, and two prominent members of the Atlanta Braves pitching staff have been invited by manager Joe Torre to take part: Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel. Medlen, led the major league in nearly every category over the second half of...