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World Baseball Classic 2017

USA Sends Dominican Republic Home


SAN DIEGO – Very few would have believed that the USA would beat the powerful Dominican Republic team and stay alive to move on to the finals in Los Angeles.

The United States is headed to the World Baseball Classic semifinals and major props have to go to Giancarlo Stanton who hit a shot that not only was the go-ahead homer, but also was so impressive that it pumped a lot of energy into the entire USA clubhouse. If that was not motivation enough, Adam Jones made a catch that will go down in history robbing Machado of a sure enough homerun. The victory sends the U.S. to its second semifinals appearance with a 6-3 win over the Dominican Republic on Saturday night in San Diego.

The winner-take-all bout had a postseason-like atmosphere, with the sellout Petco Park crowd hanging on every pitch between two of the most star-studded rosters in the tournament. By defeating the defending champions, Team USA advances to join Puerto Rico, Japan and the Netherlands in Los Angeles. A semifinals matchup with unbeaten Japan looms Tuesday evening at at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.TV.

About Julio Pabón

Julio is President and Founder of Latino Sports LLC., the parent company of Julio is a product of the South Bronx where he still lives and runs his businesses. Julio has written and has been interviewed for numerous publication and networks on sports & political issues. He has been an activist promoting social justice and respect for all communities. He is a recognized motivational speaker, was an adjunct professor of American History and presently volunteer's as a lecturer in local South Bronx High Schools. His primary goal is to make a multi-facet sports portal that will engender social and economic empowerment to the Latino community.

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