Team USA Powers Way Back To The World Baseball Classic Final

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Team USA Powers Way Back To The World Baseball Classic Final


Team USA Powers Way Back To The World Baseball Classic Final


After taking down Cuba by a score of 14-2 last night, Team USA advanced to the World Baseball Classic Final. They will play the winner of the Mexico and Japan game tonight and the Americans have a chance to claim back-to-back World Baseball Classic titles.

The only team in the history of the competition to win consecutive championships was Japan back in 2006 and 2009.

The massive victory in the semi-finals last night showed just the kind of firepower that this team possesses and how dangerous they can be in these one game situations. It’s loaded roster full of MLB stars and a collective unit working towards the common goal of winning the title for the country they represent and love.

However, getting to this final stage hasn’t been a cakewalk. Just when things seemed gloomy for Team USA in their previous matchup against Venezuela, shortstop Trea Turner stepped up to the plate and launched a grand slam that will forever stand in the history books.

It was the kind of moment that people will remember where they were when it happened because it was that iconic. The team had blown a lead and found themselves down multiple runs in the late innings against a very good ballclub across from them. But this team never wavered and found a way to come away with the win.

Yet, this is exactly who Turner is as a player. Cool, calm, and collected is his style and this demeanor helped him earn a massive payday earlier this offseason from the Philadelphia Phillies. This was his moment and one that the entire country has rallied behind.

Turner has been one of the better players for this squad since the start of the competition and picked up in the semi-finals last night against Cuba by adding in two more home runs in route to the big victory.

He became the second player in the history of Team USA to hit a multi home run game, joining only Ken Griffey Jr. in the record books.

They will await their opponent in the World Baseball Classic Final but one thing is for sure, this will be a tough team to knock out. This team wants to win this badly and has the collection of talent to repeat this year.


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