3/16/2013 | Wandy's gem lifts Dominicans to top seed in pool
Wandy Rodriguez tossed six scoreless innings Saturday to help lift the Dominican Republic to a 2-0 win over Puerto Rico and the top seed in Pool 2.
3/16/2013 | Manuel glad Rollins is returning to camp
Charlie Manuel was rooting for the United States in the World Baseball Classic. The Phillies' manager hoped Team USA would advance to the finals at AT&T Park in San Francisco and win it all on March 19.
3/16/2013 | Rizzo returns after exciting Classic ride with Italy
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was among a small handful of Major Leaguers playing for Italy, but the team defied expectation, advancing to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
3/16/2013 | Rodney's fifth save locks up top seed for DR
Fernando Rodney secured the Dominican Republic's 2-0 victory over Puerto Rico on Saturday, keeping the Dominicans undefeated in World Baseball Classic play.
3/16/2013 | Young intends to be better than ever at third
One of the big questions the Phillies had coming into Spring Training was how well Michael Young would be able to make the transition back to third base after not playing there regularly since 2010.
3/16/2013 | Santana drills solo homer to lift Dominican Republic
Carlos Santana broke open a shutout at the World Baseball Classic on Saturday with a long home run, propelling the Dominican Republic to what became a 2-0 win over Puerto Rico. Santana's home run helped the D.R. earn the top seed from its bracket in the semifinals. Puerto Rico is the second seed out of Pool 2.
3/16/2013 | Despite USA's early exit, Kimbrel enjoyed Classic
Although the United States was knocked out in the second round, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel called his first classic a "great experience" and enjoyed working with Joe Torre and Greg Maddux.
3/16/2013 | Hill's strong start sets tone for Tigers' shutout
Shawn Hill delivered his strongest outing this spring as the visiting Tigers defeated the Cardinals, 3-0, Saturday in front of a packed house of 7,629, the largest attendance at Roger Dean Stadium this spring.
3/16/2013 | Turner leaves game with sprained right ankle
The Mets' third base depth chart is suddenly not so deep. With David Wright already uncertain for Opening Day, Justin Turner sprained his right ankle Saturday while filling in at third.
3/16/2013 | Boesch excited for opportunity with Yankees
Brennan Boesch loves playing at Yankee Stadium. Now he couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to do so in pinstripes.
3/16/2013 | Puerto Rico's Rivera leaves with hamstring injury
First baseman Carlos Rivera of Puerto Rico was removed from Saturday's World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic because of left hamstring tightness.
3/16/2013 | Stanton, Cishek take day off before return
Marlins stars Giancarlo Stanton and Steve Cishek returned from the World Baseball Classic healthy and with some big-game experience under their belts, ready to rejoin their Major League club this weekend.
3/16/2013 | Beltran, Molina remain with PR amid Classic run
Outfielder Carlos Beltran and catcher Yadier Molina will remain away from Cardinals camp for at least a few more days, as they depart for San Francisco and the championship round of the World Baseball Classic after Puerto Rico's game against the Dominican Republic on Saturday in Miami.
3/16/2013 | Crawford and Greinke nearing return to action
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford and starter Zack Greinke moved closer to game action Saturday, with Crawford possibly serving as DH Sunday and Greinke set for a short bullpen session.
3/16/2013 | PR draws tough task facing Japan on short rest
After playing two games in less than 24 hours, Puerto Rico is flying across the country to San Francisco, where it will face two-time World Baseball Classic champions Japan on Sunday in a semifinal matchup at AT&T Park.
3/16/2013 | Finally, four: SF stage is set for Classic semis
The stage is set for the World Baseball Classic in San Francisco, as Puerto Rico will take on Japan on Sunday night, while Team Netherlands and the Dominican Republic will do battle in the other semifinal Monday evening.
3/16/2013 | Alou notices commitment of Dominican players
Compared to previous World Baseball Classics, Dominican Republic general manager Moises Alou sees a more solid commitment from his country.
3/16/2013 | Hanley's impact goes beyond performance
More than the numbers tells the impact Hanley Ramirez has made for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
3/16/2013 | Garagiola proud of US team he helped build
With the help of Joe Torre, Team USA's general manager Joe Garagiola Jr. helped construct a competitive roster that fell just a bit short of its ultimate goal to win the World Baseball Classic.
3/16/2013 | Aybar's heads-up play keeps PR from first strike
Two days after driving in the go-ahead run in the Dominican Republic's 3-1 victory over Team USA, Dominican shortstop Erick Aybar made another big-time play in Saturday's World Baseball Classic second-round game against Puerto Rico at Marlins Park.
3/16/2013 | Cano earns second MVP honor of Classic
Robinson Cano was named the Most Valuable Player of the second round of the World Baseball Classic at Marlins Park on Saturday, just like he won the award in the opening set of games last week in Puerto Rico.
3/16/2013 | O's option top prospect Bundy to Double-A
The Orioles on Saturday optioned right-hander Dylan Bundy, the club's top prospect, to Double-A. In addition, Baltimore optioned fellow righty Todd Redmond to Triple-A.
3/16/2013 | DR's Pena showing world his managing skills
Tony Pena is perfectly happy in his role as bench coach for the New York Yankees. If any Major League team is interested, however, Pena would like a second chance to manage in the big leagues.
3/16/2013 | Wandy, Santana lead Dominicans past PR
Carlos Santana homered to lead off the fifth and left-hander Wandy Rodriguez pitched six innings of two-hit ball to earn the win as the Dominican Republic topped Puerto Rico, 2-0, on Saturday.
3/16/2013 | Dutch head to San Francisco for date with destiny
Against the odds, The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a mere two victories away from being crowned champions of a World Baseball Classic nobody expected them to have much of an impact on.
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