Jeff PassanESPN10:43 PM ET4 Minute Read Trea Turner homers twice for USA in WBC semisTrea Turner homers twice for his country vs. Cuba, bringing his total to three home runs in two games. MIAMI — The best No. 9 hitter in the world helped send Team USA to the World Baseball Classic finals. One day […]

Alden GonzalezESPN Staff Writer11:08 PM ET2 Minute Read MIAMI — Trea Turner didn’t jog his way to first base. He hopped. Pranced. Flexed. Roared. With his team trailing by two in the eighth inning of its World Baseball Classic quarterfinal game against Venezuela, the Philadelphia Phillies shortstop and Team USA catalyst unleashed a prodigious grand […]

MIAMI —  The quarterfinal clash between the United States and Venezuela on Saturday night simultaneously represented everything wonderful and troubling about the World Baseball Classic. LoanDepot Park, scarcely occupied for the hometown Miami Marlins on most nights, was packed to the brim with a pro-Venezuela sellout crowd. It watched Team USA win a thrilling, seesaw game […]

MIAMI — San Diego Padres pitcher Nick Martinez left the World Baseball Classic on Saturday after he wasn’t guaranteed to start for Team USA for the rest of the event. United States manager Mark DeRosa said Martinez will return to Padres spring training to prepare for the start of the major league season. “I didn’t […]

Associated Press6:19 PM ET1 Minute Read Major League Baseball announced Sunday that San Diego Padres pitcher Nick Martinez will replace Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on the 30-man roster for the United States for the World . . .

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