World Baseball Classic highlights: United States routing Canada early
The 2023 World Baseball Classic is in full swing, with the United States dealing with Canada in Monday’s remaining sport.
The U.S. is a part of Pool C, which options group play in Phoenix, together with Canada, Colombia, Great Britain and Mexico. Group play can be underway for Pool D — Dominican Republic, Israel, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Venezuela — in Miami.
Group play for Pool A, which occurred in Taichung, Taiwan, wrapped Sunday, with Cuba and Italy advancing to the quarterfinals. Elsewhere, in Tokyo, group play for Pool B wrapped earlier Monday, with Japan and Australia advancing.
The WBC started March 7 and can finish on March 21 with the championship sport (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET, FS1) in Florida. Quarterfinal video games will happen March 15-18, adopted by the semifinals from March 19-20.
Games are airing throughout FOX, FS1, FS2 and can be found to stream on the FOX Sports app. View the complete schedule right here.
Here are the highest performs!
United States vs. Canada (Pool C)
Here we go!
Lance Lynn (Chicago White Sox) opened the day with a strikeout, blitzing his fastball previous Canada’s Edouard Julien (Minnesota Twins), en path to a 1-2-3 begin for Team USA.
In the underside of the primary inning, Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers) led off with a single in opposition to Mitch Bratt — Team Canada’s 19-year-old beginning pitcher. Bratt walked the subsequent batter earlier than Nolan Arenado (St. Louis Cardinals) ensuing single introduced in two early runs for the U.S.
Making an announcement
Then, Paul Goldschmidt (Cardinals) took house after a fast fly out, placing Team USA up 3-0 proper out of the gate.
Bratt surrendered one other stroll earlier than J.T. Realmuto (Philadelphia Phillies) introduced in a fourth run with ease.
Outta right here
Bratt was swiftly pulled from the sport after Canada fell in a 4-0 gap within the opening inning.
When it rains, it pours!
Realmuto was pushed house on the fielders’ alternative, earlier than Cedric Mullins (Baltimore Orioles) hammered a triple to increase the Americans’ lead.
Then, Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels) hit a house run into the night time sky to make it a 9-0 sport.
Jared Young (Chicago Cubs) bought Canada on the board with a solo house run within the prime of the second inning.
Not so quick!
Canada’s momentum was stopped quick, courtesy of Betts’ acrobatic catches within the outfield.
Stay tuned for updates!
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