Daniels in Japan to see two-way star Ohtani

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More important for Daniels is to lay the groundwork for potential offseason negotiations if Ohtani becomes a free agent and heads to the United States. That was the primary purpose... Read More

USA ousts Japan, in case you mist it!

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LOS ANGELES — Throughout their first three World Baseball Classics, the United States’ burly batting order had some of the most prodigious sluggers in the Major Leagues, but that never... Read More

Cutch helps USA break through vs. Japan

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The U.S. capitalized on a fielding error by Japan second baseman Ryosuke Kikuchi, allowing Christian Yelich to reach second base on a single. Sugano responded by striking out the next... Read More

LIVE: USA, Japan seek final berth

LIVE: USA, Japan seek final berth

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] The United States looks to advance to the World Baseball Classic final for the first time, but must get past two-time champion Japan. Watch live... Read More

Next stop, LA: Japan reaches Classic semis

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The loss ended Israel’s surprise run through WBC 2017 and sent the Netherlands to a second consecutive semifinal. The Dutch, who beat Cuba, 14-1, earlier in the day, will face... Read More

LIVE: Israel in must-win vs. Japan

LIVE: Israel in must-win vs. Japan

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Israel right-hander Josh Zeid, who has two saves, makes his first start of WBC ’17 in a must-win game vs. Japan. MLB News Index... Read More

Japan on verge of return to Classic semis

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TOKYO — Japan is ready for a trip back to the World Baseball Classic semifinals. The spot isn’t clinched yet, but Tuesday’s 8-5 win over Cuba put Japan clearly in... Read More

LIVE: Cuba vs. Japan

LIVE: Cuba vs. Japan

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] To avoid an 0-2 fate, Cuba sends Bladimir Banos to the mound against Team Japan. MLB News Index... Read More

Big Sho: Nakata leads Japan past Dutch in 11

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TOKYO — The winning rally began with a sacrifice bunt. Really, it did. Playing for the first time under World Baseball Classic rules designed to prevent long extra-inning games, Japan... Read More