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

Dutch on brink of semis after routing Cuba

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Former Major Leaguer Wladimir Balentien homered twice and drove in five runs for the Netherlands, which scored in double-digits the last two games and finished Wednesday’s game in seven innings... 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