Flags, face paint and food are on sale as Team USA takes on Venezuela in a star-studded adventure Saturday night at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida.
Everything is on the line: the winner of the matchup will face Cuba in the semifinals and have the chance to take home the ever-coveted championship trophy.
The WBC began on March 7 and will conclude on March 21 with the championship match (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET, FS1) in Florida. The quarter-final matches will take place on March 15-18, followed by the semi-finals on March 19-20.
The games are being broadcast on FOX, FS1, FS2 and are available to stream on the FOX Sports app. See the full schedule here.
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USA vs. Venezuela
Hit them where they’re not
The United States took a 1-0 lead courtesy of an RBI double by none other than Mike Trout. The American team was awarded an extra base after a misplayed pitch went out of bounds.
Few players have put together a better resume at the plate over the last 10 years than Paul Goldschmidt. The man they call “Goldy” went with the pitch they gave him and hit an RBI single to right field to drive home Trout.
And his captain was loving the start of the team.
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The U.S. rallied for five straight hits in the first inning, and Kyle Tucker battled through an infield single up the middle for the team’s third run.
Tucker’s hit forced Venezuela starting pitcher Martín Perez out of action.
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