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Jim Bowden

Mariners players have shined in WBC

Seattle sent six players on its 40-man roster, plus five minor leaguers, to the World Baseball Classic. Notable performances include Nelson Cruz's three home runs.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Edwin Díaz told me he spoke to Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto; said he told him they're very happy with his performance with Puerto Rico and did not have a problem with him pitching 2 innings last night. The Mariners closer was cleared by the team to pitch for Puerto Rico in the WBC Final tomorrow.

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2dDavid Schoenfield

2017 breakout pitchers: James Paxton

Paxton changed his arm slot has turned into the hardest-throwing lefty starter in the game, with a fastball topping out at 96.8 MPH.

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One of the most impressive players at the World Baseball Classic has been former Reds and Mariners outfielder Wladimir Balentien, who is hitting .591 and has a tournament-best 10 RBIs in 6 games. Balentien has spent the last 6 seasons playing in Japan, where he set the single-season HR record with 60 for the Yakult Swallows in 2013.

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U.S. eliminates Dominican Republic from WBC

Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead homer, and the United States eliminated defending World Baseball Classic champion the Dominican Republic 6-3 Saturday night to earn a spot in the semifinals.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Team USA advances to the WBC semi-finals for just the second time after rallying to beat the Dominican Republic 6-3. They will play Japan, who they lost to in the 2009 semis.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

After Adam Jones makes an incredible home run-robbing catch in center field, Robinson Cano follows with a home run to left to narrow Team USA's lead to 4-3 in the seventh against the Dominican Republic.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Robinson Cano doubles home Manny Machado who reached base on error by shortstop Brandon Crawford to give Dominican Republic a 1-0 lead over USA in first inning. Winner goes to final round.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Starting lineup for the Dominican Republic tonight against Team USA. Ervin Santana is the starting pitcher. The winner goes to the WBC final round in Los Angeles while the losers go back to spring training.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Puerto Rico lineup vs. USA tonight, with Seth Lugo the starting pitcher:

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The United States' starters have been nothing short of dominant during the WBC. Mariners pitcher Drew Smyly has not allowed a run while striking out more than a batter per inning.

Machado saves the day for DR over Venezuela (1:23)
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7dEddie Matz

The legend of Edwin Diaz

Almost overnight, the 22-year-old fireballing closer for Team Puerto Rico went from a starting pitcher in the low minors to the Mariners. Now, Seattle is counting on him to help win the AL West.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

And Eric Hosmer gives the U.S. a 4-2 lead with a two-run shot in bottom of eighth.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Adam Jones ties game 2-2 with home run to left-center in bottom of eighth.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Mariners pitchers Felix Hernandez and Drew Smyly have allowed a combined six hits and no earned runs in 5 and 4 2/3 innings respectively during tonight's WBC game. They also have struck out 12 batters.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Smyly leaves game with two out in top of fifth after striking out six batters in a row and eight overall. But his throwing error led to an unearned run in third inning and Venezuela's 1-0 lead.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Mariners fans should definitely pay attention to tonight's WBC game between the U.S.and Venezuela. King Felix is starting for Venezuela while new Seattle addition Drew Smyly is starting for the U.S.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

José Reyes, Carlos Beltrán, Adrián Beltré, Team Puerto Rico Assistant GM Candy Maldonado, Robinson Canó, Nelson Cruz and Dellin Betances ahead of Dominican Republic vs Puerto Rico tonight at Petco Park.

Tom DiPace

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25910th
On Base Percentage.3269th
Slugging Percentage.4308th
Earned Run Average4.008th
Quality Starts74Tied-14th

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