The United States, the host country of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) and the ‘defending champion’, has succeeded in advancing to the finals for the second consecutive year.
In the semifinal against Cuba held on the 20th (Korean time) at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida, the U.S. baseball team led by Trey Turner (Philadelphia Phillies), who hit 3 hits and 4 RBIs in 5 at-bats, including 2 home runs, to 14-2. won big The United States, which has succeeded in advancing to the final twice in a row as the 2017 WBC champion, will face off against the former winner of Japan-Mexico at the same place on the 22nd at 8:00 am for the championship cup. On the other hand, Cuba, which aimed to advance to the final stage after 17 years since the 2006 tournament, failed to block the explosive batting line of the United States and turned around.In the top of the first inning, starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (St. Louis Cardinals) gave up a run first on a push walk following three consecutive infield hits. However, Wainwright dealt with the crisis he brought on without any additional runs, and in the bottom of the first inning, Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers) doubled and Paul Goldschmidt (St.
In the second inning, Turner, the ninth hitter who hit a home run against Venezuela in the quarterfinals, hit another solo home run to widen the score gap. In the third inning when Cuba changed the starting pitcher, the U.S. added two points by combining hits, hit balls, walks, timely hits, and sacrifice hits.온라인카지노
The U.S. added 2 points in the 4th inning with a walk, a timely triple, and a wild pitch by the opposing pitcher, and in the 5th inning, Goldschmidt’s 2 RBIs and 2 RBIs from the bases loaded with 2 outs made it 9-2. And in the 6th inning with 1 out, 1st and 2nd base chance, Turner hit another 3-run home run to completely split the game. It was Turner’s fourth home run in the tournament. With this home run, Turner surpassed Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres, 3) and rose to the top of the home run rankings for this tournament, and at the same time, Lee Seung-yeop (now coach of the Doosan Bears) set in 2006 the record for the most home runs (5) in one WBC tournament by one margin. approached
Goldschmidt went 2-for-5, including a home run, with 1 walk and 4 RBIs, while Betts, along with Turner, led the offense with 3 hits and 2 runs in 6 at-bats.
American starter Wainwright fought well with 5 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 1 run in 4 innings, and Miles Mycolors (St. Louis), who took the mound, also blocked the Cuban lineup well with 6 hits, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 4 innings. Thanks to the performance of these two, the U.S. used only three pitchers, including closer Aaron Roof (LA Angels), and saved the bullpen.
Meanwhile, in the 6th and 8th innings, spectators invaded the ground and the game was stopped twice.