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WBC Notes: Andrew McCutchen Drives In a Pair, As Team USA Wins First WBC Title

McCutchen has come up with big hits in three straight games. Photo Credit: David Hague
WBC Notes: Andrew McCutchen Drives In a Pair, As Team USA Wins First WBC Title
John Dreker

The World Baseball Classic wrapped up on Wednesday night with the undefeated Team Puerto Rico taking on USA. These two teams met on Friday and Puerto Rico took a 6-5 victory. The tables were turned on Wednesday though, as the United States picked up their first WBC title with an 8-0 victory.

Andrew McCutchen had two RBI singles in this game, giving USA a 4-0 lead in the fifth, then extending the lead to 8-0 in the eighth inning. Toronto starter Marcus Stroman had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning. Three relievers finished out the final three innings for the win.

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McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a walk in this game and finished the entire WBC by going 5-for-21, driving in five runs in six games. Four of his five hits resu...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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