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.
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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