The United States succeeded in advancing to the finals of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) for the second time in a row.
The United States won 14-2 in the quarterfinals against Cuba in the 2023 WBC semifinals held at Londipor Park in Miami, USA on the 20th (Korean time). With this, the United States advanced to the finals. The winner of Japan and Mexico fights for the championship.
Starter Adam Wainwright pitched 4 innings, 5 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 1 run. In the other line, there were 14 hits, including 4 home runs. Paul Goldschmidt had 2 hits and 4 RBIs, and Trey Turner performed very well with 3 hits and 4 RBIs including 2 homers. Leadoff Mookie Betts also contributed with three hits.
Mookie Betts (Right fielder) – Mike Trout (Center fielder) – Paul Goldschmidt (1B) – Nolan Arenado (3B) – Kyle Schwaber (3B) – Will Smith (Catcher) – Pete Alonso (DH) ), Tim Anderson (second baseman), and Trey Turner (shortstop) in the starting lineup. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright.
Cuba: Santos (left fielder) – Moncada (3rd baseman) – Robert (center fielder) – Despaig (designated hitter) – Aruebarre (shortstop) – Ibanez (2nd baseman) – Martinez (catcher) – Drake (1st baseman) -Guibert (right fielder) stepped out.
It was Cuba that took the lead. In the top of the 1st inning, he got a chance to get the bases loaded safely with three consecutive infield hits, and then took the first run with Deathpaig’s push-off walk.
But the US immediately counterattacked. Goldschmidt’s come-from-behind two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning turned the game over to 2-1.
And the United States drew scores every inning. In the bottom of the second, Turner’s solo shot went off. At the end of the 3rd inning, Alonso’s 1 RBI, Anderson’s 1 RBI sacrifice fly, and Arenado’s 1 RBI, 3-base hit and wild throw from the opponent at the end of the 4th inning widened the gap to 7-1.
In the beginning of the 5th inning, the changed pitcher Mycolors allowed a timely hit to Cuba Ibanez from 2nd, 1st and 3rd base, but ran away again with Goldschmidt’s 2 RBIs at the end of the 5th inning.
In the bottom of the 6th, he made a big inning.바카라사이트 Smith’s double and McNeil’s walk resulted in Turner hitting a three-run home run on first and second base. After Betts went on base with a left-handed hit, Trout pulled out an RBI double that brought in Betts, adding four more runs. It was the moment when it became 13-2.
The U.S. celebrated its victory with Cedric Mullins’ solo shot in the bottom of the eighth inning.