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Dominicans Win Baseball Championship in San Francisco

March 19, 2013 | 4:35 pm

Dominicans Win Baseball Championship in San Francisco

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Update: Powerful pitchers for the Dominican Republic held Puerto Rico scoreless, while its batters brought in three runs to seal the championship. San Francisco Giants figured prominently in the game, the San Francisco Chronicle reports: [The Dominican's Santiago] Casilla, one of the mainstays of the Giants’ bullpen, filled a central role. He pitched a scoreless […]

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Are You Ready For Some #Honkbal? The World Baseball Classic Heads to San Francisco

March 15, 2013 | 5:52 pm

Are You Ready For Some #Honkbal? The World Baseball Classic Heads to San Francisco

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San Francisco’s AT&T Park hosts the final three games of the World Baseball Classic beginning on Sunday, March 17. The WBC is Major League Baseball’s effort to promote America‚Äôs pastime as a sport around the world. Last September, 28 teams entered the qualifying rounds of the World Baseball Classic, and the final round will feature […]

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March 8, 2013 | 10:42 am

Sergio Romo Hammered in World Baseball Classic

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It’s been just 18 weeks since Sergio Romo blew a fastball past the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera in the bottom on the 9th in Game 4 of the World Series, striking him out and earning a win for the Giants.

But when he took the mound for the Mexico team in the World Baseball Classic Thursday, he struggled. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Romo threw 26 “high-intensity pitches” before giving up a two-run double to Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs first baseman, (playing for Italy) and got the 6-5 loss.

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