Trea Turner’s eighth grand slam puts Team USA in the semi-finals of the World Baseball Classic
The United States was in danger of a major disappointment, however Tria Turner The heart of the narrative quickly.
now Philadelphia Phillies staron an 0-2 pitch in the eighth, knocked out a grand slam that proved to be the game winner that sent Team USA to the World Baseball Classic.
The USA defeated the Venezuelans 4-0, 9-7.
The USA team got off to a hot start, with each of the first five batters of the ball game getting a hit, and the USA team was 3-0 even before they signed out.
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But Venezuela quickly got on the board – like the hosts in the match (and although the match took place in Miami, the audience definitely showed that it was a home match for the South American country), and the defending champion Luis Araz scored twice. – Run a homer to make it 3-2 in the first game.
The United States scored in the top of the fourth and fifth, but Venezuela pulled off four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 6-5 lead. Ariz blasted his second homer on the sixth night to put his team up by two.
However, the USA loaded the bases to none, and Jose Quijada, shortly after a lively celebration to get out of a jam the previous inning, delivered the 407-foot bomb to left field.
Turner lost his voice screaming as he rotated the bases and was slammed into home plate by his teammates as if it were a home run.
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Mike Trout He recently said the WBC is the most fun he’s played in years — he’s been robbed for this, considering his Los Angeles Angels haven’t made the postseason since 2014.
But the shortstop – a World Series winner in 2019 – showed as much emotion as anyone can hand him on a baseball diamond – not bad for a “Senseless heroism.”
After the game, Turner said, “It was electric. That was really fun. I don’t really know what I did. I feel like I passed out.”
After the match, Turner said he was The best hit of his career.
Again, this is coming from a world championship champ who is currently playing in “fake games”.
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The United States will return to the diamond on Sunday to take on Team Cuba in the semi-finals. With their victory, they will face either Japan (champions in 2006 and 2009) or Mexico (to whom they lost in a pool game) for a chance to defend their title from 2017.