The United States upset defending champion Dominican Republic 6-3 Saturday to reach the semi-finals of the World Baseball Classic where they will face two-time winners Japan.
Yadier Molina and Puerto Rico are moving on to the World Baseball Classic semifinals after scoring four runs in the first inning and then holding on for a wild 6-5 win against the United States on Friday night.
The Dominican Republic suffered their first World Baseball Classic defeat in eight years on Tuesday after being downed 3-1 by Puerto Rico in their opening second round game in San Diego.
Former Major Leaguer Wladimir Balentien homered twice and drove in five runs as the Netherlands overpowered Cuba 14-1 in seven innings on Wednesday at the World Baseball Classic.
The World Baseball Classic erupted in controversy Monday after Mexico were eliminated after an unsuccessful protest over a rules mix-up.
Mexico upset Venezuela to advance to a sudden death play-off against Italy at the World Baseball Classic on Sunday, winning a nail-biting group game 11-9.
Toronto Blue Jays reliever T.J. House was taken off the field in an ambulance Friday after being hit on the head by a line drive in the ninth inning of a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers.
With bitter disappointment and not a single win under its belt, Taiwan's national team left the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Thursday after losing to archrival and competition host South Korea 11-8 in extra innings.
Tim Tebow made his first rookie mistake even before stepping into the batter's box.
Adam Wainwright threw three scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs with a double and triple. Dexter Fowler added two hits for St. Louis.