Posted by on March 22, 2017 4:49 pm
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The United States will meet Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship, as the U.S. edged Japan, 2-1, at Dodger Stadium in the second semi-final.

Japan’s Ryosuke Kikuchi’s solo home run in bottom of the 6th inning tied the game 1-1, before an RBI-groundout by Adam Jones in the top of the 8th inning put the U.S. back on top indefinitely.

U.S. pitcher Sam Dyson was credited with the win, while Luke Gregerson earned the save with a scoreless ninth.

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Marvin Moore
Marvin Moore
A former international baseball coach and award-winning sports writer, Marvin is the Managing Editor at World Baseball News. He transformed the Swiss National Team into a B-Pool contender which knocked off 1994 B-Pool champion Ukraine at the European Championship, and won four Swiss NLA titles in six seasons with the Therwil Flyers and Zurich Challengers.

The native Texan compiles the weekly European Baseball Power Rankings, European Baseball Players of the Week, European Baseball Weekend Preview, European Baseball Statistical Leaders, European Baseball Scoreboard and International Baseball Update.

Marvin, who has been an avid Texas Rangers fan for more than four decades, enjoys fishing, teaching youth baseball and playing fantasy sports. He was a co-founder of Mister-Baseball.com and also started BaseballdeWorld.com.

Marvin and his wife Lerma have two kids, Hali (16) and Saentis (13).

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