World Baseball Classic

The Dominican Republic celerbates after defeating Puerto Rico to win the Championship Round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic by a score of 3-0 at AT&T Park on March 19, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Unbeaten Dominicans Win World Baseball Classic At AT&T Park

The Dominican Republic capped a dominant, unbeaten run through the World Baseball Classic with a 3-0 win against Puerto Rico for the championship Tuesday night.

03/19/2013

The Dominican Republic celebrates after defeating the Netherlands by a score of 4-1 to win the semifinal of the World Baseball Classic at AT&T Park on March 18, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Dominican Republic Beats Netherlands, Reaches WBC Final At AT&T Park

Late lineup addition Moises Sierra hit a tying RBI double in the fifth, Jose Reyes added a go-ahead single two batters later and the Dominican Republic reached the WBC final with a 4-1 win against the Netherlands on Monday night.

03/18/2013

Alex Rios #51 of Puerto Rico is greeted by Mike Aviles #14 and the rest of the Puerto Rico team after he hit a two run home run that scored Aviles in the seventh inning of their game against Japan in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic at AT&T Park on March 17, 2013 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Puerto Rico Eliminates Defending Champ Japan In WBC Semifinal At AT&T Park

Even with a roster devoid of major leaguers and a mere six months to prepare his club, Japan manager Koji Yamamoto still felt immense pressure to continue his country’s dominance in the World Baseball Classic.

03/18/2013

Fans of Team Japan waves their flags and a large fan while watching the game against Team Puerto Rico during the World Baseball Classic Semifinals at AT&T Park on March 17, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Fans Pack AT&T Park For World Baseball Classic

Tens of thousands of baseball fans from around the world filled AT&T Park in San Francisco Sunday for the first semi-final round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

03/18/2013

World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 1

AT&T Park Expects Near Capacity Crowds For World Baseball Classic Finals

Upwards of 100,000 fans are expected to jam AT&T Park starting Sunday night for the finals of the World Baseball Classic.

03/15/2013

United States' Adam Jones (10) celebrates his run scored against Team Canada with teammate Jimmy Rollins (11) in the 8th inning during a World Baseball Classic game on March 10, 2013 in Phoeniz, Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

KCBS Sports Fans: A Classic In Name Only

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig’s bombast to the contrary, the World Baseball Classic is little more than a transparent attempt to add some hype to the normally-lazy days of spring training (and you’ll note, I refuse to use the capital letters–Spring Training–that baseball has adopted in yet another effort to aggrandize itself).

03/11/2013

Sergio Romo #54 of Mexico throws a pitch against the United States during the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Giants’ Romo Pitches Perfect 9th, Mexico Defeats Team USA At WBC

Mexico rebounded from a disappointing opening loss with a decisive 5-2 win over the Americans in Pool D of the World Baseball Classic on Friday.

03/08/2013

Relief pitcher Sergio Romo #54 of Mexico pitches against Italy during the ninth inning of the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Romo Blows Save, Takes Loss In WBC Opener For Mexico

Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run double off San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo in the ninth inning and Jason Grilli escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom half to help Italy rally to beat Mexico 6-5 in the opening game of Pool D in the World Baseball Classic on Thursday.

03/07/2013

Brett Anderson

A’s Split Squad Defeats Team Italy In Exhibition

Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson cruised through three innings, giving up only an infield single and a walk while striking out three.

03/05/2013

Andres Torres #56 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during batting practice against the Texas Rangers in Game Four of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Giants’ Andres Torres Out For A Week With Strained Oblique

San Francisco outfielder Andres Torres won’t play for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic and will be sidelined for at least a week because of a strained oblique.

03/01/2013

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