USA Wins World Baseball Classic Final in 8-0 Rout
Shine bright on the diamond. Team USA made it to the tournament’s championship game for the first time — and promptly crushed previously undefeated Puerto Rico. Manager Jim Leyland joked about “making America great again,” despite Puerto Rico being part of the United States, and the fact that tournament MVP Marcus Stroman, whose mother is Puerto Rican, could have pitched for either team. The Blue Jays ace carried a no-hitter into the seventh, shutting down a Puerto Rico offense that had scored 55 runs in its previous seven wins.