Marcus Stroman is USA's main man
Marcus Stroman might be small in stature, but his dominating performance Wednesday loomed large for the United States in winning its first WBC title.
Marcus Stroman's heroics lead USA to first WBC title
He could have pitched for Puerto Rico, but instead the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher led the Americans to a title with a dazzling performance Wednesday.
Relive the greatest moments of the 2017 World Baseball Classic
Now that a champion has been crowned, here's a look back at a thrilling tournament replete with flair, drama and intense competition.
Japanese star Otani injures thigh, out 6 weeks
Japanese star Shohei Otani will miss six weeks with a thigh strain. The injury will add further debate to Otani's insistence on batting as well as pitching.
Team USA wins the WBC
Team USA won its first World Baseball Classic title thanks to six shutout innings from Marcus Stroman and timely hitting throughout the lineup. Here is a look at the championship game.
For Glory: Baseball world reacts to Team USA's WBC title
Current and former MLB players -- and even a team mascot -- shared via Twitter their excitement for Team USA's first World Baseball Classic title.
P.R.: U.S. team misinterpreted postgame party
Players for Team USA said reports of a planned celebration for Puerto Rico's team gave them motivation for the WBC final, but Puerto Rico said the celebration would have occurred, win or lose.
Leyland got all the pieces to fit for Team USA.
Karl Ravich and Tim Kurkjian praise Jim Leyland for how he got the players of Team USA to check their egos at the door and all work for one goal no matter how much or little they were needed.
Stroman was masterful in WBC Final.
Ernesto Jerez was left in awe of how Marcus Stroman was able to rebound from an earlier loss in the tournament to shut down Puerto Rico and clinch the World Baseball Classic title for Team USA.
WBC was most fun Yelich had playing baseball.
Christian Yelich expresses his enjoyment playing for Team USA and his definite interest in playing again if asked.
Kinsler: USA treated last three games like 'Game 7's.'
Ian Kinsler describes what it's like to win the World Baseball Classic and explains his previous comments about each country's different styles of play.
U.S. routs Puerto Rico to win its first WBC
Tournament MVP Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer, and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win the World Baseball Classic.
Vote: Who will win the World Baseball Classic?
There have been close games and exciting action in this year's World Baseball Classic. Weigh in on who deserves to be WBC MVP and who will win Wednesday's final. Vote now!
Stroman upset fans harassing mom over WBC
Marcus Stroman is distraught by the treatment his mother has been subjected to since he announced in December that he would pitch for the United States over Puerto Rico.
U.S. slides past Japan to reach first WBC final
The United States advanced to its first World Baseball Classic final with a rainy, 2-1 win over Japan on Tuesday night.
Do and dye game: P.R. hits HR with blond look
Stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair ahead of the WBC.
Why Puerto Rico's Aviles is unfazed by uncertain MLB future
Mike Aviles is 36 and doesn't have a contract, but life is good -- and not just because Puerto Rico is in the WBC final. His daughter's health scare taught him that baseball isn't everything.
Jones not shifting his focus.
Baltimore's Adam Jones is focused on Japan and explains how Team USA is preparing for the matchup without ever having met them on the field before.
Hosmer rooting for South Carolina in NCAA tourney.
Kansas City's Eric Hosmer tells Pedro Gomez what it's like playing in the World Baseball Classic and shares his connection with South Carolina coach Frank Martin.
Arenado: WBC 'way better' than being in Scottsdale.
Colorado's Nolan Arenado admits that Adam Jones' catch on Saturday is the "best catch" he's ever seen and compares his experience in the World Baseball Classic to participating in spring training with the Rockies.
Puerto Rico books berth in WBC title game
Puerto Rico beat the Netherlands 4-3 in 11 innings Monday night to reach the World Baseball Classic championship game.
Jones wants Machado to sign a photo of his catch.
Adam Jones talks with Pedro Gomez about his incredible leaping catch to rob Manny Machado of a home run and the United States advancing to the semifinals.
U.S. eliminates Dominican Republic from WBC
Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead homer, and the United States eliminated defending World Baseball Classic champion the Dominican Republic 6-3 Saturday night to earn a spot in the semifinals.
Puerto Rico earns sixth straight win in WBC
After beating Venezuela 13-2 Saturday for its sixth straight win in the World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico will play the Netherlands on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.