The flags, face paint and food are out in full force as Team USA takes on Venezuela in a star-studded affair Saturday night at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida.
Everything is on the line: The winner of the matchup will move on to face Cuba in the semifinals, and get a chance to bring home the ever-coveted championship trophy.
The WBC began March 7 and will end on March 21 with the championship game (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET, FS1) in Florida. Quarterfinal games will take place March 15-18, followed by the semifinals from March 19-20.
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These are the top plays from the game!
USA vs. Venezuela
Hit ’em where they ain’t
The U.S. took an early 1-0 lead courtesy of an RBI double by the captain, none other than Mike Trout. The American troupe was awarded an extra base after a misplayed throw left the field.
Few players have put together a better résumé at the plate over the last 10 years than Paul Goldschmidt. The man they call “Goldy” went with the pitch he was given, slapping an RBI single into right field to drive home Trout.
And his captain was loving the team’s start.
Station to station
The U.S. strung together five straight hits in the first inning, and Kyle Tucker fought off an inside pitch to go up the middle for the team’s third run.
Tucker’s hit forced Venezuela starting pitcher Martín Pérez out of the action.
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