Edwin Encarnacion rips a two-run first-inning double that proved to be all the offense the Dominican Republic would need in its 3-0 victory over Puerto Rico. The pitching staff, starting with Samuel Deduno and ending with Fernando Rodney, did the rest.
Closer Fernando Rodney starts the celebration at the mound after striking out Luis Figueroa to seal the victory. He said afterward that his lucky plantain "is my gold medal."
SAN FRANCISCO - Cheers of "Dominicana! Dominicana!" rang out through the rain at AT&T Park all the way to the lively streets of Santo Domingo.
Seattle's Stefen Romero, a Sunnyside High School graduate, launches a grand slam against the Kansas City Royals on March 7 in Surprise. He finished 4 for 4 with two homers and seven RBIs.
The weather tells the story perfectly.
Travis Buck, who played at ASU under current Tucson Padres manager Pat Murphy, hit .359 in 22 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City last year.
Travis Buck and Jaff Decker don't have a ton in common.
Tom Wilhelmsen, celebrating a combined Seattle Mariners no-hitter in June, pitched for the Tucson High School Badgers and Tucson Toros.
PEORIA - The comeback story Tom Wilhelmsen most likes to talk about these days is the one about how he pitched two days after his daughter, Hahna, was born in August.
The bases are jammed, but so are you - in traffic. You're still driving when when your favorite player hits a line drive.
SCOTTSDALE - Putting on Mexico's jersey for the first time was everything Yovani Gallardo ever imagined. Even better, he felt healthy when he did it.
Japan's Kazuhisa Makita slings a pitch - and nearly touches the ground -in the ninth inning of Saturday's WBC win.
FUKUOKA, Japan -Two-time defending champion Japan rallied to beat Brazil 5-3 on Saturday in its opening game of the World Baseball Classic.
SCOTTSDALE - Even though it was just spring training, Matt Harrison wanted to rebound from a rough opener. Consider it mission accomplished.
Outfielder J.D. Martinez and the Houston Astros will join the tough American League West this season.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Spring training is supposed to be a time of hope.