2013 World Baseball Classic Thread
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03-04-2013, 07:48 PM
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Re: 2013 World Baseball Classic Thread
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Team USA gathered on Monday at Salt River Fields for its first practice in anticipation of the World Baseball Classic opener on Friday.
And manager Joe Torre said his starting pitching is aligned for the three Pool D games at Chase Field, with Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey tabbed to face rival Mexico on Friday at Chase Field (9 p.m. ET, MLB Network and ESPN Deportes).
It's the third edition of the Classic, and the U.S. is trying to win it for the first time.
Japan was the victor in 2006 and '09.
By Classic rules, starters can only throw 65 pitches in the first round, 80 in the second round and 95 in the semifinals (March 17-18) or final (March 19) at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
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