The 2023 World Baseball Classic ends Tuesday after an action-packed schedule with the championship game, where Team USA takes on Japan at LoanDepot Park in Miami.
The United States struck their ticket to the tournament after winning 14-2 Cuba Sunday when Japan It advanced after a dramatic 6-5 win over Mexico on Monday.
Tonight’s championship game airs at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 and is available to stream on the FOX Sports app.
Here are the most important plays!
USA vs. Japan
Mike Trout got the first hit of the game – converting a bloop hit into a double in the top of the first inning.
No points through one
Merrill Kelly had a near-clean first run, allowing only a walk to Shuhei Ohtani before striking out Masataka Yoshida to end the first inning.
Tria does it again!
Tria Turner can’t stop hitting home runs. After hitting a big homer in each of USA’s previous two games, he continued his title game magic by hitting a homer on his first at-bat to give the USA a 1-0 lead.
Japan settles it!
Japan took a turn to hit home in the bottom of the second. Munetaka Murakami smashed one into right field to make it 1-1 on the ball.
Japan takes the lead
After Aaron Loeb replaced Kelly, Japan took the lead as Lars Nutbarr made the decision to pick a player in a sprint.
before the match
who will win?
Fox Sports’ Ben Verlander, who has been covering the tournament from the basement in Miami for the past two weeks, breaks down the winning keys for each team.
Support from colleagues
As Merrill Kelly takes charge for the USA, Zach Gallen is confident his Diamondbacks teammate can make himself a part of American history.
and support from other American bands
A few stars from the United States Women’s National Team also gave their support before the first court.
Face for the ages
Angels teammates Mike Trott and Shuhei Ohtani will go head-to-head for the first time in Tuesday’s Final. When the championship is at stake, both players have a moment to catch up.
Will he put up with me?
The Angels have given Otani permission to take part in the final game on Tuesday, setting the stage for a potential Otani-Trout battle.
What does the usa lineup look like
Team USA will field another star-studded lineup for the title game, with Mookie Betts advancing and Trea Turner moving into sixth after hitting a rookie in each of the final two games.
How big is the moment
Trout did not deny that this was the biggest game of his baseball career.
Here comes the difference!
Trout and Otani led their respective nations on the diamond before the championship tilt.
Stay tuned for updates!
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