Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(SAN DIEGO) — The United States baseball team is heading to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic for the second time. The team defeated the Dominican Republic 6-3 on Saturday night at Petco Park in San Diego, eliminating the defending champions.
The U.S. was propelled to victory thanks to a home run by Giancarlo Stanton, which gave the Americans a 4-2 lead, and a robbed home run by Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones off the bat of Baltimore teammate and Dominican Republic star Manny Machado.
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The United States will face Japan Tuesday night in the semifinals at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
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