Team USA Reacts to Epic Comeback Win Over Venezuela in WBC

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Sports Illustrated

By Daniel Chavkin The Americans avoided elimination in dramatic fashion. The World Baseball Classic delivered another exciting game on Saturday night, as Team USA defeated Venezuela, 9-7, in Miami to move on to the semifinals. Emotions peaked in the eighth inning, when shortstop Trea Turner hit a grand slam down in the eighth to give the United States the lead for good. The United States had the early lead, jumping out to a 3-0 first-inning advantage before starter Lance Lynn threw a pitch. The U.S. later led 5-2, but relievers Daniel Bard and Jason Adam surrendered the lead in the fifth innin…

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