LOS ANGELES — The United States — USA Baseball — Men’s National Team has won its first-ever World Baseball Classic trophy.
WBC 2017 MVP Marcus Stroman pitched six no-hit innings on his way to picking up the win, while Ian Kinsler slammed a two-run homer in the third inning to lead the U.S. to an 8-0 win over previously unbeaten Puerto Rico before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 51,565.
USA joins Japan and Dominican Republic as countries to have captured the WBC world title.
Puerto Rico claims its second-straight 2nd Place finish.
U.S. National Teams are now world champions across three WBSC platforms: World Baseball Classic, U-18 Baseball World Cup and U-12 Baseball World Cup.
The U.S. will receive a bonus of 1,150 points toward the WBSC Baseball World Rankings.
— ⚾ WBSC (@WBSC) March 23, 2017