Marcus Stroman is USA's main man
Marcus Stroman might be small in stature, but his dominating performance Wednesday loomed large for the United States in winning its first WBC title.
Marcus Stroman's heroics lead USA to first WBC title
He could have pitched for Puerto Rico, but instead the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher led the Americans to a title with a dazzling performance Wednesday.
Relive the greatest moments of the 2017 World Baseball Classic
Now that a champion has been crowned, here's a look back at a thrilling tournament replete with flair, drama and intense competition.
Team USA wins the WBC
Team USA won its first World Baseball Classic title thanks to six shutout innings from Marcus Stroman and timely hitting throughout the lineup. Here is a look at the championship game.
For Glory: Baseball world reacts to Team USA's WBC title
Current and former MLB players -- and even a team mascot -- shared via Twitter their excitement for Team USA's first World Baseball Classic title.
P.R.: U.S. team misinterpreted postgame party
Players for Team USA said reports of a planned celebration for Puerto Rico's team gave them motivation for the WBC final, but Puerto Rico said the celebration would have occurred, win or lose.
Leyland got all the pieces to fit for Team USA.
Karl Ravich and Tim Kurkjian praise Jim Leyland for how he got the players of Team USA to check their egos at the door and all work for one goal no matter how much or little they were needed.
Stroman was masterful in WBC Final.
Ernesto Jerez was left in awe of how Marcus Stroman was able to rebound from an earlier loss in the tournament to shut down Puerto Rico and clinch the World Baseball Classic title for Team USA.
WBC was most fun Yelich had playing baseball.
Christian Yelich expresses his enjoyment playing for Team USA and his definite interest in playing again if asked.
Kinsler: USA treated last three games like 'Game 7's'
Ian Kinsler describes what it's like to win the World Baseball Classic and explains his previous comments about each country's different styles of play.
U.S. routs Puerto Rico to win its first WBC
Tournament MVP Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer, and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win the World Baseball Classic.
Bring on the drama! USA vs. Puerto Rico makes for exciting WBC final
The World Baseball Classic has not lacked in entertainment, which means we might be in for a thrilling finale. Here's what will decide the champion.
World Baseball Classic needs serious commitment -- or just get rid of it
Want a world-class event? Give the biggest stars MLB's support. Play every year. And move the finals to a time when baseball owns the spotlight.
Vote: Who will win the World Baseball Classic?
There have been close games and exciting action in this year's World Baseball Classic. Weigh in on who deserves to be WBC MVP and who will win Wednesday's final. Vote now!
Stroman upset fans harassing mom over WBC
Marcus Stroman is distraught by the treatment his mother has been subjected to since he announced in December that he would pitch for the United States over Puerto Rico.
Winners and losers of the World Baseball Classic
Inspired fans and ingenious extra innings? Restricted playing time and prospects on the pine? Here's what we liked, and what we didn't, about the WBC.
USA beats Japan to reach first final.
The USA moves to its first ever World Baseball Classic final, by virtue of taking down two-time champion Japan in the semifinals.
Team USA faces rematch with Puerto Rico in first trip to WBC final
Team USA ground out a win against Japan on Tuesday and will make a quick turnaround for Wednesday's final against another unbeaten opponent.
McCutchen thrilled to make history with USA.
Andrew McCutchen talks to Pedro Gomez after topping Japan and sending the United States to the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for the first time.
U.S. slides past Japan to reach first WBC final
The United States advanced to its first World Baseball Classic final with a rainy, 2-1 win over Japan on Tuesday night.
Do and dye game: P.R. hits HR with blond look
Stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair ahead of the WBC.
Why Puerto Rico's Aviles is unfazed by uncertain MLB future
Mike Aviles is 36 and doesn't have a contract, but life is good -- and not just because Puerto Rico is in the WBC final. His daughter's health scare taught him that baseball isn't everything.
Just how good is Japan's unbeaten WBC team?
The Japanese squad lacks star power and a true ace, but the undefeated club could win its third World Baseball Classic in four tournaments.
World Baseball Classic producing playoff-like atmosphere.
Buster Posey, Paul Goldschmidt and Andrew Miller speak to the fun and meaningful baseball the U.S. is playing in the World Baseball Classic.
'The Catch' brings new fans to World Baseball Classic
Adam Jones' jaw-dropping grab helped put Team USA in the WBC semifinals, and it also brought another level of attention to the event.