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Canada blows big lead, but upsets U.S.

Updated: March 8, 2006, 7:23 PM ET
ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- Don't blame Canada, because this defeat is all American.

Canada took an early lead and held on for an 8-6 victory over the United States in their World Baseball Classic game Wednesday at Chase Field.

Canada jumped all over United States pitchers Dontrelle Willis and Al Leiter in the early innings Wednesday, taking an 8-0 lead.

Canada jumped to a 1-0 lead off Willis in the first when Stubby Clapp tripled, then scored when Justin Morneau grounded out to first.

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