Team USA handling its surroundings

Americans prove they can win in different ways at WBC

Updated: March 9, 2009, 10:14 AM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

TORONTO -- It was an 87 mph fastball thrown by a 25-year-old Venezuelan right-hander who's never sniffed the major leagues. And when Adam Dunn saw it, he smoked it, and then a small smirk pursed his lips as he looked into his home dugout.

"I thought that was going to hit the top of the dome," second baseman Dustin Pedroia said.

It didn't reach that high, but Dunn's mammoth shot to right field in the seventh inning of this World Baseball Classic game seemed to be the punctuation mark ...

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