Team USA won when it had to

In a must-win game, David Wright and Team USA bounced back against Italy

Originally Published: March 10, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- Whew. Thanks to David Wright, the United States avoided the most embarrassing moment in American baseball since the White Sox wore those hideous short pants.

After losing to Mexico on Friday night, Team USA found itself trailing Italy in the fifth inning Saturday night. Despite a lineup that included three MVPs and seven All-Stars, the country that invented the game was losing to such famous names as Luca Panerati, Marco Grifantini, Lorenzo Avagnina, and, for all I know, ...

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