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United States crushes Puerto Rico

Updated: March 13, 2013, 2:45 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Gio Gonzalez gave Team USA its best start yet, and David Wright provided a big finish.

Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings and the Americans beat Puerto Rico 7-1 in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday night.

Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. That prompted chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" from the crowd of 32,872.

"Obviously the adrenaline gets pumping for this tournament," Wright said. "You wear that uniform, you ...

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