Puerto Rico forces Italy's exit
P.R. advances with a late rally that prompted big league second-guessing
MIAMI -- The World Baseball Classic's most improbable feel-good story disappeared Wednesday night beneath a hail of shoddy infield defense, poor fundamentals and questionable bullpen management when it mattered most. But the spectacle sure was fun while it lasted.
Team Italy was six outs away from handing Puerto Rico a crushing and embarrassing defeat and living to play another day. Instead, the Puerto Ricans survived with a 4-3 victory, and the Italians go home with warm memories ...
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