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Puerto Rico's upset upsets Japan

There won't be a three-peat for Japan as Puerto Rico advances to the WBC final

Originally Published: March 17, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- There were 335 Japanese media members credentialed for their country's World Baseball Classic semifinal game against Puerto Rico on Sunday night, and after Japan's seven-year reign as WBC champions ended with a 3-1 defeat, this was the initial question posed to manager Koji Yamamoto (or at least how it was translated):

"First of all, could you please tell us the reason for losing?"

Not that there was any pressure on Team Japan to successfully defend its WBC ...

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