Hounded by the moody embrace of the Miami sky, it wasn’t quite clear when Trea Turner’s drive was going to land.
But when it did, the raucous crowd made sure to let him — and the state of Florida — know.
Turner’s last-gasp blast propelled USA to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic, just two wins away from yet another waltz with the sterling silver hardware it hoisted back in 2017. Next up on the docket? Cuba, a side oozing with major league talent in its own right.
Luis Robert and Yoan Moncada headline a lineup that has been a cut above throughout this year’s tournament. Moncada in particular has been immense, coming into Sunday’s game with a 1.259 OPS.
The winner awaits a date with Japan or Mexico in the WBC final. The loser, meanwhile, will face the wrath of falling just short of international baseball’s biggest game.
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USA vs. Cuba score
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Updates will start closer to the game’s 7 p.m. ET start time.
USA vs. Cuba start time
- Start time: 7 p.m. ET
First pitch for the United States’ clash with Cuba is set for 7 p.m. ET. They’ll be playing at loanDepot Park in Miami, home of MLB’s Marlins.