Mariners' Saunders An MVP, But Canada Falls To USA In WBCCanada's Michael Saunders, of the Mariners, hit a two-run homer off starter Derek Holland and was chosen the Group D MVP, going 8 for 11 in the tournament with seven RBIs.
Saunders Helps Canada Beat BrewersMariners outfielder Michael Saunders homered and the Twins' Justin Morneau had an RBI walk as Team Canada began preparations for the WBC with a 7-4 exhibition win over the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday. Canada is looking to advance beyond the first round for the first time after early exits in 2006 and 2009.
Saunders, Perez, Liddi Look Forward To WBCBefore getting too worked up over the Seattle Mariners' preseason preparations, outfielder Michael Saunders, pitcher Oliver Perez and infielder Alex Liddi are looking forward to the World Baseball Classic. Saunders will play for Canada, Perez for Mexico and Liddi for Italy, with all three nations competing in Group D of the opening round in Arizona from March 7-10.
The King Won't Pitch In WBCFelix Hernandez says he won't pitch for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Ichiro Not Playing In WBCIchiro Suzuki told Japanese baseball officials on Monday he has decided not to take part in next year's World Baseball Classic.
Felix Wants To Pitch In WBCSeattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has his native Venezuela excited and his Major League Baseball club nervous. The 2010 Cy Young Winner says he wants to pitch in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
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