By Jason Shetler
Team USA has captured its first ever World Baseball Classic, as they defeated Puerto Rico in the championship game by a final of 8-0. Andrew McCutchen helped contribute to the win in the process.
In the early stages of the WBC, McCutchen wasn’t doing much at the plate. Aside from his struggles, he was also ejected in a game last week for arguing a very questionable called third strike.
McCutchen’s fortunes began to change, which started on Saturday when he delivered a two-run double in a 6-3 victory over the Dominican Republic. On Tuesday, he had a RBI single in a 2-1 win versus Japan in the semi-finals. In the championship game against Puerto Rico, McCutchen had an infield RBI single in the fifth inning. He then drove in another run in the eighth inning.