Team Canada out of WBC following loss to Team USA

Players from Canada react on the bench during the ninth inning at the World Baseball Classic...

Players from Canada react on the bench during the ninth inning at the World Baseball Classic against USA at Chase Field on March 10, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (AFP)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:23 AM ET

PHOENIX - The heart was willing but the arms were short.

Team Canada’s supposed strength, its bullpen, allowed seven runs in the final two innings as Team USA won a 9-4 thriller, before 22,425 fans at Chase Field, advancing to the second round of the World Baseball Classic, starting Tuesday night in Miami.

Canada finished the round-robin at 1-2, and in third place in its four-team pool. Italy and the U.S. advance, while Mexico, despite beating the U.S., also is eliminated.

 


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