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Puerto Rico vs. Japan
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Vaya con Rios: Puerto Rico KOs Classic champs

Puerto Rico 3, Japan 1

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Rios' two-run blast

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Alex Rios launched a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help power Puerto Rico into the World Baseball Classic title game. Puerto Rico also relied on strong pitching to knock out two-time champion Japan, which was eliminated for the first time in tournament history.