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March 19, 2023

Trea Turner hits grand slam to launch Team USA into Semifinals of World Baseball Classic

Phillies shortstop Trea Turner hit a game-winning grand slam for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic.

Steve Rogers may have given up the shield, so we have a new Captain America in the form of Phillies shortstop Trea Turner.

With Team USA trailing 7-5 to Venezuela in the Quarterfinals of the World Baseball Classic on Saturday night, the Phils' prized $300 million free agent signing launched an eighth-inning grand slam to give the States a 9=7 lead and the win:

If you need another angle on that bad boy...

Naturally, Turner homered home his Phillies teammate J.T. Realmuto on that grand salami. 

Turner is sporting a 1.089 OPS in this tourney as Team USA looks to defend its 2017 title against Cuba in the Semifinals on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. (the game will air on FS1). If Team USA were to advance, they would play the winner of Monday's Mexico-Japan game in the World Baseball Classic Championship on Tuesday night. 

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