The final game of the 2023 World Baseball Classic will see Team USA, the defending champion, taking on two-time champion Japan for the tournament. Right-hander Merrill Kelly of the Arizona Diamondbacks will start the game for the United States on the mound, while Shota Imanaga of Japan will.
At loanDepot Park in Miami, the final game will be played on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET (FS1).
How to watch Team USA vs Japan WBC final 2023 from anywhere.
What: World Baseball Classic Title Game
Where: loanDepot Park in Miami
When: March 21, 7:00 PM ET (Wednesday 8:00 AM in Japan)
TV Channel: Fox Sports (USA) SportsNet (Canada)
Live Stream anywhere: PremiumTV OTT
The World Baseball Classic Title Match will be broadcast live on the FOX Sports app and foxsports.com. Viewers can be streamed by PremiumTV from anywhere in the world.
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Team USA, led by MVP winners Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, and Paul Goldschmidt has advanced to the championship game.
The United States just defeated Cuba 14-2 in the opening match on Saturday. In the blowout, Goldschmidt added another home run and Trea Turner hit two.
Turner set a WBC record for most home runs by an American player with four.
Japan is the only country to get to the semifinal round in each of the tournament’s five iterations, having won the first two World Baseball Classics in 2006 and 2009.
Shohei Ohtani, who is representing his country in the World Baseball Classic for the first time, is perhaps the best baseball player in the world and is on Japan’s squad.
Yu Darvish, who was anticipated to start for Japan in the championship game, is also well-known to MLB fans thanks to his ten-year major league career with the Rangers, Dodgers, Cubs, and Padres.
Lars Nootbaar of the St. Louis Cardinals is another player on the roster for Team Japan.
Masataka, a vital member of the team, has driven in 13 runs during the competition, which is a WBC record.
Predictions for the WBC 2023 Title Match
Why team United States can triumph?
Because of how tremendous that lineup is, especially when Trea Turner, Mookie Betts, and Mike Trout are batting Nos. 9, 1, and 2, respectively.
With their speed, power, and on-base skills, those three offensive players are among the most effective in the league.
Turner is particularly hot right now, having homered three times in his last two games.
Why Japan can triumph
This team is very skilled, starting with Shohei Ohtani and extending all the way down the lineup to Masataka Yoshida and Munetaka Murakami, the three players who capped the ninth-inning rally against Mexico to advance to the finals.
Considering that their team, known as Samurai Japan, has a lengthy history of success in international competitions. Also, it is difficult to pick against a team that is still undefeated in the tournament.
So, the last WBC 2023 opponent for Team USA is decided. Japan defeats Mexico in a great match to go to the eagerly anticipated USA final. Cheers to the teams, and to the fans worldwide