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Manny Machado, Nelson Cruz lead Dominican to 7-5 comeback win over Team USA in WBC

Manny Machado, Nelson Cruz lead Dominican to 7-5 comeback win over Team USA in WBC

Reliving the moment was a blur for Orioles third baseman Manny Machado -- the swing, the trot out of the batter’s box and watching his home run soar into the South Florida night. And then there was that crowd, a convincingly pro-Dominican throng that cheered every Dominican hit, and every Team USA out Saturday night.

In some ways, Machado said, it was that crowd that kept the Dominican Republic within reach as it fell into a five-run hole to Team USA with 12 outs left in their pivotal World Baseball Classic pool-play game Saturday night at Marlins Park.

Down but not out, Machado provided the spark the Dominicans needed in the sixth inning, when he launched an 0-1 fastball from...

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