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2009 World Baseball Classic – Pool C

Canadians cheer on their country at the 2009 WBC in Toronto on March 9, 2009

Pool C of the First Round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic was held at Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada from March 7 to 11, 2009.

Pool C was a modified double-elimination tournament. The winners for the first games matched up in the second game, while the losers faced each other in an elimination game. The winners of the elimination game then played the losers of the non-elimination game in another elimination game. The remaining two teams then played each other to determine seeding for the Pool 2.


  Preliminaries Qualifiers Seeding
                             
 Canada 5  
 United States 6  
  W1  United States 15  
  W2  Venezuela 6  
 Italy 0
 Venezuela 7  
  W3  United States 3 CR
  W5  Venezuela 5 CW
L1  Canada 2  
L2  Italy 6  
  W4  Italy 1
  L3  Venezuela 10  

ResultsEdit

Pool C
  CAN 5
  USA 6
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  ITA 0
  VEN 7
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  USA 15
  VEN 6
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  ITA 6
  CAN 2
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  ITA 1
  VEN 10
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  VEN 5
  USA 3
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United States 6, Canada 5Edit

March 7 14:00 at Rogers Centre
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Canada 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 7 1
  United States 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 X 6 9 0
WP: LaTroy Hawkins (1−0)   LP: Mike Johnson (0−1)   Sv: J.J. Putz (1)
Home runs:
CAN: Joey Votto (1), Russell Martin (1)
USA: Kevin Youkilis (1), Brian McCann (1), Adam Dunn (1)
Attendance: 42,314 (85.4%)
Umpires: HP − Marvin Hudson, 1B − Minoru Nakamura, 2B − Dan Iassogna, 3B − Masami Yoshikawa
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Venezuela 7, Italy 0Edit

March 7 20:00 at Rogers Centre
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
  Venezuela 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 X 7 11 1
WP: Félix Hernández (1−0)   LP: Jason Grilli (0−1)
Home runs:
ITA: None
VEN: Carlos Guillén (1), Melvin Mora (1)
Attendance: 13,272 (26.8%)
Umpires: HP − Jerry Meals, 1B − Masami Yoshikawa, 2B − Dan Iassogna, 3B − Carlos Rey
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United States 15, Venezuela 6Edit

March 8 20:00 at Rogers Centre
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  United States 0 0 0 2 0 8 1 3 1 15 16 0
  Venezuela 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 6 13 0
WP: Matt Lindstrom (1−0)   LP: Víctor Zambrano (0−1)
Home runs:
USA: Kevin Youkilis (2), Adam Dunn (2), Ryan Braun (1)
VEN: Carlos Guillén (2)
Attendance: 13,094 (26.4%)
Umpires: HP − Dan Iassogna, 1B − Carlos Rey, 2B − Marvin Hudson, 3B − Minoru Nakamura
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Italy 6, Canada 2Edit

March 9 18:30 at Rogers Centre
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Italy 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 10 0
  Canada 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
WP: Dan Serafini (1−0)   LP: Vince Perkins (0−1)   Sv: Jason Grilli (1)
Attendance: 12,411 (25.1%)
Umpires: HP − Marvin Hudson, 1B − Minoru Nakamura, 2B − Jerry Meals, 3B − Masami Yoshikawa
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Venezuela 10, Italy 1Edit

March 10 17:00 at Rogers Centre
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1
  Venezuela 0 0 0 4 5 0 1 0 X 10 14 0
WP: Enrique González (1−0)   LP: Tiago Da Silva (0−1)
Home runs:
ITA: None
VEN: Bobby Abreu (1), Miguel Cabrera (1), José López (1), Ramón Hernández (1)
Attendance: 10,450 (21.1%)
Umpires: HP − Jerry Meals, 1B − Masami Yoshikawa, 2B − Marvin Hudson, 3B − Carlos Rey
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Venezuela 5, United States 3Edit

March 11 18:30 at Rogers Centre
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Venezuela 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 5 12 1
  United States 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 7 0
WP: Jan Granado (1−0)   LP: Jeremy Guthrie (0−1)   Sv: Francisco Rodriguez (1)
Home runs:
VEN: Gregor Blanco (1)
USA: Chris Iannetta (1)
Attendance: 12,358 (24.9%)
Umpires: HP − Dan Iassogna, 1B − Carlos Rey, 2B − Jerry Meals, 3B − Minoru Nakamura
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