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Watch: Schwarber Keeps USA in the Game With Massive Home Run Against Japan

By Kade Kistner,


Philadelphia Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber helped keep Team USA close with a huge home run against Japan in the eighth inning of the World Baseball Classic Final.

Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Kyle Schwarber came through huge in one of the biggest moments of the tournament so far. In the top of the eighth inning of the World Baseball Classic Final, Schwarber hit one of the deepest shots in the tournament so far to deep right field.

It was a solo shot that brought the United States within one of Japan and made it 3-2.

Schwarber has been a quiet force at the plate during the tournament, but has been a constant source of pressure for opposing pitchers. His home run on Tuesday was easily the loudest hit of the spring.

The home run gives the United States an opportunity in the ninth to mount a comeback, even with Shohei Ohtani due up to close out the game.

Schwarber was the National League home run leader during the 2022 MLB season with 46 home runs and he continued to show his power in the World Baseball Classic.

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