Two MLB players remain standing

Japan's Suzuki, Otsuka to face Cuba for title

World Baseball Classic

March 20, 2006|By DAN CONNOLLY | DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER

SAN DIEGO -- Of the 480 ballplayers listed on the final rosters of the World Baseball Classic, more than 170 played in the major leagues last season.

Only two, Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki and Texas Rangers reliever Akinori Otsuka, are still in the hunt for the inaugural title.

Title game Cuba vs. Japan, 9 tonight, ESPN

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