Team USA will have a chance to defend its title.

The United States returned to the World Baseball Classic championship game with a decisive 14-2 semifinal win over Cuba at loanDepot park in Miami.

The Americans will now await the winner of the other semifinal between Japan and Mexico on Monday. Mark DeRosa’s squad will be looking to become just the second country to repeat as WBC champions.

Team USA was ruthless against the Cubans, scoring in each of the first six innings. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt put the U.S. ahead for good with a two-run homer off Roenis Elias in the first inning.

Shortstop Trea Turner, whose grand slam Saturday put the U.S. into the semifinal, stayed hot by mashing a pair of homers. He became only the second American to have a multi-home-run game in the WBC, joining Ken Griffey Jr., who accomplished the feat in 2006, according to Sarah Langs of

Turner is hitting .368/.429/1.000 in this year’s WBC. He has a tournament-high four home runs, while his 10 RBIs are tied with Japan’s Masataka Yoshida for the WBC lead.

“I kept saying every time (Turner) went deep, ‘Who’s the idiot that’s hitting him ninth?'” DeRosa said, according to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald.

Every U.S. starter except Tim Anderson got on base at least once during the rout. Goldschmidt and Turner each had four RBIs, Mookie Betts went 3-for-6 with two runs scored, and Anderson added an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Cedric Mullins also chipped in with an eighth-inning homer.

Cuba’s best chance came in the first inning when it loaded the bases on several weak base hits. However, U.S. starter Adam Wainwright got out of the jam with just one run allowed on a bases-loaded walk drawn by iconic Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne.

Wainwright, making his second start of the tournament, struck out one over his four innings of work while allowing just the one run. Miles Mikolas followed his St. Louis Cardinals rotation mate with four innings of relief for Team USA.

The only major scare for the Americans came when star third baseman Nolan Arenado left the game after being hit in the hand with a pitch. X-rays were negative.

Cuban third baseman Yoan Moncada, meanwhile, was removed in the seventh inning after colliding with left fielder Roel Santos while chasing a fly ball. Moncada was diagnosed with a bruised rib and is listed as day-to-day, according to James Fegan of The Athletic.

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