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Mexico's Sergio Romo (54) gets a high-five from Adrian Gonzalez as they celebrate with teammates Karim Garcia (95), Luis Alfonso Garcia, and others after a World Baseball Classic baseball game against the United States on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Phoenix. Mexico defeated the United States 5-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Mexico's Sergio Romo (54) gets a high-five from Adrian Gonzalez as they celebrate with teammates Karim Garcia (95), Luis Alfonso Garcia, and others after a World Baseball Classic baseball game against the United States on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Phoenix. Mexico defeated the United States 5-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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