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  • United States' Gio Gonzalez delivers a pitch during a World Baseball Classic second-round game against Puerto Rico, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Miami. The United States won 7-1. (AP Photo /Mike Ehrmann, Pool)

    Gio Gonzalez lives dream pitching for Team USA on home turf

    Wearing the letters of his country across his chest, pitching no more than 20 minutes from his hometown, Gonzalez stood on an international stage and seized the moment in a way he acknowledged he was unable to in October during the playoffs.

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  • Wearing the letters of his country across his chest, pitching no more than 20 minutes from his hometown, Gonzalez stood on an international stage and seized the moment in a way he acknowledged he was unable to in October during the playoffs.

    Gio Gonzalez lives dream pitching for Team USA on home turf →

  • "You couldn't have scripted this any better," Gonzalez said as Tuesday turned to Wednesday and he sat beside manager Joe Torre and third baseman David Wright in the interview room. "This was a blessing to be alongside some of the greatest. And to say that I pitched in front of my home crowd to win? It's truly a dream."

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