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Trea Turner slugged a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning as the United States defeated Venezuela 9-7 in the World Baseball Classic quarterfinals on Saturday night in Miami.
Team USA will play Cuba in a semifinal game on Sunday night in Miami.
Tim Anderson walked, Pete Alonso singled and J.T. Realmuto was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs for Turner, who then sent a ball 407 feet to left to give the U.S. a lead it wouldn't surrender.
In addition to Turner's heroics, the Americans got a 3-for-5 performance from Kyle Tucker, who homered, doubled and singled while driving in two runs.
The back end of USA's bullpen excelled, as Devin Williams and Ryan Pressly each pitched one scoreless inning.
Trea Turner's go-ahead grand slam was enough