San Francisco named WBC host

The Sports Xchange
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The semifinals and finals of the 2013 World Baseball Classic will be hosted by the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.
Major League Baseball announced the site in a news release Wednesday.
The WBC final and semifinal was previously played in San Diego at PETCO Park (2006) and Dodger Stadium (2009).
Miami and Arizona will host the early rounds of the tournament at their MLB stadiums.
"We are very pleased to partner with three franchises that will prove to be outstanding hosts of the 2013 World Baseball Classic," said Paul Archey, MLB senior vice president of international business operations. "The Giants, the Marlins and the D-backs share our commitment to continuing the game's remarkable global growth, and their world-class cities and ballparks will welcome the unique brand of enthusiasm inspired by the World Baseball Classic."
Japan won the first two WBC titles.