Team USA is headed to the World Baseball Classic final thanks to the recent hot streak of Trea Turner.
The new Philadelphia Phillies shortstop is on a roll right now.
It all began on Saturday night, when Team USA found themselves trailing 7-5 in the top of the eighth inning against Venezuela.
The defending WBC champions had loaded the bases, but were still six outs away from having to hand over their crown.
One swing of the bat from Turner changed that.
Team USA went ahead 9-7 and held on to win by the same score.
On Sunday, Turner continued his hot streak against Cuba, hitting two home runs as the Americans rolled to a 14-2 victory.
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Turner is certainly having a tournament to remember.
While he is best known for his speed, his power certainly cannot be discounted.
His grand slam on Saturday changed the fortunes of Team USA and helped carry them on to the semifinals.
On Sunday, Turner was back at it again, crushing two home runs against Cuba.
Now, Team USA will ride Turner’s red-hot bat to the championship game.
The Americans will await the winner of Monday’s semifinal game between Mexico and Japan.
The championship game will take place on Tuesday night.
The offense has largely carried Team USA throughout this tournament, and Turner has simply added to the power that the team has displayed in the Classic.
At this point, it seems as though Turner cannot be stopped at the plate.
We’ll see if he can continue his run on Tuesday.NEXT: Taijuan Walker Discusses His Dominant WBC Outing