New York Yankees: Didi Gregorius Continues Hot WBC Play Against Team Israel
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius continued his scorching hot World Baseball Classic play by notching five RBI’s in the Netherlands’ 12-2 win over Israel. 

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius simply can’t be stopped in this year’s World Baseball Classic and on Monday, he helped the Netherlands hand the tournament’s Cinderella story — Team Israel — its first loss.

Didi, as his country’s designated hitter, went 2-for-3 with a home run, five RBI’s and three runs scored in the Netherlands 12-2 win over Israel in Tokyo, Japan. The 27-year-old drove in Wladimir Balentien in the third inning on a double to make it 5-0 and hit a three-run homer off Danny Burawa in the fourth to make it 10-0.

Gregorius now owns a .421/.450/.789 slash line with eight RBI’s in five WBC games and looks like he’s certainly ready to follow up a stellar 2016 season with New York.

Last season, Gregorius became the just the third shortstop Yankees history to hit at least 20 HR and bat over .275 — joining Tom Tresh (1962) and Derek Jeter (1999, 2001 and 2004).

The Netherlands and Israel are tied with a record of 1-1 in Pool E play. The top two teams advance to the March 20-22 championship round in Los Angeles.