Last word

"I was absolutely pumped up. I'm very proud of Wandy's effort, and excited to have him back." -- Hurdle on Wandy Rodriguez, who returned to Bradenton on Sunday after capping off his World Baseball Classic heroics with six scoreless innings in the Dominican Republic's 2-0 victory over Puerto Rico on Saturday.

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