It's almost hard to believe, but Team USA will play in the World Baseball Classic championship game for the first time tonight, thanks to a 2-1 win over Japan in the semi-final.

In three previous WBC events, the USA team had been to the semi-final just once.

USA will take on Puerto Rico in a one game, winner-take-all title game at Dodger Stadium. Puerto Rico won its semi-final on Monday night.

Toronto pitcher Marcus Stroman starts for Team USA tonight.