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U.S. eliminated from WBC with 2-1 loss to Mexico

Updated: March 17, 2006, 1:48 PM ET
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Roger Clemens was looking for a much better finish to his brilliant career.

Clemens pitched well Thursday night, but a lineup loaded with All-Stars couldn't get the job done for the United States.

Oliver Perez and seven relievers combined to pitch a three-hitter to lead Mexico past the Rocket and Team USA 2-1 on Thursday night, eliminating the Americans from the inaugural World Baseball Classic and putting Japan in the semifinals.

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