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2017 World Baseball Classic Final

Dodger Stadium,Los Angeles
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
United States 2 2 3 1 8 13 0
Puerto Rico 3 1
Date March 17, 2017
Venue Dodger Stadium
City Los Angeles
  • Jim Leyland (the United States)
  • Edwin Rodrguez (the Dominican Republic)
  • In the starting lineup, Eric Cooper is the pitcher, Lance Barksdale is at first base, Rob Drake is at second base, Byung–ju Kim is at third base, Edgar Estivision is at shortstop, and Trevor Grieve is at third base.
MVP Marcus Stroman(United States)
Attendance 51,565
Time of game 6:21 p.m.PDT
Television Multiple
Radio Multiple

It was held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, from March 20 to March 22, 2017, and was the finals round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Single-elimination tournaments were used in the championship round. From Pool E, Japan and the Netherlands went to the semifinals and then to the finals. Puerto Rico and the United States made significant progress from Pool F. The Dominican Republic, the defending champions, were ousted in the second round. The United States and Japan played their semifinal games on March 20 and 21, respectively, while Puerto Rico and the Netherlands played theirs on March 20.

The United States won the tournament by defeating Puerto Rico in the final.


Semifinals Final
ER Netherlands 3
FW Puerto Rico 4
SF1W Puerto Rico 0
SF2W United States 8
FR United States 2
EW Japan 1


Puerto Rico’s Carlos Correa blasted a solo home run in the first inning of their game against the Netherlands.

March 19, 18:00 atDodger Stadium(F/11)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Netherlands 2 1 3 11 0
Puerto Rico 2 1 1 4 12 0
WP:Edwin Díaz(1−0)LP:Loek van Mil(0−1)Home runs:NED:Wladimir Balentien(1) PUR:Carlos Correa(1),T. J. Rivera(1)Attendance:24,865 (44.4%)Umpires:HP −Lance Barksdale, 1B −Byung-ju Kim, 2B −Rob Drake, 3B −Eric Cooper, LF −Edgar Estivision, RF −Trevor GrieveNotes:Extra inning rule was used in 11th inning. Two outs when winning run scored.Boxscore

Due to a shoulder injury, Didi Gregorius was forced to withdraw from the Netherlands’ matchday squad prior to the game. Kenley Jansen, who had not pitched in the previous rounds, was acquired by the Netherlands. Rick van den Hurk made his debut for the Netherlands, while Jorge López made his debut for Puerto Rico. Two-run home runs were struck by Wladimir Balentien and Carlos Correa, both in the first inning. In the second inning, T. J. Rivera drove in a run with a home run for Puerto Rico. During the fifth inning, a run batted in (RBI) double by Shawn Zarra brought the Netherlands even with the game.

Starting in the 11th inning, teams begin each inning with runners on first and second base as a method of avoiding the possibility of a sudden death.

Semifinal 2 − United States 2, Japan 1

Tanner Roark went four innings without allowing a run for the United States.

March 21, 18:00 atDodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
United States 1 1 2 6 0
Japan 1 1 4 1
WP:Sam Dyson(1−0)LP:Kodai Senga(1−1)Sv:Luke Gregerson(3)Home runs:USA: None JPN:Ryosuke Kikuchi(1)Attendance:33,462 (59.8%)Umpires:HP −Rob Drake, 1B −Eric Cooper, 2B −Trevor Grieve, 3B −Edgar Estivision, LF −Byung-ju Kim, RF −Lance BarksdaleBoxscore

Japan advanced to the semifinals by winning all six of its games in the previous round of competition. Tanner Roark made his international debut for the United States in the semifinal game, while Tomoyuki Sugano made his debut for the Japanese. Roark went four innings without allowing a run, while Sugano went six innings and allowed one run. The United States scored a run in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Andrew McCutchen, and Japan tied the game in the sixth inning on a home run by Ryosuke Kikuchi.

In spite of the fact that the Japanese squad was widely regarded as the best defensive club in the World Baseball Classic, errors by Kikuchi at second base and Nobuhiro Matsuda at third base resulted in each of the United States’ runs.

Final − United States 8, Puerto Rico 0

March 22, 18:00 atDodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
United States 2 2 3 1 8 13 0
Puerto Rico 3 1
WP:Marcus Stroman(1−1)LP:Seth Lugo(2−1)Home runs:USA:Ian Kinsler(1) PUR: NoneAttendance:51,565 (92.1%)Umpires:HP −Eric Cooper, 1B −Lance Barksdale, 2B −Rob Drake, 3B −Byung-ju Kim, LF −Edgar Estivision, RF −Trevor GrieveBoxscore

When Puerto Rico advanced to the championship, it did so by winning all seven games that they played in the competition. When Puerto Rico and the United States met off in Pool F, Puerto Rico came out on top. Seth Lugo began for Puerto Rico in the title game, and Marcus Stroman started for the United States in the final. United States batter Ian Kinsler blasted a two-run home run in the third inning, putting the game out of reach for Puerto Rico, which failed to score a single run during the rest of the inning.

Brandon Crawford drove in two additional runs with a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning, and Giancarlo Stanton drove in the third run of the inning with an RBI single of his own.

McCutchen’s RBI single in the eighth inning gave the United States a 2-0 lead in the game. The United States won the tournament by completing the shutout in regulation time. Stroman was chosen the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, and he received the award.


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External links

The schedule for the 2017 World Baseball Classics was released on Tuesday, with the first game scheduled to take place on March 6 in Seoul, South Korea. Japan, a two-time winner, will open the tournament the following day against Cuba at the Tokyo Dome. The United States will open its campaign against Colombia on March 10 in Miami. From March 12-16, the first round will be played in a round-robin style with the top two teams from each site progressing to the second round. The second round will be played at the Tokyo Dome and Petco Park.

First Round (Round Robin) Local Eastern
Pool A in Seoul March 6 Israel 2, Korea 1 (10 innings) 6:30 p.m. 4:30 a.m.
Israel March 7 Israel 15, Taiwan 7 12 p.m. 10 p.m. (Mon)
Korea March 7 Netherlands 5, Korea 0 6:30 p.m. 4:30 a.m.
Netherlands March 8 Netherlands 6, Taiwan 5 6:30 p.m. 4:30 a.m.
Taiwan March 9 Israel 4, Netherlands 2 12 p.m. 10 p.m. (Thu.)
March 9 Korea 11, Taiwan 8 (10 innings) 6:30 p.m. 4:30 a.m.
Pool B in Tokyo
Australia March 7 Japan 11, Cuba 6 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
China March 8 Cuba 6, China 0 Noon 10 p.m. (Wed)
Cuba March 8 Japan 4, Australia 1 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
Japan March 9 Australia 11, China 0 (8 innings) 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
March 10 Cuba 4, Australia 3 Noon 10 p.m. (Thu)
March 10 Japan 7, China 1 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
Pool C in Miami
Canada March 9 Dominican Republic 9, Canada 2 6 p.m. 6 p.m.
Colombia March 10 United States 3, Colombia 2 (10 innings) 6 p.m. 6 p.m.
Dominican Republic March 11 Colombia 4, Canada 1 Noon Noon
United States March 11 Dominican Republic 7, United States 5 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
March 12 Dominican Republic 10, Colombia 3 (11 innings) 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
March 12 United States 8, Canada 0 7 p.m. 7 p.m.
Pool D in Jalisco
Italy March 9 Italy 10, Mexico 9 8 p.m. 9 p.m.
Mexico March 10 Puerto Rico 11, Venezuela 0 8 p.m. 9 p.m.
Puerto Rico March 11 Venezuela 11, Italy 10 (10 innings) 2 p.m. 3 p.m.
Venezuela March 11 Puerto Rico 9, Mexico 4 8:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
March 12 Puerto Rico 9, Italy 3 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
March 12 Mexico 11, Venezuela 9 8 p.m. 10 p.m.
March 13 Venezuela 4, Italy 3 7 p.m. 9 p.m.
Pool E in Tokyo Second Round (Round Robin)
Israel March 12 Israel 4, Cuba 1 Noon 10 p.m. (Sat)
Netherlands March 12 Japan 8, Netherlands 6, 11 innings 7 p.m. 6 a.m.
Japan March 13 Netherlands 12, Israel 2 7 p.m. 6 a.m.
Cuba March 14 Japan 8, Cuba 5 7 p.m. 6 a.m.
March 15 Netherlands 14, Cuba 1 Noon 11 p.m. (Tue)
March 15 Japan 8, Israel 3 7 p.m. 6 a.m.
Pool F in San Diego
Pool C Winner, Pool C Runner-Up, Pool D Winner, Pool D Runner-Up
March 14 Puerto Rico 3, Dominican Republic 1 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
March 15 United States 4, Venezuela 2 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
March 16 Dominican Republic 3, Venezuela 0 7 p.m. 10 p.m.
March 17 Puerto Rico 6, United States 5 7 p.m. 10 p.m.
March 18 Puerto Rico 13, Venezuela 2 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
March 18 United States 6, Dominican Republic 3 7 p.m. 10 p.m.
Finals in Los Angeles Championship Round (Single elimination)
Pool E Winner, Pool E Runner-Up, Pool F Winner, Pool F Runner-Up
March 20 Semifinal 1: Puerto Rico 4, Netherlands 3, 11 innings 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
March 21 Semifinal 2: United States 2, Japan 1 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
March 22 Championship game: U.S. 8, Puerto Rico 0 6 p.m. 9 p.m.

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2017 World Baseball Classic: Full schedule, TV start times, scores, results, standings

ByMar 23, 2017 at 1:54 a.m. Eastern Time 3 minutes to read The CBS Sports App is available for download now, and it provides real-time NCAA tournament news and notifications, as well as the most recent choices and shocks from SportsLine. Each of the four first-round pools will have four teams in it in total. Two teams from each pool move to one of two second-round pools, with the remaining teams advancing to the third round. There will be a single-elimination finals round, which will begin on March 20 at Dodger Stadium, with two teams from each second-round group advancing.

The third round is played in a single-elimination style.

MLB Network is the World Baseball Classic’s exclusive English-language network, while ESPN Deportes is the World Baseball Classic’s exclusive Spanish-language network.

Pool A: Seoul (Gocheok Sky Dome)

March 6 Israel vs. South Korea ISR: 2-1 (F10) Seoul, South Korea
March 7 Israel vs. Chinese Taipei ISR: 15-7 Seoul, South Korea
March 7 Netherlands vs. South Korea NED: 5-0 Seoul, South Korea
March 8 Chinese Taipei vs. Netherlands NED: 6-5 Seoul, South Korea
March 9 Israel vs. Netherlands ISR: 4-2 Seoul, South Korea
March 9 Chinese Taipei vs. South Korea KOR: 11-8 (F10) Seoul, South Korea

Pool A Round Robin Standings

Rank Team W L
1 Israel 3 0
2 Netherlands 2 1
3 South Korea 1 2
4 Chinese Taipei 0 3

Pool B: Tokyo (Tokyo Dome)

March 7 Cuba vs. Japan JPN: 11-6 Tokyo, Japan
March 8 Australia vs. Japan JPN: 4-1 Tokyo, Japan
March 8 China vs. Cuba CUB: 6-0 Tokyo, Japan
March 9 China vs. Australia AUS: 11-0 (F8) Tokyo, Japan
March 10 Australia vs. Cuba CUB: 4-3 Tokyo, Japan
March 10 China vs. Japan JPN: 7-1 Tokyo, Japan

Pool B Round Robin Standings

Rank Team W L
1 Japan 3 0
2 Cuba 2 1
3 Australia 1 2
4 China 0 3

Pool C: Miami (Marlins Park)

March 9 Canada vs. Dominican Rep. DOM: 9-2 Miami, Florida
March 10 Colombia vs. United States USA: 3-2 (F10) Miami, Florida
March 11 Colombia vs. Canada COL: 4-1 Miami, Florida
March 11 United States vs. Dominican Rep. DOM: 7-5 Miami, Florida
March 12 Dominican Rep. vs. Colombia DOM: 10-3 (F11) Miami, Florida
March 12 Canada vs. United States USA: 8-0 Miami, Florida

Pool C Round Robin Standings

Rank Team W L
1 Dominican Rep. 3 0
2 USA 2 1
3 Colombia 1 2
4 Canada 0 3

Pool D: Jalisco (Estadio Telmex)

March 9 Italy vs. Mexico ITA: 10-9 Jalisco, Mexico
March 10 Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico PR: 11-0 (F7) Jalisco, Mexico
March 11 Venezuela vs. Italy VEN: 11-10 (F10) Jalisco, Mexico
March 11 Puerto Rico vs. Mexico PR: 9-4 Jalisco, Mexico
March 12 Italy vs. Puerto Rico PR: 9-3 Jalisco, Mexico
March 12 Venezuela vs. Mexico MEX: 11-9 Jalisco, Mexico
March 13* Italy vs. Venezuela VEN: 4-3 Jalisco, Mexico

*Participate in the game.

Pool D Round Robin Standings

Rank Team W L
1 Puerto Rico 3 0
2 Venezuela 2 2
3 Italy 1 3
4 Mexico 1 2

Pool E: Tokyo (Tokyo Dome)

March 11 Cuba vs. Israel ISR: 4-1 Tokyo, Japan
March 12 Japan vs. Netherlands JPN: 8-6 (F11) Tokyo, Japan
March 13 Netherlands vs. Israel NED: 11-2 (F8) Tokyo, Japan
March 14 Cuba vs. Japan JPN: 8-5 Tokyo, Japan
March 15 Netherlands vs. Cuba NED: 14-1 (F7) Tokyo, Japan
March 15 Israel vs. Japan JPN: 8-3 Tokyo, Japan

*If required, participate in the game.

Pool E Round Robin Standings

Rank Team W L
1 Japan 3 0
2 Netherlands 2 1
3 Israel 1 2
4 Cuba 0 3

Pool F: San Diego (Petco Park)

March 14 Dominican Rep. vs. Puerto Rico PR: 3-1 San Diego, California
March 15 Venezuela vs. United States USA: 4-2 San Diego, California
March 16 Venezuela vs. Dominican Rep. DR: 3-0 San Diego, California
March 17 United States vs. Puerto Rico PR: 6-5 San Diego, California
March 18 Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela PR: 13-2 San Diego, California
March 18 United States vs. Dominican Rep. USA: 6-3 San Diego, California

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Pool F Round Robin Standings

Rank Team W L
1 Puerto Rico 3
2 United States 2 1
3 Dominican Republic 1 2
4 Venezuela 0 3

Finals: Los Angeles (Dodger Stadium)

March 20 Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico PR: 4-3 (F11) Los Angeles, California
March 21 United States vs. Japan USA: 2-1 Los Angeles, California
March 22 Puerto Rico vs. United States USA: 8-0 Los Angeles, California

Team USA advances to World Baseball Classic semifinals

The field for the championship round has been determined. The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a country in Europe. Japan. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory. The country of the United States of America. Three games will be played to determine who will be crowned World Baseball Classic winners in 2017. The United States were the last team to qualify for the final round of the World Cup when they defeated the reigning champion Dominican Republic 6-3 in a game that was a must-win or go home affair in Pool F.

  1. Japan is a two-time World Boxing Championship champion.
  2. Sunday is a travel day for the teams and a day to recover one’s breath for the spectators, after which we will have three consecutive nights of winner-take-all games, similar to what we saw on Saturday night.
  3. For the United States, the game got off to a shaky start as the Dominicans took advantage of some careless play to take an early 2-0 lead.
  4. It took three singles for the United States to tie it in the third inning, and then in the fourth inning, Giancarlo Stanton did this:That made it 4-2 in the fourth inning, and the game remained an intense, raucous affair for the rest of the night.
  5. Once again, words fall short in conveying the magnitude of the situation: Yes, he was robbed by Adam Jones, a fellow Baltimore Orioles great (and native of San Diego).
  6. Robinson Canóhomered in the very next at-bat, though, to make it a 4-3 game in the process.
  7. Relief pitchers Sam Dyson and Luke Gregerson were able to close the door on the Dominican Republic’s potent offense, advancing the United States to the second round.
  8. In spite of the fact that Puerto Rico had already secured their place as Pool F champions, they still had to face Venezuela on Saturday afternoon.
  9. It was the seventh inning that dealt the biggest blow, as Puerto Rico turned a 5-2 deficit into a 10-2.
  10. ngel Pagán led the way for Puerto Rico with a 3-for-6 performance, while Mike Aviles went 4-for-5 with a walk and emerging superstarCarlos Correa went 1-for-2 with three walks to complete the scoring.

Carlos González collected one of Venezuela’s five hits, which included a home run. Take advantage of the free day. We’ve got three exhausting days of baseball ahead of us, so brace yourself.

Semifinal Schedule

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United States vs. Japan

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Second Round Recap

Date Team v Team Time Venue
Date Team v Team Time Venue
March 14 Dominican Republic (1) vs Puerto Rico (3) Petco Park
March 15 Venezuela (2) vs United States (4) Petco Park
March 16 Venezuela (0) vs Dominican Republic (3) Petco Park
March 17 United States (5) vs Puerto Rico (6) Petco Park
March 18 Puerto Rico (13) vs Venezuela (2) Petco Park
March 18 United States (6) vs Dominican Republic (3) Petco Park
March 19 TBD TBD N/A Petco Park

Pool F Standings

Rank Team Wins Losses Runs Scored Runs Allowed
Rank Team Wins Losses Runs Scored Runs Allowed
1 Puerto Rico 3 22 8
2 United States 2 1 15 11
3 Dominican Republic 1 2 7 9
4 Venezuela 3 4 20

WBC Pool E Schedule and Results

Date Team v Team Time Venue
Date Team v Team Time Venue
March 11 Cuba (1) vs Israel (4) Tokyo Dome
March 12 Japan (8) vs Netherlands (6) Tokyo Dome
March 13 Netherlands (12) vs Israel (2) Tokyo Dome
March 14 Cuba (5) vs Japan (8) Tokyo Dome
March 14 Netherlands (14) vs Cuba (1) Tokyo Dome
March 15 Israel (3) vs Japan (8) Tokyo Dome

Pool E Standings

Rank Team Wins Losses Runs Scored Runs Allowed
Rank Team Wins Losses Runs Scored Runs Allowed
1 Japan 3 24 14
2 Netherlands 2 1 32 11
3 Israel 1 2 9 21
4 Cuba 3 7 26

Championship Round

Date Team vs Team Time Venue
Date Team vs Team Time Venue
March 20 Netherlands (3) vs Puerto Rico (4) F/11 Dodger Stadium
March 21 United States (2) vs Japan (1) F Dodger Stadium
March 22 United States vs Puerto Rico 7:00 pm MT Dodger Stadium

USA Baseball Announces 2017 World Baseball Classic Roster

THE CITY OF DURHAM, N.C.- The United States Baseball Association (USA Baseball) revealed on Wednesday the 28-man roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The team’s roster includes 13 pitchers and 15 position players, as well as 13 alumni of the United States Baseball Association (USA Baseball), five of whom competed in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. On top of that, there are 18 Major League All-Stars on the roster, as well as two Most Valuable Players and nine Gold Glove winners. USA Baseball Executive Director and CEO Paul Seiler remarked, “We’re thrilled to be able to reveal our roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic to kick off the tournament.” “USA Baseball wants to compete at the greatest level possible on the world stage, and we are delighted to welcome a group of outstanding players who will work relentlessly to help the United States win the World Baseball Classic.” All of the players from the 2013 World Baseball Classic team are back, including Chris Archer, Alex Bregman, Brandon Crawford, Danny Duffy, Mychal Givens, Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, and Marcus Stroman.

  • The alumni of USA Baseball represent two 16U National Teams, four 18U National Teams, four Collegiate National Teams, two Professional National Teams (made up of players who are not currently on active 25-man Major League Baseball rosters), and one World Baseball Classic squad.
  • In addition, the United States announced the inclusion of Brett Cecil, Michael Fulmer, Sonny Gray, J.A.
  • In addition, clubs will be allowed to pick up to two pitchers to join the roster following each round of the tournament, which will be the first time this has happened.
  • Gray (2009, 2010 Collegiate National Team) and Smyly (2011 Professional National Team) are both former members of the United States Baseball Association (USA Baseball).
  • Nolan Arenado, third baseman, Colorado Rockies, Newport Beach, N.C.
  • Matt Carpenter, third baseman for the St.
  • Texas RHP Tyler Clippard (New York Yankees), Lexington, Kentucky Ky.

Danny Duffy (D.P.P.) is a left-handed pitcher for the Kansas City Royals who lives in Goleta, California.


Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks, Wilmington, Del.

Nate Jones, RHP, Chicago White Sox, Butler, Ill.

Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles, San Diego, Calif.

Ian Kinsler, second baseman for the Detroit Tigers, was born in Tucson, Arizona.

Jonathan Lucroy, C, Texas Rangers, Jonathan Lucroy Andrew McCutchen (OF, Pittsburgh Pirates) is from Fort Meade, Florida.

Andrew Miller, left-handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, hails from Gainesville, Calif.

Pat Neshek, right-handed pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Madison, Fla.

Tanner Roark (D.P.P.) is a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Nationals who is from Wilmington, Georgia.

David Robertson is a right-handed pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.

Marcus Stroman, right-handed pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, hails from Medford, Calif.

Louis Cardinals, Dunkirk, N.Y.



Happ, left-handed pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, was born in Tennessee.


There are three Miami Marlins players on the Team USA roster, which puts them in first place among all Major League clubs.

Team USA’s management team is led by General Manager Joe Torre and Field Manager Jim Leyland.

Swimming in Pool C at Marlins Park in Miami, the USA Baseball World Baseball Classic squad will play its first-round games against teams from across the world.

At 6:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, March 10, the United States will face Colombia, followed by matches against the reigning champion Dominican Republic on March 11 and Canada on March 12.

World Baseball Classic: Schedule, scores, highlights, and more

With the United States coming out on top of the 16-team field and winning the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the biggest international baseball competition on the planet was completed in 17 days of excitement. It was Team USA’s first World Baseball Classic triumph, and they had to go through quite a harrowing process to get there. First, they had to overcome the reigning champion Dominican Republic in an elimination game in order to go through the second round. The United States then overcame the previously unbeaten Japan in the quarterfinals before defeating the previously undefeated Puerto Rico in the championship game to claim the title.

Japan, the WBC champion in 2006 and 2009 and a semifinalist in 2013, went unbeaten through the first two rounds of the World Baseball Classic in Tokyo, becoming the first team to reach the semifinals of all four World Baseball Classics.

Puerto Rico suffered its second consecutive loss in the World Baseball Classic championship game, falling to the Dominican Republic in the previous year’s final.


During the first round, the 16 teams were divided into four groups of four teams each, with first-round games taking place in cities such as Seoul, South Korea; Japan; Jalisco, Mexico; and Miami, Florida. The first round will be played in a round robin style, with the top two teams from each pool progressing to the second round of competition. The second round consisted of two pools in Tokyo and San Diego, the latter of which was held at Petco Stadium. The second round will again be played in a round robin style, with the top two teams from each pool progressing to the third round of play.


Korea, Chinese Taipei, the Netherlands, and Israel are in Pool A. The Gocheok Sky Dome is located in Seoul, South Korea. Pool B includes the countries of Japan, Cuba, China, and Australia. Tokyo Dome is located in Tokyo, Japan. Pool C consists of the United States, the Dominican Republic, Canada, and Colombia. MarlinsPark is located in Miami, Florida. Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Italy are in Pool D. Chharros de Jalisco Baseball Stadium is located in Jalisco, Mexico.

Second round

Pool E consists of Israel, the Netherlands, Japan, and Cuba. The Tokyo Dome is located in Tokyo. Japan Dominican Republic, United States, Puerto Rico and Venezuela are included in Pool F. Petco Park is located in San Diego, California.

Championship round

Israel, the Netherlands, Japan, and Cuba are in Pool E.

Japanese capital Tokyo’s Tokyo Dome Japan Dominican Republic, United States, Puerto Rico and Venezuela are in Pool F. San Diego, California’s Petco Park is a popular destination for sports enthusiasts and families alike.

Television, radioonline coverage

Every game will be aired on MLB Network and streamed live online on MLB Network, with television provider authentication, as well as on mobile devices. Games will be broadcast in Spanish on ESPN Deportes, and they will also be accessible for internet streaming on WatchESPN.com. Aside from that, ESPN Deportes Radio will broadcast 31 games in Spanish, while ESPN Radio will broadcast the semifinals and championship game in English.


All timings are Eastern Standard Time.

Monday, March 6

Korea is defeated by Israel, 2-1. (10) Israel defeats Chinese Taipei 15-7 in the World Cup.

Tuesday, March 7

Korea is defeated by the Netherlands, 5-0. Japan wins 11-6 over Cuba. Cuba wins 6-0 over China.

Wednesday, March 8

6-5 victory for the Netherlands over Chinese Tapei Japan defeats Australia 4-1 at the World Cup. Israel defeats the Netherlands 4-2 in the World Cup.

Thursday, March 9

Korea defeats the Chinese 11:08 a.m. Taipei Australia defeats China by a score of 11-0 Canada is defeated 9-2 by the Dominican Republic. Italy defeats Mexico 10-9 in the World Cup. Australia is defeated by Cuba, 4-3.

Friday, March 10

Japan wins 7-1 over China. Colombia is defeated by the United States, 3-2. (10 innings) Venezuela is defeated by Puerto Rico. a score of 11-0 (7 innings)

Saturday, March 11

Colombia defeats Canada 4-1 at the World Cup. Venezuela defeats Italy by a score of 11-10. (10 innings) Seven-five-point victory for Dominican Republic over the United States. Mexico is defeated 9-4 by Puerto Rico. Israel wins 4-1 over Cuba.

Sunday, March 12

Japan wins 8-6 over the Netherlands (11 innings) Colombia were defeated 10-3 by the Dominican Republic. Italy is defeated 9-3 by Puerto Rico. Canada is defeated 8-0 by the United States. Venezuela were defeated by Mexico, 11-9.

Monday, March 13

Israel is defeated 12-2 by the Netherlands. Venezuela defeats Italy 4-3 at the World Cup.

Tuesday, March 14

Japan defeats Cuba 8-5 in the World Cup. The United States of America defeated the Dominican Republic 3-1. The Netherlands defeated Cuba 14-1.

Wednesday, March 15

Japan defeats Israel by a score of 8-3. Venezuela is defeated 4-2 by the United States.

Thursday, March 16

Venezuela were defeated by the Dominican Republic, 3-0.

Friday, March 17

Puerto Rico def. United States, 6-5

Saturday, March 18

Venezuela were defeated by Puerto Rico, 13-2. In a 6-3 victory over Dominican Republic, the United States

Monday, March 20

The United States defeats the Netherlands, 4-3. (11 innings)

Tuesday, March 21

Japan is defeated by the United States, 2-1.

Wednesday, March 22

The United States defeated Puerto Rico 8-0 in the championship game.

How to watch Friday’s World Baseball Classic action

Last night, the Dominican Republic returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Team Venezuela in a friendly match. Alex Colome threw a shutout inning for the D.R., allowing only one hit while striking out two batters in the process. The Dominican Republic’s home runs came from Gregory Polanco and Nelson Cruz, while Robinson Cano had a multi-hit performance. Miguel Cabrera was forced to abandon the game for Team Venezuela due to back discomfort he was experiencing. Jose Alvarado, a Rays pitching prospect who was pitching for Team Venezuela, also recorded an out in the game.

United States vs. Puerto Rico

Time: 10 p.m.

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Second Round

3/11 CUBA – 1 ISRAEL – 4 TOKYO
3/14 CUBA – 5 JAPAN – 8 TOKYO


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The top two teams from Pool F will proceed to the Semi-Finals, where they will face off against the teams from Japan and the Netherlands, respectively. While the top team from Pool F will play against the Netherlands, the runner-up will take on Japan. The Semi-Finals and Finals will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles from March 20th to March 22nd, with the games taking place on the 20th and 22nd. Those days will see one game played, with the two Semi-Final games taking place on the 20th and 21st, and the winners advancing to the Finals on the 22nd, when they will face each other to conclude the tournament.

Globe swatters: 63 All-Stars in WBC ’17

The rosters have been finalized. The baseball world is ready for another World Series to take place. It was announced Wednesday evening on MLB.com and MLB Network that the 16 teams that will compete for the World Baseball Classic title will be revealed. This year’s Classic will feature some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball, including Jose Cabrera (Venezuela), Nolan Arenado (United States), Robinson Cano (Dominican Republic), Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico), and many, many more. In all, 63 past All-Stars will compete in the competition, with 25 of them representing the 2016 season.

  • The 2017 World Baseball Classic will be held in the United States.
  • In the second round, four teams will advance to the semifinals, which will take place on March 20-21 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and the championship game on March 22 at the same location.
  • “But I’m optimistic about our possibilities as well.
  • Every game, you hear the national anthem, and it becomes ordinary while you’re playing baseball,” Arenado explained.
  • The World Baseball Classic will take place from March 6 to 22.
  • Members of the MLB.TV Premium subscription service in the United States will be able to watch every tournament game live on any of the streaming service’s 400-plus compatible devices.
  • Get tickets for games at Marlins Park, Tokyo Dome, Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Estadio Charros de Jalisco in Mexico, Petco Park, and Dodger Stadium, as well as complete coverage – including schedules, video, stats, and gear – at WorldBaseballClassic.com.

The Tigers will have the most players representing six different nations in the World Baseball Classic, making them the most strongly represented Major League team in the tournament.

Meanwhile, a minor rule adjustment is likely to bring excitement and drama to the 2017 World Baseball Classic, which will take place in the Dominican Republic.

At the beginning of each of the following two rounds, those “active” DPs can be replaced by another DP, but only by another DP.

As an example, Team USA’s Danny Duffy and Tanner Roark are the active defensive players for the first round of pool play, and they can be replaced on the roster before the second round or the championship round, but only by one of the team’s other defensive players (see below).

Here’s a primer for each of the teams who will compete in the first round: POOL The AGocheok Sky Dome will be open from March 6-10 in Seoul, South Korea.

The star of this club is former major league pitcherChien-Ming Wang, who has achieved legendary status among his countrymen as a result of his illustrious MLB career, which he spent largely with the New York Yankees.

More on Israel: For many players of Jewish lineage with Major League affiliations, the opportunity to represent a nation as well as an ancestry was too much to pass up.

Jason Marquis, Samuel Fuld, and Nate Freiman are among the other players on the team’s roster.

The 2013 squad was eliminated in the semifinals and finished fourth in the tournament overall.

More South Korea: The Koreans were ousted in the first round of the 2013 Classic and will be hoping to do better on their own ground this time around.

That player is: Cardinals are inching closer to a victory.

More POOL The Tokyo Dome will be open from March 7-11.

On the roster, longtime manager Jon Deeble has a slew of players with Major League experience, including several who are currently playing, such as Oakland reliever Jonathan Holder.

Travis Blackley and Ryan Rowland-Smith are outfielders with the Minnesota Twins.

Peter Moylanand is the starting pitcher.

More China: Former major league skipper and veteran Major League Baseball coach John McLaren is in charge of a squad from a country where baseball is still a relatively new sport.

More Cuba: Team Cuba, a perennial contender for the championship, finished with a 4-2 record in the 2013 Classic and was eliminated in the second round.

However, the Serie Nacional de Beisbol, Cuba’s top professional league, continues to produce a plethora of talent, making them as dangerous as ever.

Despite the fact that MLB fans will know Astros outfielder Norichika Aoki, the Japanese National Baseball League players will dominate the field this time around.

Canada:Former major league catcher Ernie Whitt is back in the dugout for a Canadian team that is always competitive and as fiery to watch.

Former major league pitchers Eric Gagne and Ryan Dempster, both of whom have retired from the game, will be on hand to dust off their gloves and go back on the mound.

The White Sox’s starting pitcher Jose Quintana and the Braves’ starting pitcher The Colombians are led by Julio Teheran, who provides a strong one-two rotation punch, and the roster also contains well-known players like as Antonio Callaspo, Ernesto Frieri, Dilson Herrera, and Giovanny Urshela, among others.

Are you looking for power?

Cano, Nelson Cruz, Carlos Santana, Jose Bautista, Manny Machado, and Hanley Ramirez are among the players to watch.

Here are Starling Marte, Jose Reyes, Gregory Polanco, and Jonathan Villar in their respective roles.

What do you think of Johnny Cueto, Carlos Martinez, Bartolo Colon, Ivan Nova, Luis Severino, and Edinson Volquez as possible starters?

Dellin Betances, Jeurys Familia, Santiago Casilla, and Fernando Rodney are just a few of the names on the list.

More United States: Although the Americans have yet to win a game in this tournament, their 2017 manager, Jim Leyland, must be pleased with the resources at his fingertips.

Among the sluggers who will contribute to a well-rounded major league offense are Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, Giancarlo Stanton, Adam Jones, Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen.

With Chris Archer, Sonny Gray, Tanner Roark, J.A.

And the bullpen is loaded with talent, with Andrew Miller serving as the centerpiece of a group that will also include Sam Dyson, Luke Gregerson, Brett Cecil, and Nate Jones, among others.

Italy: At the 2013 Classic, Team Italia produced a thrilling and unexpected run all the way to the second round.

More It will be important for Puerto Rico, which was just named Caribbean Series winners, to secure another significant tournament triumph, and they have some genuine Major League strength on their squad.

Francisco Lindor (Cleveland) and Javier Baez (Cubs), as well as Mariners closer Francisco Rodriguez Edwin Diaz and Edwin Diaz are both versatile outfielders. Angel Pagan, Enrique Hernandez, and a few more Eddie Rosario (More Information)

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