2017 World Baseball Classic championship – Wikipedia
|Dodger Stadium,Los Angeles|
|Date||March 17, 2017|
- Joe Maddon, the Cubs’ manager, stated that believing in such nonsense would “keep you stuck in your ways for a very long time.” “Tradition is something I adore. ” Tradition, I believe, is worth the mental effort it takes to maintain it, and it is also worth upholding it. “Curses and superstitions, on the other hand, are illegal.” The Cubs didn’t so much win as they did survive their game against the Indians on Wednesday night. An extra historical benefit came with the heart-stopping conclusion to the series — and the 108-year wait. Because of their comeback, the Cubs became the first club since Kansas City did it in 1985 to rebound from a three-games-to-one World Series deficit, and the first since Pittsburgh in 1979 to do so on the road. Yet, in this showdown of two long-suffering clubs, the Indians’ woes will continue for a longer period of time. Since 1948, the Indians have failed to win a World Series, and the excruciating manner in which they suffered the defeat, with three consecutive losses, will put them at the top of a list that had previously been topped by the 1997 World Series, in which the Indians surrendered a ninth-inning lead and ultimately the Series to the Florida Marlins. Image Associated Press photographer Matt Slocum contributed to this report. Lockers were wrapped in plastic and champagne was prepared for the Indians as they retired to their clubhouse for the rain-delayed game. In the words of Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona, “it’s going to hurt.” The game, he added, was “amazing.” “It stings because we care about them, but they must go with their heads held high since they left nothing on the field,” the coach said. And that is the extent of the tasks we assign them. Until there was nothing else to try,” they said. The Indians had overcome adversity all season — their 24th-highest payroll in baseball had been depleted by injuries to outfielder Michael Brantley, pitchers Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco, and the absence of two players due to drug suspensions — and they battled uphill the entire night, never taking the lead on the night before. With their victory, the Cubs defeated two of the most powerful pitchers in this postseason — the Indians’ ace, Corey Kluber, and their versatile reliever, Andrew Miller — who combined to surrender more runs on Wednesday than they had allowed all season. In the aftermath of Davis’ home run, they had to rally. Charlie Riedel/The Associated Press provided the image for this article. The roller coaster of a game took place in an unusually neutral setting, with a large number of the Cubs’ enthusiastic and well-heeled supporters making their way into Wrigley Field. The 38,104-strong crowd was evenly divided, and the two sets of fans alternated full-throated roars throughout the evening, robbing the atmosphere of any lulls in the proceedings. No matter how much time passed during the 17-minute rain delay, they maintained their positive attitude. Those in attendance were the latest to watch the Cubs, who won 103 games during the regular season — the most in baseball — demonstrate their tenacity in the postseason. It took them until the ninth inning to come back from a four-run deficit to eliminate San Francisco, who had won its previous ten elimination games. The Los Angeles Dodgers were shut out for 21 innings in the National League Championship Series, but they came back to win three straight, including a game seven victory over Clayton Kershaw. It was Rizzo who brought a smile to the Cubs’ faces on Sunday when they knew they would have to win three games in a row. While partially clothed, he arranged for the “Rocky” movies to be shown on all of he clubhouse’s screens, and then shadowboxed about the room in his underwear. It was Rizzo’s message that the Series would go the distance. In Zobrist’s words, “it seemed like a heavyweight bout.” All of the players are going head-to-head, and they’re giving all they’ve got.” Similarly, the Indians never gave up, and I can’t believe that we’re here standing, after 108 years, and finally able to raise the trophy.” During the ninth inning rain delay, Jason Heyward called a player conference in the weight room, which was attended by the whole team. He urged everyone to put the events of the previous day behind them and to focus on finding a way to win. It surprised Montgomery that everyone was so enthused. “I didn’t anticipate that,” he remarked. The frustration, self-doubt, and dissatisfaction were all predicted, and they were.” When we had three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and two outs, it was game over for us. When I look around, everyone is saying, ‘We got this,'” I remember thinking. When the tarp was lifted from the field, Kyle Schwarber led off the 10th inning with a single to right field off reliever Bryan Shaw, and Albert Almora came in to pinch-run for Schwarber. Daniel Bryant hit a deep fly ball to center field that was caught by Davis on the warning track. Bryant had already homered in each of the previous two games. As long as it went far enough, Almora was able to catch up and claim second place. When Rizzo didn’t respond, Shaw purposefully moved away from him. In the second inning, Zobrist sliced a two-strike pitch into the left-field corner, scoring Almora and moving Rizzo to third base. Normally composed, Zobrist yelled and pounded his hands as he raced to second base before the throw was made. Addison Russell was deliberately walked to start the inning, and Montero followed it up with a single to bring in Rizzo. As a result of the runs, Chapman was relieved of his responsibility, despite having recorded the final eight outs and throwing 42 pitches to keep the Cubs in the game. Despite the fact that he came in to relieve Jon Lester in the eighth and had two outs, it was clear that he had exhausted himself. Before Davis hit his two-run homer, he let up a run-scoring double to Brandon Guyer. Despite a strong showing by Dexter Fowler and Javier Baez, the Cubs were unable to hold on to their commanding advantage. David Ross, the Cubs’ ageing catcher, had announced his retirement after the game. It was not so with the drama.
- 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)|
|Time of game||6:21 p.m.PDT|
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.
Puerto Rico’s Carlos Correa blasted a solo home run in the first inning of their game against the Netherlands.
|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.
|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
|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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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
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
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
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
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
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|
When it’s essential, enter into the game.
Pool F Round Robin Standings
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|
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.
At the event, some of the most talented players from Major League Baseball attended, including MVP winners Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey, Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez, and up-and-coming players like as Jose Altuve, Nolan Arenado, Francisco Lindor, and Manny Machado.
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.
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.
Japan, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, and the United States will compete in the semifinals and championship game. Dodger Stadium is located in the city of Los Angeles, California.
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.
NBC Sports Network and MLB Network will broadcast every game, which will also be available online on MLB Network, with television provider authentication, in addition to being shown on television. Games will be broadcast in Spanish on ESPN Deportes, and they will also be accessible for internet streaming on WatchESPN. Aside from that, ESPN Deportes Radio will broadcast 31 games in Spanish, while ESPN Radio will cover the semifinals and finals in English, as well.
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
Israelis are defeated by the Netherlands 12-2. Italia is defeated by Venezuela, 4-3.
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
The United States were defeated by Puerto Rico, 6-5.
Saturday, March 18
Sixteenth-ranked Puerto Rico defeats 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
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|3/11||CUBA – 1||ISRAEL – 4||TOKYO|
|3/12||JAPAN – 8||NETHERLANDS – 6||TOKYO|
|3/13||NETHERLANDS – 12||ISRAEL – 2||TOKYO|
|3/14||CUBA – 5||JAPAN – 8||TOKYO|
|3/14||NETHERLANDS – 14||CUBA – 1||TOKYO|
|3/15||ISRAEL – 3||JAPAN – 8||TOKYO|
WBC POOL E STANDINGS
|1||JAPAN – ADVANCED||3|
|2||NETHERLANDS – ADVANCED||2||1|
WBC POOL F SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
|3/14||DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – 1||vs.||PUERTO RICO – 3||PETCO PARK|
|3/15||VENEZUELA – 2||vs.||UNITED STATES – 4||PETCO PARK|
|3/16||VENEZUELA – 0||vs.||DOMINCAN REPUBLIC – 3||PETCO PARK|
|3/17||UNITED STATES||vs.||PUERTO RICO||10:00 PM||PETCO PARK|
|3/18||PUERTO RICO||vs.||VENEZUELA||3:30 PM||PETCO PARK|
|3/18||UNITED STATES||vs.||DOMINCAN REPUBLIC||10:00 PM||PETCO PARK|
|3/19||TBD||vs.||TBD||6:00 PM||PETCO PARK|
WBC POOL F STANDINGS
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.
World Baseball Classic Schedule 2017: Dates, Times, Locations, TV Info and More
Photograph courtesy of Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Starting on Monday, March 6, Israel will take on Korea in the first game of Pool Play in the World Baseball Classic. The competition will last 16 days and include 16 teams from four different countries. If you’re a baseball fan who can’t wait until the start of the MLB season on Sunday, April 2, you can check in to MLB Network and ESPN Deportes, which will broadcast every single World Baseball Classic game in its entirety. Here is a glance at the World Baseball Classic schedule, as well as some brief rundowns of the teams and some predictions.
|1||Israel vs. Korea||Monday, March 6||4:30 a.m.|
|2||Israel vs. Chinese Taipei||Monday, March 6||10 p.m.|
|3||Korea vs. Netherlands||Tuesday, March 7||4:30 a.m.|
|4||Chinese Taipei vs. Netherlands||Wednesday, March 8||4:30 a.m.|
|5||Netherlands vs. Israel||Wednesday, March 8||10 p.m.|
|6||Korea vs. Chinese Taipei||Thursday, March 9||4:30 a.m.|
|7||Tiebreaker (if necessary)||Friday, March 10||4 a.m.|
The Netherlands boasts the highest concentration of Major League Baseball talent of any club in this category. They have five MLB infielders: Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar, Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim shortstop Andrelton Simmons. They also have five MLB outfielders: Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, Texas As a result, the Netherlands will have to find a way to accommodate all of its middle infielders.
But the closer position isn’t up for dispute, thanks to Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen, who now has the post in lockdown. Neither the Netherlands nor Korea will be eliminated from this pool despite the loud support they will get. Tokyo is in Pool B.
|1||Cuba vs. Japan||Tuesday, March 7||5 a.m.|
|2||China vs. Cuba||Tuesday, March 7||10 p.m.|
|3||Japan vs. Australia||Wednesday, March 8||5 a.m.|
|4||Australia vs. China||Thursday, March 9||5 a.m.|
|5||Australia vs. Cuba||Thursday, March 9||10 p.m.|
|6||China vs. Japan||Friday, March 10||5 a.m.|
|7||Tiebreaker (if necessary)||Saturday, March 11||5 a.m.|
From among the teams in this group, the Netherlands possesses the most MLB talent. Infielders: Xander Bogaerts of the Boston Red Sox, Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees, Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar, Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim shortstop Andrelton Simmons. They have five players in the Major League Baseball: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees, Rangers infielder Jurick As a result, the Netherlands will have to find a way to accommodate all of its middle infielders.
With the support of its rowdy supporters, the Netherlands and Korea will make it through this pool as well.
|1||Canada vs. Dominican Republic||Thursday, March 9||9 p.m.|
|2||Colombia vs. United States||Friday, March 10||9 p.m.|
|3||Colombia vs. Canada||Saturday, March 11||3 p.m.|
|4||United States vs. Dominican Republic||Saturday, March 11||9:30 p.m.|
|5||Dominican Republic vs. Colombia||Sunday, March 12||3:30 p.m.|
|6||Canada vs. United States||Sunday, March 12||10 p.m.|
|7||Tiebreaker (if necessary)||Monday, March 13||9 p.m.|
The favorites in this group are more obvious, with the Dominican Republic and the United States both expected to move from this pool with relative ease. Aside from the defending World Baseball Classic winner, the Dominican Republic is the most well-rounded (and hence the best) squad in the whole competition. If it doesn’t win, it will be a significant upset in the sports world. Doug Miller of the Major League Baseball team is seen here. Take a look at how fantastic this group is: Are you looking for power?
- What about speed and defense?
- When do you want to start pitching?
- Wow, is the best way to describe it.
- Nonetheless, the United States (or any other team) will be unable to match with the Dominican Republic’s overall balance in the World Baseball Classic.
- Jalisco is in Pool D.
|1||Mexico vs. Italy||Thursday, March 9||9 p.m.|
|2||Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico||Friday, March 10||9 p.m.|
|3||Venezuela vs. Italy||Saturday, March 11||3 p.m.|
|4||Puerto Rico vs. Mexico||Saturday, March 11||9:30 p.m.|
|5||Italy vs. Puerto Rico||Sunday, March 12||3:30 p.m.|
|6||Mexico vs. Venezuela||Sunday, March 12||10 p.m.|
|7||Tiebreaker (if necessary)||Monday, March 13||9 p.m.|
This is by far the greatest pool in the whole competition. Italy, who is expected to finish last, advanced to the second round of the 2013 World Boxing Championship, so supporters shouldn’t write them off just yet. The other three countries, on the other hand, will be difficult to beat in what is unquestionably the WBC’s Group of Death. Mexico’s pitching staff would be among the greatest in the Major League Baseball. Miller’s words, once more: Julio Urias, Yovani Gallardo, Jaime Garcia, Marco Estrada, and Jorge De La Rosa are among the starting pitchers, with the bullpen including Roberto Osuna, Oliver Perez, Joakim Soria, Sergio Romo, and Carlos Torres rounding out the rotation.
With all due respect to the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands, Puerto Rico has the best middle infield in the entire tournament, as future MVP candidates — Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor — will almost certainly get opportunities to play in the middle infield.
Puerto Rico also features two outstanding veterans in the form of outfielder Carlos Beltran and catcher Yadier Molina who will serve as the team’s leadership.
However, Venezuela and Mexico have the finest pitching staffs, so anticipate it to be the deciding factor in whether or not those two countries advance to the next round. Tokyo is in Pool E.
|1||Pool A winner vs. Pool B runner-up||Saturday, March 11||10 p.m.|
|2||Pool B winner vs. Pool A runner-up||Sunday, March 12||6 a.m.|
|3||Pool A runner-up vs. Pool A winner||Monday, March 13||6 a.m.|
|4||Pool B runner-up vs. Pool B winner||Tuesday, March 14||6 a.m.|
|5||Pool A runner-up vs. Pool B runner-up||Tuesday, March 14||11 p.m.|
|6||Pool A winner vs. Pool B winner||Wednesday, March 15||6 a.m.|
|7||Tiebreaker (if necessary)||Thursday, March 16||6 a.m.|
This is by far the greatest pool in the whole championship. Although Italy is expected to come last, the team made it to the second round of the 2013 World Boxing Championship, so supporters shouldn’t write them off completely. It will be difficult for the rest of the countries to overcome them in what is undoubtedly the World Boxing Championship’s “Group of Death.” In the Major League Baseball, Mexico’s pitching staff would be considered among the greatest in the world. Miller’s words, once more.
- The team’s starting pitchers and bullpen members were all members of the starting rotation or bullpen the previous season.
- Also in the running is Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, who excelled with his glove during the MLB playoffs.
- Finally, Venezuela boasts a plethora of major-league talent, headlined by Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, and Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez.
- Tokio (Pool E):
|1||Pool C winner vs. Pool D winner||Tuesday, March 14||9 p.m.|
|2||Pool C runner-up vs. Pool D runner-up||Wednesday, March 15||9 p.m.|
|3||Pool D runner-up vs. Pool C winner||Thursday, March 16||10 p.m.|
|4||Pool C runner-up vs. Pool D winner||Friday, March 17||10 p.m.|
|5||Pool D winner vs. Pool D runner-up||Saturday, March 18||3:30 p.m.|
|6||Pool C runner-up vs. Pool C winner||Saturday, March 18||10 p.m.|
|7||Tiebreaker (if necessary)||Sunday, March 19||6 p.m.|
All four teams in this group will be elite performers, and it will be comprised of the best four teams still standing in the field. This group is so well-balanced that it should, in all honesty, be a championship round-robin competition. Unfortunately, two teams will have to depart early from the game. In the Dominican Republic, it’s difficult to choose against a squad that checks off practically every single box a baseball team needs to win games. Venezuela and the United States are neck-and-neck for the second-place finish, with Venezuela taking the honors.
When comparing the depth of each starting rotation, Venezuela has the better ace in Hernandez (though not by a significant margin over Archer), but the United States has a deeper rotation, which includes Toronto Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman, Kansas City Royals starter Danny Duffy, and other notable players.
Finals will be held in Los Angeles.
|WBC Semifinals||Pool F winner vs. Pool E runner-up||Monday, March 20||9 p.m.|
|WBC Semifinals||Pool F runner-up vs. Pool E winner||Tuesday, March 21||9 p.m.|
|WBC Finals||Semifinal winner vs. semifinal winner||Wednesday, March 22||9 p.m.|
The Dominican Republic and the United States will proceed to the World Boxing Championship finals after defeating Japan and the Netherlands, respectively. As soon as they arrive, the Dominican Republic will demonstrate that they are just too powerful for the United States.
It just possesses much too much power and speed for any team participating in this competition. Information about the roster may be found at mlb.com. World Baseball Classic schedule information may be found at worldbaseballclassic.com.
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.
- Japan is a two-time World Boxing Championship champion.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Robinson Canóhomered in the very next at-bat, though, to make it a 4-3 game in the process.
- 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.
- 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.
- It was the seventh inning that dealt the biggest blow, as Puerto Rico turned a 5-2 deficit into a 10-2.
- 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.
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United States vs. Japan
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Second Round Recap
|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|
WBC Pool E Schedule and Results
|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|
|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|