World Baseball Classic highlights: Group play wraps with Pool C, Pool D

Group play within the 2023 my World Baseball Classic involves a detailed Wednesday with a pair of video games in each Pool C and D.

Up first, Pool D group play took heart stage, as Venezuela took on Israel within the day’s first sport.

Later, Pool C was in motion when Mexico confronted Canada, adopted by Puerto Rico battling the Dominican Republic within the second Pool D sport. The United States and Colombia shut issues out now for Pool C.

Group play for Pool A, which occurred in Taichung, Taiwan, wrapped Sunday, with Cuba and Italy advancing to the quarterfinals. Elsewhere, in Tokyo, group play for Pool B wrapped earlier Monday, with Japan and Australia advancing.

The WBC started March 7 and can finish on March 21 with the championship sport (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET, FS1) in Florida. Quarterfinal video games will happen March 15-18, adopted by the semifinals from March 19-20. 

Games are airing throughout FOX, FS1, FS2 and can be found to stream on the FOX Sports app. View the complete schedule right here.

Here are the highest performs!

United States vs. Colombia (Pool C) 10 p.m. ET, FS1


Mike Trout could also be over a decade into his profession, however the man nonetheless will get it executed at an elite degree. One of the best to do it kicked issues off for the U.S. with a trademark triple.

FINAL: Puerto Rico 5, Dominican Republic 2 (Pool D) 

Wheelin’ and dealin’

Dominican Republic beginning pitcher Johnny Cueto had the Miami crowd completely rockin’ after a clean 1-2-3 inning to start out issues off.

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Outta right here!

After two scoreless innings, Christian Vazquez put Puerto Rico up 1-0 with a mammoth homer within the third.


The Puerto Rican squad saved rolling from there, as Francisco Lindor slapped in a run with a troublesome liner to place it up 2-0.

Bye-bye ball

Juan Soto’s obtained a penchant for giant flies, and this actually was a huge fly. His solo shot helped The Dominican Republic get on the board within the backside of the third.

Fly Lindy fly!

We knew Francisco Lindor might run. But we did not know his wheels moved fairly like this. The smilin’ Puerto Rican made the journey across the bases the arduous solution to lengthen P.R.’s lead.

Enter Edwin

In the underside of the ninth, Timmy Trumpet sounded off, and Edwin Diaz got here strolling onto the sphere to shut it out … 

… and as he typically does. he delivered, stumping The D.R. with a stellar show of mound work to seal Puerto Rico’s win, and assist them advance to the quarterfinal.

Diaz injured

But throughout his celebration, Diaz went down with an damage and needed to be assisted by medical personnel. The emotional second introduced his brother Alexis to tears.

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