Published: Tue, March 14, 2017
Health Care | By Kelly Miles

Surviving Colombia gives United States of America breathing room for DR showdown

Surviving Colombia gives United States of America breathing room for DR showdown

To find out how to watch the Canada vs. USA World Baseball Classic Pool C finale, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article.

In the night game, T.J. Rivera belted a two-run home run in the seventh inning as Puerto Rico cruised to an 11-0 mercy-rule victory over Venezuela in just seven innings at the Estadio Charros de Jalisco in Zapopan, Mexico.

While the US team did without the quartet of hitters who swept the past four MVP awards (Mike Trout and Kris Bryant in 2016, Josh Donaldson and Bryce Harper in 2015) - all of whom declined invitations to join Team USA - the Dominican lineup was a murderers' row packed with a former batting champ (Jose Reyes), home run champs (Cruz, Jose Bautista, Adrian Beltre) and mere All-Stars.

Unfortunately, for fans of the Washington Nationals at least, there is no Daniel Murphy in the lineup for the second straight night after he went 0 for 4 in the USA's WBC game this past Friday night.

Meanwhile, Marcus Stroman was terrific over 4 ⁄3 scoreless innings.

First pitch for the matchup of the top two seeds is set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday. David Robertson relieved Roark in the sixth and limited the damage. Team Canada has already lost to the Dominican Republic and Colombia. The United States will face Canada tomorrow, pretty much needing a win to advance. I came here to compete and came here to win, and I think we're doing the best we can. This is more than anyone can say for Andrew Miller who, after Robertson, came into the eighth inning and blew the game.

In the second inning, the USA had runners on first and second with one out against Albers, who promptly served up a three-run home run to Nolan Arenado.

Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich had two more hits and scored twice, finishing the three games batting.500 for Team USA.

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People will be talking about the ninth inning for a long time. After only two innings of play, the US already had seven runs.

Here's where things got dramatic. Lugo, a right-hander for the New York Mets, struck out three in 5⅓ innings.

However, for a time, it seemed like their very green group of players might engineer their own "Miracle on the Diamond" by beating the mighty United States in their first-ever appearance in the 16-team worldwide tournament. Butera, who is Perez's backup on the Royals, rolled awkwardly to try to avoid the tag and ended up rolling into Perez's knee.

The Venezuelans trailed 5-0 after four innings but stayed alive in the WBC, improving to 1-1 in Group D. Venezuela was eliminated in the first round four years ago.

Shortstop Donovan Solano had a pair of RBI singles and his brother Jhonatan Solano walked in a run. With two runners on base, Arenado crushed the first pitch he saw over the wall in left-center field for his first hit in the World Baseball Classic.

Other notable players include Matt Carpenter (USA), Tyler Clippard (USA), Bartolo Colón (Dominican Republic), Alcides Escobar (Venezuela), Jeurys Familia (Dominican Republic), Freddie Freeman (Canada), Paul Goldschmidt (USA), Adrián González (Mexico), Carlos Gonzalez (Venezuela), Sonny Gray (USA), Eric Hosmer (USA), Kenley Jansen (Netherlands), Adam Jones (USA), Jason Marquis (Israel), Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico), Jose Reyes (Dominican Republic), Hector Santiago (Puerto Rico), Giancarlo Stanton (USA), and Edinson Volquez (Dominican Republic).

Please note that Baez did not flip his bat.

He did it by diving into the bag allowing the game-tying run to score. If he threw some more pitches to get through the four innings, that would be OK.

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