What to Expect from 2nd Round of the World Baseball Classic: Pool 2

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What to Expect from 2nd Round of the World Baseball Classic: Pool 2
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Robinson Cano has been lights out in the Classic.

The World Baseball Classic is off to an entertaining start. We saw late-game heroics, a bench-clearing brawl and plenty of runs in the first round.

A powerful Venezuelan team was eliminated, as was Mexico.

The Netherlands have seen surprising success. After a lopsided defeat at the hands of Japan, 16-4, the Dutch have reached the Championship Round with a 7-6 victory over Cuba.

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth before former Braves great Andruw Jones scored the winning run on a walk-off sacrifice fly.

Japan, with two wins already in the second round, has also advanced to the Championship Round. 

This sets the table for Pool 2, which starts at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Here’s what you can expect from each team.

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