Dominican Republic vs. Netherlands: World Baseball Classic Live Score, Analysis
It was a matchup of pitching in the second semifinal between the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic.
In the end, the Dominicans scored four runs in the fifth inning to take a 4-1 win and advance to play Puerto Rico in the finals on Tuesday.
Moises Sierra came up big for the Dominicans as he caught a ball headed into the stands in the first inning and drove in two runs in the fifth. All that after not originally being in the starting lineup.
Puerto Rico now gets a third shot at the Dominicans this WBC. Both times before, they lost.
Will the championship game be any different?
Overall it was a great pitching game from both teams.
Just too many mistakes in one inning for the Netherlands.
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Schoop strikes out to end the game.
It was announced Samuel Deduno would be the starter in tomorrow's title game if the Dominicans hold on.
A strikeout for the second out.
Jones pops out.
The Netherlands down to two outs.
Jones, Smith, Schoop up next.
We head to the ninth.
Time to get the rally caps on!
Andrelton Simmons boots the ball, hustles to the ball and throws a strike to first base to get Nelson Cruz.
I'm glad he's a Brave.
Just so people know what's on the line:
If the Dominican Republic beats the Kingdom of the Netherlands tonight & PR tomorrow, they will be the 1st team to run the table in the WBC.— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) March 19, 2013
Ramirez grounds out to shortstop for the first out of the inning.
Groundout ends the inning.
This one is almost over.
I can see what they mean by you don't walk your way off the island.
Two quick outs in the eighth...man this one is going by fast.
Flyout ends the inning.
The Dutch have six outs to go.
Profar makes a good bare-handed pickup and then throws wild.
Andrelton Simmons was right behind him and had a better play on the ball.
Reyes tied up for the strikeout.
De Aza grounds out to short.
A walk with two outs, but a strikeout three pitches later moves us to the bottom of the seventh.
Schoop grounds out for the second out.
The Dutch players are swinging early and often.
Strikeout for the first out.
After a long battle, we move onto the seventh inning.
Another flyout to right for the second out.
Fly out for the first out of the inning.
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