The Dominican Republic versus Puerto Rico. That's the finale. La República Dominicana will take its perfect record against Puerto Rico in the final game of Pool 2 in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Want to watch the game, but don't know how? Find out it where you can enjoy the action live for free.
Where to Watch: MLB Network, ESPN Deportes, Sky Mexico, CDN, Noti Uno.
All of these channels will broadcast the game. Sky Mexico y CDN presentaran el juego en español para los fanatícos en la República Dominicana. En Puerto Rico, podran ver el juego televisado por Noti Uno, ESPN Deportes y MLB Network.
The Puerto Rican team is coming off a major win against Team USA where they knocked out the Americans after defeating them 4-3 Friday night. The game went down to the wire as the Puerto Ricans were able to control Team USA's offensive attack missing its biggest contributor, David Wright.
The Americans were rolling in the competition until they met both powerhouses. Prior to their loss to Puerto Rico, they had played the Dominicans and they were also defeated, 3-1, late in that game.
The Dominican team has yet to lose a game in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. They remain the only undefeated team in the WBC this year. Though their offense deserves a lot of credit for never giving up and scoring big runs late in the game, their pitching has been magnificent. So far in the tournament, their ERA is a combined 2.60 through the first five games of the tournament.
Though no direct winners will come out of this matchup, fans can get interesting semifinals matchups. If the Dominicans win, they face the Netherlands, who are the No. 2 team out of Pool 1. This game would be intriguing because the Netherlands eliminated the Dominicans from the World Baseball Classic in 2009, practically embarrassing them.
Whoever loses will face the Japanese, who won Pool 1. It will be interesting to see this matchup because Japan has dominated the WBC tournament, but never faced Puerto Rico nor the Dominican Republic. Both of these countries have birthed hundreds of major leaguers. Can one of these Caribbean nations finall put an end to the Japanese domination of this tournament?
We'll have to find out, but first. Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico at 1 p.m. ET