Both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have run into the Pool D buzzsaw that is Venezuela, which has already clinched first place in Florida. Now, the 2-1 teams must win Wednesday to move on.
Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are playing each other Wednesday night at LoanDepot Stadium in Miami in a “win-and-go-home” situation. Both teams are 2-1, and the winner will advance to 3-1, which will be enough to move on regardless of the result of Venezuela vs. Israel.
Puerto Rico is yet to announce its pitcher, while Johnny Cueto will be on the mound in his new home ballpark for the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic finally lived up to its vaunted expectations Tuesday, defeating Israel 10-0 by mercy after seven innings. Puerto Rico mercied Israel 10-0 after eight innings Monday in its last game.
For the Dominican Republic, Julio Rodríguez, Manny Machado, Rafael Devers, and Juan Soto headline a star-studded lineup. Puerto Rico, meanwhile, is led by the likes of Francisco Lindor, Javier Báez, and Enrique ‘Kiké’ Hernández.
Here’s how to watch Puerto Rico vs. the Dominican Republic in the winner-moves-on game.
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What channel is Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic on today?
- TV Channel: FS1
- Live stream: FoxSports.com, Fox Sports app, fuboTV
Puerto Rico vs. the Dominican Republic will air on FS1.
Cord cutters can enjoy the action on FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports app in addition to fuboTV, which offers a free trial for new subscribers.
Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic start time
- Date: Wednesday, March 15
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
First pitch of Puerto Rico vs. the Dominican Republic is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at LoanDepot Park in Miami. The venue is the home of MLB’s Marlins and the site for all Pool D games.
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Pool D standings
With Venezuela having defeated both of these teams, it has already clinched a quarterfinal spot as the No. 1 seed out of Pool D. The winner of this game will advance to 3-1, which will be good enough for second in Pool D regardless of if Venezuela beats Israel.
* – clinched top seed