MLB World Classic: We Picked Dominican Republic And Puerto Rico On 3/11/2017 We Are For Real Subscribe Now If You Need Elite Picks

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Just what the DR ordered: Epic W vs. USA

A long-awaited showdown between Team USA and Team Dominican Republic began as a fiesta for the Dominican-heavy crowd Saturday night in Miami, then turned quiet as the Americans raced out to a 5-0 lead in the World Baseball Classic. By the end of the eighth inning, however, that fiesta was back at fever pitch. Full Game Coverage Nelson Cruz and Starling Marte each homered off Team USA reliever and 2016 postseason hero Andrew Miller in the bottom of the eighth, part of a four-run frame that completed a wild comeback for the Dominicans. The two blasts -- one to left field and the other to right -- sent the Caribbean fans into a frenzy and spurred the Dominican Republic on to an eventual 7-5 victory that puts the defending champs in line for the top seed in San Diego.

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Francisco Lindor #12 of Puerto Rico celebrates after hits a home run in the top of the first inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool D Game 4 between Puerto Rico and Mexico at Panamericano Stadium on March 11, 2017 in Zapopan And Puerto Rico Beats Mexico 9-4