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WBC 2017: Bracket, Saturday’s schedule, and results

The United States faces a must-win situation on Saturday against the Dominican Republic

World Baseball Classic - Pool F - Game 4 - United States v Puerto Rico Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Puerto Rico pulled off a thrilling 6-5 win over the United States Friday night locking them into the World Baseball Classic semifinals and setting the U.S. up for a do or die situation against the Dominican Republic on Sunday.

A two-run triple by Brandon Crawford in the ninth inning Friday cut Puerto Rico’s lead to just a single run but Edwin Diaz struck out Josh Harrison to end the threat and the game.

Puerto Rico plated four runs in the first inning thanks to six straight hits. The U.S. would battle back however until a two-run error by third baseman Nolan Arenado in the sixth extended Puerto Rico’s lead to 6-3.

Puerto Rico joins Japan and the Netherlands in the WBC semifinals. The final spot will come down to Saturday’s matchup between the United States and the Dominican Republic who are both 1-1 in Pool F play. The Dominican Republic defeated the United States 7-5 in the first meeting between the two clubs.

Pool F schedule for Saturday, March 18

Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela

Location: San Diego

Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

TV: MLB Network

Streaming: MLB.TV

USA vs. Dominican Republic

Location: San Diego

Time: 10:00 p.m. ET

TV: MLB Network

Streaming: MLB.tv

Full World Baseball Classic Schedule, Results and Standings

Second Round

WBC Pool E

Date Team vs. Team Time Venue
Date Team vs. Team Time Venue
March 11 Cuba (1) vs. Israel (4) Tokyo
March 12 Japan (8) vs. Netherlands (6) Tokyo
March 13 Netherlands (12) vs. Israel (2) Tokyo
March 14 Cuba (5) vs. Japan (8) Tokyo
March 14 Netherlands (14) vs. Cuba (1) Tokyo
March 15 Israel (3) vs. Japan (8) Tokyo

Pool E Standings

Rank Team W L Notes
Rank Team W L Notes
1 Japan 3 0 Advanced
2 Netherlands 2 1 Advanced
3 Israel 1 2
4 Cuba 0 3

WBC Pool F

Date Team vs. Team Time Venue
Date Team vs. Team Time Venue
March 14 Dominican Republic (1) vs. Puerto Rico (3) Petco Park
March 15 Venezuela (2) vs. United States (4) Petco Park
March 16 Venezuela (0) vs. Dominican Republic (3) Petco Park
March 17 United States (5) vs. Puerto Rico (6) Petco Park
March 18 Puerto Rico (13) vs. Venezuela (2) Petco Park
March 18 United States (6) vs. Dominican Republic (3) Petco Park

Pool F Standings

Rank Team W L
Rank Team W L
1 Puerto Rico 3 0
2 United States 2 1
3 Dominican Republic 1 2
4 Venezuela 0 3