The World Baseball Classic is giving a postseason ambiance in March, and the match noticed perhaps its wildest celebration up to now.
In a win-or-go-home matchup between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, Francisco Lindor put the group on its ft, and most of his teammates out of the dugout, with a Little League inside-the-park dwelling run.
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Puerto Rico’s Lindor roped a single up the center, however the ball was misplayed by heart fielder Julio Rodriguez. Because the ball rolled all the best way to the wall, Lindor kicked right into a a lot larger gear and sprinted all the best way dwelling.
The New York Mets shortstop slid into dwelling plate to attain the run and launched his helmet into oblivion whereas mobbed by his teammates as if it have been a walk-off homer.
The round-tripper put the Puerto Ricans up, 5-1, within the high of the fifth inning.
Lindor rounded the bases in an elite 15.70 – he additionally added an RBI single earlier within the recreation.
The loser of the Pool D matchup heads dwelling whereas the workforce that emerges victorious will stay in Miami for the semifinals in opposition to Mexico, the winner of Pool C.
Venezuela already received Group D, in order that they await the Group C runner-up, which will probably be both USA, Canada or Colombia. USA clinches the spot with a win over Colombia on Wednesday evening, whereas tiebreakers would come into play with a loss.
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The Dominicans are on the verge of elimination regardless of being heavy favorites to win all of it.