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World Baseball Classic 2017: Dominican Republic Schedule

The Dominican Republic celebrates after defeating Puerto Rico to win the 2013 World Baseball Classic. (Getty)

The Dominican Republic celebrates after defeating Puerto Rico to win the 2013 World Baseball Classic. (Getty)

Along with the United States, the Dominican Republic is a favorite to win the World Baseball Classic once again. The star-studded team won the 2013 World Baseball Classic with a high-powered offense and shut-down pitchers, and it will likely be much of the same this year.

The Dominican Republic comes back the the event with yet another loaded roster, but they will have their work cut out for them in the pool play/round robin first round. The nation is in Pool C of the tournament, which is arguably one of the most competitive groups of nations.

Pool C consists of the Dominican Republic, the United States, Canada and Colombia. The tournament officially begins March 6, but the Dominican Republic will play its first game March 9.

Here’s the entire schedule for the Dominican Republic in the opening round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic:


Dominican Republic Full First Round Schedule

All first-round games in Pool C take place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida.

Canada vs. Dominican Republic
Date: March 9
Time: 6 p.m. EST
TV: MLB Network


USA vs. Dominican Republic
Date: March 11
Time: 6:30 p.m. EST
TV: MLB Network


Canada vs. USA
Date: March 12
Time: 12:30 p.m. EST
TV: MLB Network


The top-two finishers in each pool will move on to the Second Round of games, which take place between March 14-19 for Pool C. The winners and runners-up in Pool C and D will play each other in San Diego, California.

World Baseball Classic 2017: Dominican Republic Roster

The Dominican Republic will aim to win back-to-back World Baseball Classic championships when they take the field starting March 6. See who's on the 2017 team.

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