Shock change’ Dominica R eliminated, group D rivals in the Caribbean.

‘The strongest in the universe’ has sunk.

The Dominican Republic, which was a strong favorite for the championship, was hit by Puerto Rico, the ‘Caribbean rival’.

The Dominican Republic, which attracted major league메이저사이트 superstars such as Juan Soto, Manny Machado, Rafael Devers, and Sandy Alcantara, and was nominated as the number one favorite by sports betting companies, was eliminated in the first round of the WBC. It is the biggest surprise of the tournament.

On the other hand, Puerto Rico recorded 3 wins and 1 loss, and took second place in Group D after Venezuela (4 wins), advancing to the quarterfinals and competing with Mexico for the semifinals. It is the second time since 2009 that the Dominican Republic, which finished third in Group D with 2 wins and 2 losses, failed to make it to the WBC quarterfinals.

Puerto Rico defeated the Dominican Republic 5-2 on the 16th (Korean time) in the WBC Group D match held at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA, thanks to the strength of the batting line and solid defense in the early stages.

Puerto Rico seized the victory by scoring 4 runs on 5 hits in the top of the 3rd inning when it was 0-0. Leading runner Cristian Vázquez hit a solo home run on the left wall to score the first run. He pulled the fastball in the middle of opponent starter Johnny Cueto and flew it over the left wall.

After that, Bimael Masin’s left-handed hit and Martin Maldonado’s surprise bunt hit made the musa first and second baseman Francisco Lindor hit the changed pitcher Brian Abreu with a left-center hit to bring in the devil. In the continued 1st and 2nd base, Maldonado stepped home with Enrique Hernandez’s left-handed hit, and MJ Melendez hit the second baseman’s grounder and even called Lindor.

The Dominican Republic made up for one point at the end of the 3rd inning when lead batter Soto kicked left-hander Giovanni Moran’s 92-mile fastball in the middle and hit a solo shot that went wide over the middle wall. The distance was 448 feet (137 m).

However, Puerto Rico continued the flow by adding a point in the top of the 5th inning. After Lindor hit a heavy hit after one death, center fielder Julio Rodriguez could not handle the one-bound and dug into the home while he missed it. One hit, one error. Second baseman Ketel Marte, who was relaying the ball, missed a ball received from Rodriguez, but this was not recorded as an error.

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