On Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic, Team USA took on the Dominican Republic in a win or go home game. That meant that two Pittsburgh Pirates were going to move on to the finals, while two others would return to the Pirates. The starting lineups had the entire starting outfield for the Pirates, with Andrew McCutchen playing right field and batting sixth on one side. On the other side, Starling Marte was in center field and batting sixth, while Gregory Polanco was in left field and batting eighth.
The Dominican Republic took an early 2-0 lead in this game, almost knocking out starting pitcher Danny Duffy in the first inning. USA tied the score in the third, moved ahead on a two-run homer by Giancarlo Stanton in the fourth, then expanded the lead in the eighth, winning 6-3.
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