The World Baseball Classic began on Monday for four teams in Pool A, with games taking place in Seoul between Netherlands, Israel, Chinese Taipei and Korea. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent six players to join their teams this week. All of those players took part in exhibition games over the last two days. Below you'll find the results from those games, plus the upcoming schedule.
Team Dominican Republic took on the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday and both Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte played the entire games at their new position. Polanco went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, while Marte gave his team a temporary lead in the top of the ninth with an RBI grounder. Team Dominican lost in the ninth inning on a walk-off wild pitch.
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