Saturday was as busy as we get in the World Baseball Classic, with four of the five games including players from the Pirates. The big game was Team USA against the Dominican Republic, which had four Pirates on the rosters, including the entire starting outfield. Three of the Pirates ended up staying on the bench the entire game, but there were a couple big days from the ones who played.
Team USA had a 5-0 lead over the Dominican Republic in the sixth inning, but ended up losing 7-5. Starling Marte was the only Pirate in the starting lineup, playing center field and batting eighth. He missed the opening game with ankle swelling, though you couldn't tell that in this game. He went 3-for-4 with a single, double and a solo home run in the 8th inning (shown below). Team USA won 3-2 on Friday...
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