World Baseball Classic: Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico

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The Dominican Republic was defeated by Puerto Rico, 3-1, in the second round of the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday at Petco Park in San Diego.

Hector Neris #50 of the Dominican Republic stands
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Hector Neris #50 of the Dominican Republic stands on the mound after giving up a solo home run to Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico during the sixth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Puerto Rico's Yadier Molina, center, reacts with teammates
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Puerto Rico's Yadier Molina, center, reacts with teammates after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico hits a
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Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico hits a solo home run during the sixth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

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Welington Castillo #35 of the Dominican Republic reacts
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Welington Castillo #35 of the Dominican Republic reacts after a called strike out during the sixth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico celebrates after
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Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Puerto Rico infielder Francisco Lindor, right, reacts after
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Puerto Rico infielder Francisco Lindor, right, reacts after teammate Yadier Molina, second from right, hit a home run during the sixth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Puerto Rico's Yadier Molina, second from right, reacts
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Puerto Rico's Yadier Molina, second from right, reacts with teammates after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico, right, is
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Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico, right, is congratulated after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

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Puerto Rico's Yadier Molina, center, reacts after hitting
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Puerto Rico's Yadier Molina, center, reacts after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico celebrates after
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Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico hits a
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Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico hits a solo home run during the sixth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Puerto Rico's Yadier Molina reacts as he rounds
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Puerto Rico's Yadier Molina reacts as he rounds first base after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico, right, is
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Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico, right, is congratulated after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

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Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico, right, is
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Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico, right, is congratulated after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Fans for Puerto Rico react during the eighth
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Fans for Puerto Rico react during the eighth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

A view of Puerto Rico's team players with
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A view of Puerto Rico's team players with their hair dyed bleached blond as they stand in line prior to their game against the Dominican Republic in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 14 March 2017.

Francisco Lindor #12 of Puerto Rico, center, is
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Francisco Lindor #12 of Puerto Rico, center, is congratulated by Javier Baez #9 after scoring during the first inning of World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Puerto Rico fans cheer before the World Baseball
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Puerto Rico fans cheer before the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Puerto Rico players line the field before World
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Puerto Rico players line the field before World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Dominican Republic's Nelson Cruz (23) is greeted at
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Dominican Republic's Nelson Cruz (23) is greeted at the plate after hitting a home run during the second inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game against Puerto Rico, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Dominican Republic infielder Robinson Cano jokes with a
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Dominican Republic infielder Robinson Cano jokes with a fan during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game against Puerto Rico, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Dominican Republic pitcher Carlos Martinez works against a
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Dominican Republic pitcher Carlos Martinez works against a Puerto Rico batter during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Puerto Rico's team players celebrate after preventing the
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Puerto Rico's team players celebrate after preventing the Dominican Republic from scoring with bases loaded in the first inning in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 14 March 2017.

Robinson Cano #22 of the Dominican Republic is
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Robinson Cano #22 of the Dominican Republic is welcomed onto the field before the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Carlos Martinez of the Dominican Republic pitches against
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Carlos Martinez of the Dominican Republic pitches against Puerto Rico in the first inning of the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 14 March 2017.

Puerto Rico infielder Francisco Lindor runs onto the
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Puerto Rico infielder Francisco Lindor runs onto the field with a flag during pre game ceremonies before a second-round World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Puerto Rico pitcher Orlando Roman pitches during the
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Puerto Rico pitcher Orlando Roman pitches during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Puerto Rico's Yadier Molina, right, runs his hands
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Puerto Rico's Yadier Molina, right, runs his hands through his hair after hitting an RBI single as first base coach Jose Valentin (22) looks on during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina (4) tags out
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Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina (4) tags out Dominican Republic's Jean Segura at home during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Jean Segura #2 of the Dominican Republic looks
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Jean Segura #2 of the Dominican Republic looks up after he was tagged out at the plate during the first inning of World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico reacts after
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Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico reacts after tagging Jean Segura #2 of the Dominican Republic out at the plate during the first inning of World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina, center, reacts after
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Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina, center, reacts after tagging out Dominican Republic's Jean Segura, left, at home plate as teammate pitcher Orlando Roman, right, looks on during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico reacts after
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Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico reacts after tagging Jean Segura #2 of the Dominican Republic out at the plate during the first inning of World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Orlando Roman #34 of Puerto Rico reacts after
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Orlando Roman #34 of Puerto Rico reacts after Jean Segura #2 of the Dominican Republic was tagged out at the plate during the first inning of World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina, left, reacts after
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Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina, left, reacts after tagging out Dominican Republic's Jean Segura at home plate as teammate pitcher Orlando Roman looks on, right, during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina (4) tags out
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Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina (4) tags out Dominican Republic's Jean Segura at home during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Diego.

Kennys Vargas #20 of Puerto Rico warms up
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Kennys Vargas #20 of Puerto Rico warms up during batting practice before the World Baseball Classic Pool F game one between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Players from the Dominican Republic relax prior to
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Players from the Dominican Republic relax prior to the game against Puerto Rico in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA 14 March 2017.

A player from the Dominican Republic warms up
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A player from the Dominican Republic warms up prior to the game against Puerto Rico in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA 14 March 2017.

Players from the Dominican Republic warm up prior
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Players from the Dominican Republic warm up prior to the game against Puerto Rico in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA 14 March 2017.

Players from the Dominican Republic pose for a
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Players from the Dominican Republic pose for a photo prior to the game against Puerto Rico in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA 14 March 2017.

Joe Jimenez #43 of Puerto Rico warms up
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Joe Jimenez #43 of Puerto Rico warms up before the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Players from the Dominican Republic stretch prior to
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Players from the Dominican Republic stretch prior to the game against Puerto Rico in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA 14 March 2017.

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