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World Baseball Classic: Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic defeated Venezuela, 3-0, in a Pool F World Baseball Classic game Thursday at Petco Park in San Diego.

Dominican Republic second baseman Robinson Cano, right, throws
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Dominican Republic second baseman Robinson Cano, right, throws over Venezuela 's Robinson Chirinos to complete a double play during the fifth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Dominican Republic players celebrate with Gregory Polanco, center,
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Dominican Republic players celebrate with Gregory Polanco, center, after Polanco hit a solo home run against Venezuela during the fifth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Venezuela's catcher Robinson Chirinos (R) connects for a
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Venezuela's catcher Robinson Chirinos (R) connects for a single next to Dominican Republic's catcher Welington Castillo (L) in the fifth inning in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017.

Gregory Polanco #25 of the Dominican Republic, right-rear,
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Gregory Polanco #25 of the Dominican Republic, right-rear, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Dominican Republic's Jose Reyes, left, celebrates with Gregory
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Dominican Republic's Jose Reyes, left, celebrates with Gregory Polanco, right, after Polanco hit a solo home run against Venezuela during the fifth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Dominican Republic first baseman Carlos Santana reacts after
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Dominican Republic first baseman Carlos Santana reacts after Venezuela's Ender Inciarte was out on a double play during the fifth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Dominican Republic players celebrate with Gregory Polanco, right,
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Dominican Republic players celebrate with Gregory Polanco, right, after Polanco hit a solo home run against Venezuela during the fifth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Gregory Polanco #25 of the Dominican Republic celebrates
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Gregory Polanco #25 of the Dominican Republic celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Gregory Polanco #25 of the Dominican Republic, right,
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Gregory Polanco #25 of the Dominican Republic, right, is congratulated by Jose Reyes #7 after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Dominican Republic's Gregory Polanco watches his solo home
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Dominican Republic's Gregory Polanco watches his solo home run in front of Venezuela catcher Robinson Chirinos during the fifth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dominican Republic's Gregory Polanco, left, celebrates with teammates
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Dominican Republic's Gregory Polanco, left, celebrates with teammates in the dugout after he hit a solo home run against Venezuela during the fifth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Venezuela's pitcher Jhoulys Chacin delivers in the first
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Venezuela's pitcher Jhoulys Chacin delivers in the first inning against the Dominican Republic in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017.

Dominican Republic's pitcher Edinson Volquez delivers in the
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Dominican Republic's pitcher Edinson Volquez delivers in the first inning against Venezuela in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017.

Dominican Republic's pitcher Edinson Volquez delivers in the
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Dominican Republic's pitcher Edinson Volquez delivers in the second inning against Venezuela in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017.

Venezuela second baseman Rougned Odor, left, avoids a
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Venezuela second baseman Rougned Odor, left, avoids a slide by Dominican Republic's Carlos Santana after making the force out during the second inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Dominican Republic's pitcher Edinson Volquez delivers in the
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Dominican Republic's pitcher Edinson Volquez delivers in the first inning against Venezuela in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017.

Dominican Republic's infielder Jose Reyes (R) gets out
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Dominican Republic's infielder Jose Reyes (R) gets out Venezuela's infielder Alcides Escobar (L) as he tries to steal second base in the third inning in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017.

Venezuela's pitcher Jhoulys Chacin delivers in the second
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Venezuela's pitcher Jhoulys Chacin delivers in the second inning against the Dominican Republic in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017.

Venezuela's pitcher Jhoulys Chacin delivers in the first
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Venezuela's pitcher Jhoulys Chacin delivers in the first inning against the Dominican Republic in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017.

Venezuela's catcher Robinson Chirinos (L) looks at the
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Venezuela's catcher Robinson Chirinos (L) looks at the ball as Dominican Republic's catcher Welington Castillo (R) retrieves it after Chirinos struck out in the third inning in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017.

Venezuela's catcher Robinson Chirinos (bottom) looks at the
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Venezuela's catcher Robinson Chirinos (bottom) looks at the ball as Dominican Republic's catcher Welington Castillo (top) retrieves it after Chirinos struck out in the third inning in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017.

Jose Reyes #7 of the Dominican Republic gestures
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Jose Reyes #7 of the Dominican Republic gestures from second base next to Alcides Escobar #2 of Venezuela after hitting a double during the third inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Jose Reyes #7 of the Dominican Republic hits
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Jose Reyes #7 of the Dominican Republic hits a double during the third inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Venezuela third baseman Jose Altuve, left, throws to
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Venezuela third baseman Jose Altuve, left, throws to second, with shortstop Alcides Escobar watching, to force out Dominican Republic's Carlos Santana during the second inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Dominican Republic's infielder Jose Reyes (L) reacts after
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Dominican Republic's infielder Jose Reyes (L) reacts after hitting a double in the third inning as Venezuela's infielder Alcides Escobar (R) stand by in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017

Jose Reyes #7 of the Dominican Republic tags
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Jose Reyes #7 of the Dominican Republic tags out Alcides Escobar #2 of Venezuela as he tries to steal second base during the third inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Venezuela's player Rougned Odor (L) gets a force
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Venezuela's player Rougned Odor (L) gets a force out on base runner Dominican Republic's infielder Carlos Santana (R) in the second inning in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego, California, USA, 16 March 2017.

Alcides Escobar #2 of Venezuela hits a single
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Alcides Escobar #2 of Venezuela hits a single during the third inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Dominican Republic pitcher Edinson Volquez throws against Venezuela
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Dominican Republic pitcher Edinson Volquez throws against Venezuela during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Rougned Odor #12 of Venezuela gets the force
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Rougned Odor #12 of Venezuela gets the force out on Carlos Santana #41 of the Dominican Republic during the second inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Venezuela's Miguel Cabrera points to first to appeal
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Venezuela's Miguel Cabrera points to first to appeal a called strike to no avail during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Dominican Republic second baseman Robinson Cano throws out
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Dominican Republic second baseman Robinson Cano throws out Venezuela's Rougned Odor on a ground ball during the first inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic game in San Diego, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Jhoulys Chacin #45 of Venezuela pitches during the
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Jhoulys Chacin #45 of Venezuela pitches during the first inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Robinson Cano #22 of the Dominican Republic hits
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Robinson Cano #22 of the Dominican Republic hits a single during the first inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Jhoulys Chacin #45 of Venezuela pitches during the
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Jhoulys Chacin #45 of Venezuela pitches during the first inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Edinson Volquez #36 of the Dominican Republic pitches
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Edinson Volquez #36 of the Dominican Republic pitches during the first inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Edinson Volquez #36 of the Dominican Republic pitches
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Edinson Volquez #36 of the Dominican Republic pitches during the first inning of the World Baseball Classic Pool F Game Three between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic at PETCO Park on March 16, 2017 in San Diego, California.

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