WBC Semi-Finals: Puerto Rico vs Netherlands, 9:00 PM

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The World Baseball Classic advances to the Semi-Finals the final four teams will battle it out on Monday and Tuesday with the winners of each matchup heading to the Championship Game on Wednesday.

The first of those two games is tonight at 9:00 PM ET, with the the Netherlands taking on Puerto Rico. RHP Rick Van Den Hurk will toe the rubber for the Netherlands while Puerto Rico counters with Milwaukee Brewers prospect RHP Jorge Lopez. The game will be broadcast on MLB Network.

Puerto Rico has gone undefeated in this tournament with wins over Venezuela, Mexico, Italy, the Dominican Republic and the United States. The Puerto Rican squad is seeking redemption after finishing as the runner-up to the Dominican Republic in the last WBC in 2013.

Puerto Rico Lineup

  1. Angel Pagan, LF
  2. Francisco Lindor, SS
  3. Carlos Correa, 3B
  4. Carlos Beltran, DH
  5. Yadier Molina, C
  6. Javier Baez, 2B
  7. Eddie Rosario, RF
  8. T.J. Rivera, 1B
  9. Reymond Fuentes, CF

Netherlands Lineup

  1. Andrelton Simmons, SS
  2. Xander Bogaerts, 3B
  3. Jurickson Profar, CF
  4. Wlademir Balentien, RF
  5. Jonathan Schoop, 2B
  6. Shawn Zarraga, C
  7. Yurendell de Caster, 1B
  8. Curt Smith, DH
  9. Kalian Sams, LF

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