The marquee matchup of Pool C will take place this evening, as the USA is set to take on the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. Both teams won their opening games, with the USA winning a nail-biter over Colombia and the Dominican Republic crushing Canada.
The Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones was the hero for the USA on Friday night, coming through with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning. With two men on and two outs, Jones lined a single into left-center field for the win.
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Jose Bautista was the Dominican Republic’s MVP in their 9-2 victory over Canada on Thursday night. The Toronto Blue Jay went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a monster home run.
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As for tonight’s game, Marcus Stroman will take the ball for the USA and Edinson Volquez for the Dominican Republic. Stroman was a mixed bag for the Blue Jays last year, as the 25-year-old righty went 9-10 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.29 WHIP while striking out 166 batters over 204 innings.
The 33-year-old Volquez struggled mightily in his second year with the Kansas City Royals, going 10-11 with a 5.37 ERA and 1.55 WHIP. The veteran right-hander stuck out 139 batters over 189.1 innings.
Now that you know what to expect in tonight’s matchup, let’s breakdown all of the ways you can watch the game.
USA vs. Dominican Republic Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 6:30 P.M. EST
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, Florida
TV Channel: MLB Network
Spread: Dominican Republic -1.5, O/U 8.5
How To Live Stream USA vs. Dominican Republic Online
Your best bet for watching the USA take on the Dominican Republic via a live stream is through the MLB Network. Just plug in your cable or satellite information and you’re good to go.
You can also live stream the MLB Network online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.
Watch USA vs. Dominican Republic On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch the WBC action on your TV or computer, the MLB Network has you covered with their At Bat app. The good news is that the app is available on a ton of different platforms, including iPhones, Androids, and Kindle Fires. The bad news is that the app will cost you $2.99 a month.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play where you can watch MLB Network for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.