WBC final set for today

SAN FRANCISCO – This time, the Dominicans didn’t let the Netherlands interfere with their road to the World Baseball Classic championship.

Late lineup addition Moises Sierra hit a tying RBI double in the fifth, Jose Reyes added a go-ahead single two batters later and the Dominican Republic reached the WBC final with a 4-1 win against the Netherlands on Monday night.

Edwin Encarnacion had an RBI single as the undefeated Dominicans survived a rocky start from winner Edinson Volquez, who benefited from Sierra’s catch over the left-field wall in foul territory to end a first-inning threat.

Now, it’s Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico, Take Two, for the title. The teams will play today at AT&T Park just three days after the Dominicans (7-0) won Saturday in Miami before each club flew West.

One of these proud island nations will get to throw quite a party.

Both teams are trying to win for the first time in the 3-year history of the event.


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