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The semifinals of the World Baseball Classic are halfway set. With Netherlands second upset over Cuba in four days, Japan and the Netherlands will play tomorrow morning to determine seeding, then travel to San Francisco and await the two qualifers from the double-elimination pool of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Italy.
After the jump, we'll break down Netherlands' seesaw win, then run down yesterday's two less-consequential other WBC games; the Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico seeding game and Venezuela's quest for a modicum of baseball dignity against Spain.
Netherlands 7 Cuba 6
This is what all World Baseball Classic games should be like. Between the bottom of the third and the top of the fifth, both sides traded two-run innings back and forth like they were Pogs in a bad 1995 analogy. Netherlands went up 2-0 on an Andruw Jones sac fly and a Curt Smith single, then Cuba tied the game on a Jose Fernandez single and a solo ...
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