Puerto Rico bests Dominican Republic in win-or-go-home World Baseball Classic pool play finale

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — It should have been a routine single — a play that, on this day, would still have been more than enough to bring life to the crowd. But when Francisco Lindor’s fifth-inning line drive hopped past Julio Rodriguez and to the center-field wall at Miami’s loanDepot park, it became so much more. Lindor rounded second and got to third by the time the ball was thrown back into the infield. When Ketel Marte bobbled the ball just beyond the second-base bag, Lindor scampered his way the final 90 feet home, sliding head first and throwing his helmet into the air as his teammates ran out of the du…

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