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    Dominicans exit after hard-fought battle

    The Netherlands came from behind in the bottom of the 11th inning to beat the Dominican Republic, 2-1, in Game 5 of Pool D play in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday night. With the win, the Dutch eliminated the D.R.

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    Jimenez sets Classic strikeout record

    Ubaldo Jimenez set a new record for strikeouts by a starter during Game 5 of Pool D play of the World Baseball Classic between the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands.

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    First base manned by Ortiz vs. Dutch

    David "Big Papi" Ortiz is playing first base for the first time in this year's World Baseball Classic as his Dominican team faces the Netherlands in Game 5 of Pool D play on Tuesday.

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    Stage set for Dominican-Dutch rematch

    The Dominican Republic will seek to avenge its Game 1 loss to the Netherlands and the Dutch are out prove that they deserve to advance to the next round when the two teams meet again in Game 5 of Pool D of the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday.

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    Olivo helps keep Dominicans alive

    The Dominican Republic, displaying a combination of power and timely hitting, beat Panama, 9-0, on Sunday to stay alive in Pool D play of the World Baseball Classic.

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    Cold DR squad faces elimination

    The Dominican Republic and Panama will face each other on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in the third game of Pool D competition of the World Baseball Classic.

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    Miscues cost Dominicans in opener

    The Netherlands pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Baseball Classic history on Saturday when it defeated the Dominican Republic, 3-2, in the first game of Pool D.

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    Dominicans to face Netherlands

    The Dominican Republic is playing against the Netherlands in the opening game of Pool D play on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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    Jimenez folds Cards for Dominicans

    Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez pitched three scoreless innings for the Dominican Republic's World Baseball Classic team against the Cardinals on Thursday.

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    Cashman: No surgery, yet, for A-Rod

    Alex Rodriguez has a torn labrum in his right hip that will require surgery, but the Yankees are hoping to delay the procedure until after the 2009 season.