Miami, United States, March 15.- Puerto Rico beat the Dominican Republic five runs to two today and became the penultimate place in the V World Baseball Classic quarterfinals.
A cluster of four scores in the third inning confirmed the victory for the Puerto Ricans, as their pitching behaved excellently throughout the challenge.
A Solo home run by designated Christian Vázquez led off that inning. Then back-to-back singles by Vimael Machín, Martín Maldonado, Francisco Lindor, and Enrique Hernández combined to oust starter Johnny Cueto.
For the winners, eight pitchers were complemented effectively to define the second survivor of Group D, the call of Death, where Venezuela advanced as first and undefeated.
By the way, the record of these two Caribbean teams in Clásicos was matched, as the quisqueyanos won the first three, and those from Borinquen won the last three.