MIAMI — Following Saturday’s riveting back-and-forth quarterfinals showdown amongst USA and Venezuela, the U.S. sophisticated to face Cuba on Sunday evening in the Planet Baseball Classic semifinals (7 ET on FS1).

Appropriate-hander Adam Wainwright of Group USA will take the mound against left-hander Roenis Elías of Group Cuba. Pitching depth will be a element in this game: Wainwright has not pitched due to the fact the Americans’ WBC opener, but Group USA referred to as on six relievers on Saturday Cuba has not played due to the fact ousting Australia on Wednesday.

“He’s pitched in just about every major game identified to man,” USA manager Mark DeRosa stated of Wainwright. “We can cover [the innings]. … We have some starters that can go. We’ll verify with some guys with the prospective of perhaps going back-to-back days. We’ll see tomorrow exactly where that stands.”

A win for Group USA would bring it one particular step closer to defending its WBC title. Meanwhile, Sunday’s game is the furthest Cuba has sophisticated in the Planet Baseball Classic due to the fact it was the runner-up in 2006.

Right here are the keys to Sunday’s matchup: 
When and exactly where: Sunday at 7 p.m. ET at loanDepot park in Miami.
How you can watch: The game amongst Cuba and Group USA will be reside on FS1. Every single game can be streamed on-line in the FOX Sports App. For international viewing alternatives, click right here.
How you can listen: Reside audio coverage of all games will be carried on Sirius XM, TuneIn, and in the MLB App.
What’s at stake: The winner will advance to the championship round on Tuesday evening (7 ET on FS1). That group will face the victor of the Mexico-Japan semifinal getting played Monday at 7 p.m. on FS1. 
Matchup history: This will be the very first matchup amongst Group USA and Cuba.

Yoán Moncada, 3B, Cuba: Moncada enters semifinals action slashing .421/.522/.737 with a 1.259 OPS in the Classic. He hit one particular of his 3 WBC doubles in Cuba’s quarterfinals win.

Trea Turner, SS, USA: Turner has the hot bat in the WBC following belting a game-winning grand slam in the quarterfinals. Much less than 24 hours later, he will take the field exactly where he mashed a no-doubter 407 feet out to left field.

By Editor