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Nicaragua has lost all three games in the World Baseball Classic. On Monday, Nicaragua lost to the Dominican Republic, 6-1. The game was the first win of the Dominican team that on Saturday had lost 5-1 to Venezuela.
Juan Soto and Manny Machado batted two home runs, meeting local expectations for the All-Stars team. Rafael Devers and Julio Rodríguez also drove in runs for the Dominican team.
On Tuesday, the DR plays Israel as the country seeks its second win in the WBC Then on Wednesday, the DR is set to play Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has also lost to Venezuela. The DR needs to win these two games.
Diario Libre reports that after the cold water bath received following the loss 5-1 to Venezuela in the opener on Saturday, Dominican manager Rodney Linares decided to put Soto at the top of the batting order, something the 24-year-old slugger has only done a couple of times in his...