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USA’s title defense meets 4-0 Venezuela for spot in semis (7 p.m. ET, FOX)

5:00 AM UTC Venezuela went an ideal 4-0 in extremely prepared for Pool D competitors in Miami, remaining atop the standings versus the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and Israel. “That was a bear of a swimming pool,” USA supervisor Mark DeRosa stated Friday. “So for them to go unbeaten was quite remarkable. No, [I’m] not surprised at all with the quantity of skill that they have on that club. We’re fired up for the chance and delighted to get on that airplane to come here.” Group USA took a trip from Phoenix after completing 2nd (3-1) in Pool C. It topped Great Britain, Canada and Colombia and lost to Mexico. “It’s simply a matter of time, we believed, that the U.S. would be our competitor on Saturday,” Venezuela supervisor Omar López stated Thursday. “And every coach separately began the preparation.” Here’s what you require to learn about Saturday’s match: When and where: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET at loanDepot park in Miami. How you can enjoy: The video game in between USA and Venezuela will be live on FOX. Every video game can be streamed online in the FOX Sports App. For global watching choices, click on this link. How you can listen: Live audio protection of all video games will be continued Sirius XM, TuneIn, MLB.com and in the MLB App. What’s at stake: In a single-elimination round, the winner of this quarterfinal match will advance to deal with Cuba in the semifinals on Sunday night. Venezuela most just recently advanced to the semifinals in 2009 prior to being up to South Korea. U.S.A. advanced to the semifinals in 2017 and went on to win the whole competition versus Puerto Rico. Matchup history: USA and Venezuela fulfilled in the 2nd round in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. U.S.A. rallied for a three-run 8th inning– consisting of crowning achievement by Adam Jones and Eric Hosmer– to win, 4-2. Salvador Perez, C, Venezuela: Perez was called Pool D MVP after he went 5-for-10 at the plate in his very first 3 video games. He drove in 5 runs and linked for 3 doubles and a crowning achievement (.500/.545/ 1.100) throughout that stretch. Mike Trout, CF, USA: Trout powered USA to a 3-2 triumph over Colombia on Wednesday. He went 3-for-4 and drove in all of USA’s runs. Trout is slashing.417/.588/.833 in his very first 4 WBC video games.