The United States is into the quarterfinal round at the World Baseball Classic and, following a date with team Venezuela, hopes to become one of the final four teams standing in this year’s WBC.
After a scare earlier in the week, Team USA managed to finish tied at the top of Pool C, but the team finished as the runner-up to Mexico, who held the tiebreaker. The Americans finished with a 3-1 record in pool play, edging out Colombia with a 3-2 win to advance.
On the other side, Venezuela finished as one of two undefeated teams — Japan being the other — in pool play, winning Pool D with a 4-0 record. Both teams match up similarly on paper, with both lineups posting similar outputs offensively.
Team USA’s loaded lineup was fairly disappointing in pool play, with the loss to Mexico nearly dropping the Americans out of the tournament entirely. The task won’t be easy, as Venezuela is also filled with MLB talent. Fans will be treated to watching the likes of Mike Trout and Mookie Betts for the red, white and blue, as well as Jose Altuve and Miguel Cabrera on the Venezuela side.
The winner of Saturday’s matchup will advance to play Cuba in the semifinals on Sunday night.
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Here is everything you need to know about how to watch USA vs. Venezuela.
What channel is USA vs. Venezuela on today?
- TV channel: Fox
- Live stream: FoxSports.com, Fox Sports app, fuboTV
USA vs. Venezuela will be broadcast on Fox. Cord cutters can enjoy the game on FoxSports.com, the Fox Sports app or fuboTV, which offers a free trial to new subscribers.
USA vs. Venezuela start time
- Date: Saturday, March 18
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
USA vs. Venezuela is slated to begin at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday night from loanDepot Park in Miami — the home of MLB’s Marlins.
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WBC remaining schedule
The WBC will play all the remaining games at loanDepot Park in Miami, with the action beginning at 7 p.m. ET each day. One team will hoist the trophy following the conclusion of the championship game on Tuesday, March 21.
|Saturday, March 18||USA vs. Venezuela||7 p.m.||Fox|
|Sunday, March 19||Cuba vs. USA/Venezuela||7 p.m.||FS1|
|Monday, March 20||Japan vs. Puerto Rico/Mexico||7 p.m.||FS1|
|Tuesday, March 21||Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner||7 p.m.||FS1|