Every score and result from the 16-team international tournament

The greatest international baseball tournament on Earth is back, with 16 countries battling it out in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Some of the best players in Major League Baseball are a part of the event, including MVP winners Miguel Cabrera, Buster Posey, and Andrew McCutchen, Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez, and younger stars like Jose Altuve, Nolan Arenado, Francisco Lindor and Manny Machado.

The 16 teams are split into four pools of four teams each, playing first-round games in Seoul, South Korea, Tokyo, Japan, Jalisco, Mexico and Miami, Fla. The first round is a round robin format, with the top two teams from each pool advancing.

The second round features two pools in Tokyo and San Diego, the latter at Petco Park. The second round is also a round robin format, with the top two teams from each pool advancing.

The final four teams will battle in the semifinals and finals at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, with the championship game scheduled for Wednesday, March 22.

This is the fourth WBC, with the Dominican Republic hoping for a repeat of its undefeated championship run in 2013. Japan won the first two World Baseball Classics, in 2006 and 2009.

Teams & venues

First round

Pool A: Korea, Chinese Taipei, Netherlands, Israel
Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul, South Korea

Pool B: Japan, Cuba, China, Australia
Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan

Pool C: United States, Dominican Republic, Canada, Colombia
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida

Pool D: Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Italy
Estadio de Beisbol Chharros de Jalisco, Jalisco, Mexico

Second round

Pool E: Israel, Netherlands, Japan, Cuba
Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan

Pool F: Dominican Republic, United States, Puerto Rico, Venezuela
Petco Park, San Diego, California

Championship round

Semifinals and championship game
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

Television, radio & online coverage

Every game will be televised on MLB Network, and available online through MLB Network as well, with television provider authentication. ESPN Deportes will televise games in Spanish, which are available for online streaming through WatchESPN.

ESPN Deportes Radio will also broadcast 31 games in Spanish, and ESPN Radio will broadcast the semifinals and final in English.

Schedule & results

All times ET

Monday, March 6

Israel def. Korea, 2-1 (10)
Israel def. Chinese Taipei, 15-7

Tuesday, March 7

Netherlands def. Korea, 5-0
Japan def. Cuba, 11-6
Cuba def. China, 6-0

Wednesday, March 8

Netherlands def. Chinese Tapei, 6-5
Japan def. Australia, 4-1
Israel def. Netherlands, 4-2

Thursday, March 9

Korea def. Chinese Taipei, 11-8
Australia def. China, 11-0
Dominican Republic def. Canada, 9-2
Italy def. Mexico, 10-9
Cuba def. Australia, 4-3

Friday, March 10

Japan def. China, 7-1
United States def. Colombia, 3-2 (10 innings)
Puerto Rico def. Venezuela 11-0 (7 innings)

Saturday, March 11

Colombia def. Canada, 4-1
Venezuela def. Italy, 11-10 (10 innings)
Dominican Republic def. United States, 7-5
Puerto Rico def. Mexico, 9-4
Israel def. Cuba, 4-1

Sunday, March 12

Japan def. Netherlands, 8-6 (11 innings)
Dominican Republic def. Colombia, 10-3
Puerto Rico def. Italy, 9-3
United States def. Canada, 8-0
Mexico def. Venezuela, 11-9

Monday, March 13

Netherlands def. Israel, 12-2
Venezuela def. Italy, 4-3

Tuesday, March 14

Japan def. Cuba, 8-5
Puerto Rico def. Dominican Republic, 3-1
Netherlands def. Cuba, 14-1

Wednesday, March 15

Japan def. Israel, 8-3
United States def. Venezuela, 4-2

Thursday, March 16

Dominican Republic def. Venezuela, 3-0

Friday, March 17

10 p.m. – United States vs. Puerto Rico

Saturday, March 18

3:30 p.m. – Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela
10 p.m. – United States vs. Dominican Republic

Sunday, March 19

6 p.m. – Pool F tiebreaker game (if necessary)

Monday, March 20

9 p.m. – Semifinal: Pool F winner vs. Netherlands

Tuesday, March 21

9 pm. – Semifinal: Pool F runner-up vs. Japan

Wednesday, March 22

9 p.m. – Championship Game

Source : SBnation