What channel is Puerto Rico vs. Mexico on today? Time, TV schedule to watch 2023 World Baseball Classic quarterfinals
It’s a heavyweight matchup in the fourth quarterfinal of the World Baseball Classic as Puerto Rico takes on Mexico.
Puerto Rico finished 3-1 in pool play and the Pool D runner-up to 4-0 Venezuela. Mexico comes into this contest also holding a 3-1 record but were the Pool C winners thanks to having the tiebreaker over the second place Team USA.
Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias, who hasn’t pitched since the team’s first game against Colombia, is expected to get the start for the Mexicans. He tossed four perfect innings before surrendering three runs in the fifth. Puerto Rico has not revealed who will get the nod for them.
On paper, these two teams match up pretty well as both lineups have put forth similar offensive outputs thus far through four games. Outfielder Randy Arozarena has been putting on a show recently, notching two hits and five RBIs in the clinching game for Mexico. He’s batting .500 for the tournament.
Puerto Rico, on the other hand, comes into this game dealing with some adversity that came during the postgame celebration on Wednesday night. The team’s closer, Edwin Diaz, suffered what appeared to be a significant injury which ended with the Mets star being placed in a wheelchair to get off the field. While the Mets and Puerto Rico hold their breath, the latter will have to rely on shortstop Francisco Lindor to carry the load offensively while they adjust the pitching staff.
Here is everything you need to know about how to watch Puerto Rico vs. Mexico on Friday night.
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What channel is Puerto Rico vs. Mexico on today?
- TV channel: FS1
- Live stream: FOXSports.com, FOX Sports app, fuboTV
Puerto Rico vs. Mexico will be broadcast on FS1. Cord cutters can enjoy the game on FOXSports.com, the FOX Sports app or fuboTV, which offers a free trial to new subscribers.
Puerto Rico vs. Mexico start time
- Date: Friday, March 17
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
Puerto Rico vs. Mexico is slated to start at 7 p.m. ET at loanDepot Park in Miami — the home of MLB’s Miami Marlins. loanDepot Park will also host both semifinal games and the championship game for this year’s World Baseball Classic.
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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.
|Friday, March 17||Puerto Rico vs. Mexico||7 p.m.||FS1|
|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|