WBC 2013 schedule on MLB Network

The World Baseball Classic is back March 1-19 with 16 national baseball teams competing. The WBC 2013 schedule on MLB Network includes all 39 games.

The 16-team international baseball tournament returns with first-round games in Japan, Taiwan, Puerto Rico and Arizona through March 10. Second-round action takes place in Tokyo and Miami March 7-16, with the semifinals and championship game at San Francisco’s AT&T Park March 17-19. The USA is in Group D with Canada, Italy

and Mexico. Japan won both previous tournaments in 2006 and 2009. MLB Network airs all 39 tournament games live beginning Friday night with Australia at Chinese Taipei at 11:30pm ET. Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Joe Magrane, Harold Reynolds, John Smoltz, Matt Vasgersian, Tom Verducci and Matt Yallof are among the MLB Network WBC announcers. WBC games are also available on computers for authenticated subscribers at WorldBaseballClassic.com and on Apple mobile devices through the WBCBaseball app. Tournament pools and participating teams below, with a complete WBC 2013 schedule on MLB Network:

FIRST ROUND POOLS (Round Robin)WBC 2013 schedule

Pool A (Fukuoka, Japan)
Brazil
China
Cuba
Japan

Pool B (Taichung, Taiwan)
Australia
Chinese Taipei
Korea
Netherlands

Pool C (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Spain Venezuela

Pool D (Phoenix, Arizona)
Canada
Italy
Mexico
United States

SECOND ROUND (Modified Double Elimination)
Pool 1: Pools A and B Winners and Runners-Up (Tokyo, Japan)
Pool 2: Pools C and C Winners and Runners-Up (Miami, Florida)

WBC 2013 schedule on MLB Network

Friday, March 1
Pool B Game 1: Australia at Chinese Taipei, 11:30pm ET

Saturday, March 2
Pool A Game 1: Japan at Brazil, 5am ET
Pool B Game 2: Korea at Netherlands, 8am ET
Pool A Game 2: Cuba at Brazil, 10:30pm ET

Sunday, March 3
Pool B Game 3: Netherlands at Chinese Taipei, 1:30am ET
Pool A Game 3: China at Japan, 5am ET

Monday, March 4
Pool A Game 4: China at Cuba, 2:30am ET
Pool B Game 4: Korea at Australia, 5:30am ET
Pool B Game 5: Australia at Netherlands, 11:30pm ET

Tuesday, March 5
Pool A Game 5: Brazil at China, 3am ET
Pool B Game 6: Chinese Taipei at Korea, 6:30am ET

Wednesday, March 6
Pool A Game 6: Japan at Cuba, 5am ET

Thursday, March 7
Pool D Game 1: Italy at Mexico, 3pm ET
Pool C Game 1: Venezuela at Dominican Republic, 6:30pm ET
Second Round, Pool 1 Game 1: Pool A Runner-Up at Pool B Winner, 10pm ET

Friday, March 8
Second Round, Pool 1 Game 2: Pool B Runner-Up at Pool A Winner, 5am ET
Pool D Game 2: Canada at Italy, 2:30pm ET
Pool C Game 2: Spain at Puerto Rico, 5:30pm ET
Pool D Game 3: Mexico at USA, 9pm ET

Saturday, March 9
Second Round, Pool 1 Game 3: Game 1 Loser at Game 2 Loser, 5am ET
Pool C Game 3: Dominican Republic at Spain, 11am ET
Pool D Game 4: Canada at Mexico, 2:30pm ET
Pool C Game 4: Puerto Rico at Venezuela, 5:30pm ET
Pool D Game 5: USA at Italy, 9pm ET

Sunday, March 10
Second Round, Pool 1 Game 4: Game 1 Winner at Game 2 Winner, 6am ET
Pool C Game 5: Spain at Venezuela, 12:30pm ET
Pool D Game 6: USA at Canada, 4pm ET
Pool C Game 6: Dominican Republic at Puerto Rico, 7:30pm ET

Monday, March 11
Second Round, Pool 1 Game 5: Game 3 Winner at Game 4 Loser, 6am ET

Tuesday, March 12
Second Round, Pool 1 Game 6: Game 5 Winner at Game 4 Winner, 6am ET
Second Round, Pool 2 Game 1: Pool D Runner-Up at Pool C Winner, 1pm ET
Second Round, Pool 2 Game 2: Pool C Runner-Up at Pool D Winner, 8pm ET

Wednesday, March 13
Second Round, Pool 2 Game 3: Game 1 Loser at Game 2 Loser, 7pm ET

Thursday, March 14
Second Round, Pool 2 Game 4: Game 1 Winner at Game 2 Winner, 7pm ET

Friday, March 15
Second Round, Pool 2 Game 5: Game 3 Winner at Game 4 Loser, 7pm ET

Saturday, March 16
Second Round, Pool 2 Game 6: Game 5 Winner at Game 4 Winner, 1pm ET

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND (Single Elimination)
AT&T Park, San Francisco

Sunday, March 17
Semifinal 1: Pool 2 Runner-Up at Pool 1 Winner, 9pm ET

Monday, March 18
Semifinal 2: Pool 1 Runner-Up at Pool 2 Winner, 9pm ET

Tuesday, March 19
Semifinal 1 Winner at Semifinal 2 Winner, 8pm ET

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