Samuel Deduno was brilliant in the finale of the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday, scattering two hits and three walks over five shutout innings as the Dominican Republic topped Puerto Rico 3-0 to claim the title.
Octavio Dotel, Pedro Strop, Santiago Casilla and Fernando Rodney each worked a scoreless inning to complete the shutout. The bullpen for the Dominican Republic didn't allow a run in the final 25 2/3 innings of the tournament, and Team Dominica finished the 2013 WBC a perfect 8-0. Edwin Encarnacion provided the biggest blow in the final on Tuesday with a two-run double in the first inning. That came after Robinson Cano had been intentionally walked with a man at third and one out. The next World Baseball Classic is in 2017.