By the numbers

7: Wins in as many games for the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic entering the final against Puerto Rico. With an eighth victory, the Dominicans would be become the first team in Classic history to post a perfect record through the tournament.

13: Wins for the Dominicans all time in World Baseball Classic action. They have four losses.

2: MVP Awards for Robinson Cano at the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The Yankees' second baseman was named MVP in the first two rounds of the Classic (Pool C and Pool 2).

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