After Mike Aviles reached on an error to start the ninth on Tuesday, Rodney forced Alex Rios to pop out before striking out Carlos Rivera and Luis Figueroa back-to-back to kick off the Dominicans' on-field celebration.
Rodney notched a save in each of the Dominicans' final seven games, going without a save in only the club's tournament-opening 9-3 victory over Venezuela. Even then, Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation.
Rodney, the only Dominican pitcher to appear in all eight games, finished the Classic allowing just one hit while striking out eight and walking three over 7 1/3 shutout innings.
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