2023 World Baseball Classic: Schedule, Dates, WBC Teams, Times, TV Stations, With Tournament In Progress

The 2023 World Baseball Classic is back. The tournament returned for the first time in six years on Tuesday night (well, technically Wednesday morning) as the Netherlands beat Cuba in their opening game. Shohei Ohtani and Japan began their tournament on Thursday when Ohtani served as the starting pitcher and also scored twice in the 8-1 win over China. Japan followed that win with a 13-4 win over Korea on Friday and secured a spot in the quarter-finals with a 10-2 win over the Czech Republic on Saturday. Korea are now in a 2-0 hole after being beaten by Australia earlier in the week.

Panama eliminated Italy in a competitive game overnight on Saturday, while Australia mercilessly beat China 12-2. Chinese Taipei beat the Netherlands and Xander Bogaerts to take a 2-1 lead in pool play, while Puerto Rico earned their first win for Pool D with a 9-1 win over Nicaragua. Colombia beat Mexico 5-4 in a wild game that went to extras, and Venezuela defeated the powerful Dominican Republic 5-1. Team USA started the game with a 6-2 win over Great Britain on Saturday night.

This version of the WBC was originally scheduled to be played in 2021 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The action started on Wednesday, March 8th (technically the first pitch of the 2023 WBC Taiwan opener game is March 7th at 11:00pm ET) and there will be 47 games in total. The championship game is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21 in Miami.

Many MLB stars are attending the event including Shohei Ohtani, Juan Soto, Julio Rodr√≠guez, Francisco Lindor, Mike Trout and Trea Turner. Full squad rosters can be viewed here, and Here’s an introduction to the event from CBS Sports’ Mike Axisa. Here are Matt Snyder’s power rankings for the tournament.

Below, fans can find the full 2023 World Baseball Classic team roster along with the full schedule and odds.

World Baseball Classic 2023 schedule

All games on Fox, FS1 and FS2 can be streamed on fuboTV (try for free).

(All times Easter)

Saturday March 11th

  • Japan 10, Czech Republic, 2
  • Chinese Taipei 9, Netherlands 5
  • Puerto Rico 9, Nicaragua 1
  • Colombia 5, Mexico 4
  • Venezuela 5, Dominican Republic 1
  • United States 6, Great Britain 2
  • Korea vs Czech Republic, 10pm, FS1
  • Cuba vs. Chinese Taipei, 11pm, FS2

Sunday March 12th

  • Australia vs Japan, 6am FS1
  • Italy vs Netherlands, 7am FS2
  • Israel vs Nicaragua, 12pm FS2
  • Canada vs. Great Britain, 3 p.m., FS1
  • Puerto Rico vs Venezuela, 7 p.m. FS1
  • United States vs Mexico, 10pm, FS1
  • Czech Republic vs Australia, 11pm, FS2

Monday March 13th

  • China vs. Korea, 6am FS2
  • Nicaragua vs. Dominican Republic, 12pm, FS2
  • Great Britain vs Colombia, 3pm, FS2
  • Puerto Rico vs. Israel, 7 p.m. FS1
  • United States vs Canada, 10pm, FS1

Tuesday March 14th

  • Venezuela vs Nicaragua, 12pm, FS2
  • Colombia vs. Canada, 3 p.m., FS2
  • Dominican Republic vs. Israel, 7pm, FS2
  • Mexico vs. Great Britain, 10 p.m., FS1

Wednesday March 15th

  • TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinals), 6am FS2
  • Israel vs. Venezuela, 12 p.m., FS2
  • Canada vs. Mexico, 3 p.m., FS2
  • Dominican Republic vs Puerto Rico, 7pm, FS2
  • Colombia vs. United States, 10pm, FS1

Thursday March 16th

  • TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinals), 6am FS2

Friday March 17th

  • TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinals), 7 p.m., FS1

Saturday March 18th

  • TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinals), 7 p.m., Fox

Sunday March 19th

  • TBD vs. TBD (semifinals), 7 p.m., FS1

Monday, March 20th

  • TBD vs. TBD (semifinals), 7 p.m., FS1

Tuesday March 21st

  • TBD vs. TBD (Championship Match), 7pm, FS1

2023 World Baseball Classic scores

Friday March 10th

  • Japan 13 Korea 4
  • Chinese Taipei 11, Italy 7
  • Australia 12, China, 2 (F/7)
  • Panama 2, Italy 0

Thursday, March 9th

  • Japan 8 China 1
  • Italy 6, Cuba 3 (F/10)
  • Czech Republic 8, China 5
  • Cuba 13, Panama 4

Wednesday March 8th

  • Panama 12, Chinese Taipei 5
  • Australia 8, Korea 7
  • Netherlands 3, Panama 1

Tuesday March 7th

2023 World Baseball Classic teams

Pool A (Group Match in Taichung, Taiwan)

  • Chinese Taipei
  • Cuba
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Panama

Pool B (group match in Tokyo, Japan)

  • Australia
  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Czech Republic

Pool C (group game in Phoenix, Arizona)

  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Great Britain
  • Mexico
  • United States

Pool D (group game in Miami, Florida)

  • Dominican Republic
  • Israel
  • Nicaragua
  • Puerto Rico
  • Venezuela

2023 World Baseball Classic Odds

(via Caesars Sportsbook Feb. 23)

  • Dominican Republic: +200
  • United States: +250
  • Japan: +280
  • Puerto Rico: +650
  • Venezuela: +1000
  • Korea: +1200
  • Cuba: +1600
  • Mexico: +1800
  • Canada: +3500
  • Netherlands: +4000
  • Chinese Taipei: +4000
  • Panama: +6000
  • Israel: +10000
  • Great Britain: +10000
  • Australia: +10000
  • Colombia: +10000
  • Italy: +15000
  • Nicaragua: +15000
  • China: +25000
  • Czech Republic: +30000


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