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2006 World Baseball Classic – Championship

The Championship Round of the 2006 World Baseball Classic was held at Petco Park, San Diego, California, United States from March 18 to 20, 2006.

Championship round was a single-elimination tournament. In the final, the team with the higher winning percentage of games in the tournament were to be the home team. If the teams competing in the final had identical winning percentages in the tournament, then World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) would conduct a coin flip or draw to determine the home team.

Semifinals Final
      
2R  Cuba 3
2W  Dominican Republic 1
SF1W  Cuba 6
SF2W  Japan 10
1R  Japan 6
1W  South Korea 0

ResultsEdit

Championship
  CUB 3
  DOM 1
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  JPN 6
  KOR 0
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  JPN 10
  CUB 6
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Semifinal 1 – Cuba 3, Dominican Republic 1Edit

March 18 12:00 at Petco Park
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 12 3
  Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 1
WP: Pedro Luis Lazo (1–0)   LP: Odalis Pérez (2–1)
Attendance: 41,268 (97.2%)
Umpires: HP − Bob Davidson, 1B − Tom Hallion, 2B − Chris Guccione, 3B − Neil Poulton,
LF − Carlos Rey, RF − Ed Hickox
Boxscore

Semifinal 2 – Japan 6, South Korea 0Edit

March 18 19:00 at Petco Park
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 6 11 0
  South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
WP: Koji Uehara (2–0)   LP: Byung-doo Jun (0–1)
Home runs:
JPN: Kosuke Fukudome (1), Hitoshi Tamura (1)
KOR: None
Attendance: 42,639 (100.5%)
Umpires: HP − Ed Hickox, 1B − Chris Guccione, 2B − Bob Davidson, 3B − Carlos Rey,
LF − Tom Hallion, RF − Neil Poulton
Boxscore

Final – Japan 10, Cuba 6Edit

March 20 18:00 at Petco Park
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Japan 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 10 10 3
  Cuba 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 6 11 1
WP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (3–0)   LP: Ormari Romero (2–1)   Sv: Akinori Otsuka (1)
Home runs:
JPN: None
CUB: Eduardo Paret (1), Frederich Cepeda (1)
Attendance: 42,696 (100.6%)
Umpires: HP − Tom Hallion, 1B − Bob Davidson, 2B − Ed Hickox, 3B − Carlos Rey,
LF − Neil Poulton, RF − Chris Guccione
Boxscore

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