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Dominican Republic third baseman Jean Segura hits a walk-off single to win the game via mercy rule against Israel during the seventh inning at LoanDepot Park. The Dominican Republic won 1-0 on March 14, 2023.Sam Navarro/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

MIAMI — Eugenio Suarez and Anthony Santander had two hits each as Venezuela beat Nicaragua 4-1 Tuesday and improved to 3-0 in the World Baseball Classic.

Venezuela clinched Pool D and reached the quarterfinals when the Dominican Republic defeated Israel later Tuesday.

Suarez’s two-run single capped a three-run fourth that overcame a 1-0 deficit. Andres Gimenez’s run-scoring single tied the score, and Suarez’s lined a ball to right-center that scored Santander and Gimenez.

Santander added an RBI double in the fifth.

Jose Ruiz got the win, pitching two perfect innings of relief. Carlos Hernandez, Jose Quijada, Silvino Bracho and Jose Alvarado followed and limited Nicaragua to four hits over the final five innings.

Brandon Leyton’s RBI groundout against starter Eduardo Rodriguez put Nicaragua ahead 1-0 in the second.

Rodriguez allowed seven hits and struck out three in two-plus innings.

Venezuela closes Group D against Israel on Wednesday.

Nicaragua finished 0-4 in its first WBC and will be forced to participate in qualifying for the 2026 tournament. The Nicaraguans hit .192 and and were outscored 22-4.

Dominican Republic 10, Israel 0 (7 innings)

MIAMI — Manny Machado homered, singled and drove in three runs as the Dominican Republic improved to 2-1 and clinched the top spot in Pool D for Venezuela.

AL Rookie of the Year Julio Rodriguez and Eloy Jimenez each had two hits for the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Republic finished with 15 hits against seven Israeli pitchers - the last a two-run double by Jean Segura that ended the game in the seventh because of the tournament’s mercy rule.

Jimenez gave the Dominican Republic a quick lead with his run-scoring single in the first.

Machado’s solo shot and Ketel Marte’s RBI double in the third made it 3-0. Machado hit a slider from reliever Evan Kravetz 437 feet into the pavilion above left-center for his second homer of the tournament.

The Dominican Republic broke it open in the sixth. Rodriguez doubled in two runs and Machado followed with a two-run single.

A night after not getting a runner against Puerto Rico in an eight-inning loss, Israel had its only baserunner in the third, when Spencer Horwitz hit a leadoff single off starter Roansy Contreras.

Genesis Cabrera got the win in relief.

The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico play for the second spot in the group Wednesday.