Puerto Rico edges Netherlands 4-3 in 11 to reach WBC final

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 20: Javier Baez #9 of the Puerto Rico and third-base coach reacts to the result of the review that he was safe when he stole third base against Xander Bogaerts (not pictured) #1 of the Netherlands in the during Game 1 of the Championship Round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium on March 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — Eddie Rosario’s sacrifice fly drove in Carlos Correa with the winning run in the 11th inning, giving Puerto Rico a 4-3 victory over the Netherlands on Monday night and a berth in the World Baseball Classic championship game.

Correa hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and T.J. Rivera’s solo shot in the second put Puerto Rico ahead 3-2.

Puerto Rico will play either two-time champion Japan or the United States on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Puerto Ricans also reached the final in 2013, losing to the Dominican Republic 3-0.

The blond-haired Puerto Rican players, who dyed their hair in a show of unity that has caught on back home, jumped up and down in celebration on the field, ending a game that lasted 4 hours, 19 minutes.