Results from Day 4 of the World Baseball Classic, which saw the conclusion of play in Pool B and two more teams advancing to the second round.

China 5, Brazil 2

Ray Chang's clutch 2-run single capped a 5-run rally in the bottom of the 8th inning as China stunned Brazil 5-2 in the final game for both squad in the 2013 World Baseball Classic at Fukuoka, Japan. With the win, China (1-2) received an automatic bid to the 2017 WBC. Chang was also the hero for China when he delivered a cluch hit in their only win in the 2009 Classic, which gave China an automatic spot in this year's Classic. Brazil finishes their first WBC experience at 0-3, but could've easily won a couple of games including their near-upset of Japan in the WBC opener. The 8th inning was what doomed Brazil in both games as they had leads that they let slip away. Still, manager Barry Larkin said that it was an "exciting experience" for him as his Brazillian squad.

Netherlands 4, Australia 1

The Kingdom of the Netherlands advanced to the second round of the WBC for the secons time as they defeated Australia 4-1 in Pool B action at Taichung, Taiwan. Baltimore Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop clubbed a two-run homer in the second inning to cap a 3-run rally, and reliever Chris Oxspring tossed 5 shoutout innings to keep the Aussie batters in check. The Dutch finish ar 2-1 and claimed the second spot in the pool based on their win over Korea. Australia fell to 0-3 and have to go through the qualifiers in order to participate in the 2017 WBC.

Korea 3, Chinese Taipei 2

The final game in Pool B was billed as the biggest baseball game in Taiwan history as the host nation Chinese Taipei looked to advance to the second round for the first time. However, Korea managed to win the game by erasing a 2-run deficit with a three-run 8th inning to beat the host nation 3-2. Unfortunately for the Koreans, the margin of victory was not enough to win the tiebreaker over Taipei and the Netherlands as their Team Quality Balance (the sum of runs scored divided by the number of innings played on offense, minus the number of runs allowed, divided by the number of innings played on defense), which is used in the WBC to break three-way ties, was too small as Korea needed to win by at least 5 runs to advance. Accorrding to the TQB, Chinese Taipei emerged as the winners of Pool B while The Netherlands took second. The elimination came as a shock as Korea were the runners-up in the 2009 WBC and were one of the favoritres to advance to the finals in San Francisco.

With the conclusion of Pool B, Chinese Taipei will play the loser of the Japan-Cuba game (which will be conducted later tonight) while The Netherlands will play the winner. The second round will begin on Friday in Tokyo, and is a modified double-elimination format.

Pool A Standings
x-Cuba 2-0
x-Japan 2-0
China 1-2
Brazil 0-3

Pool B Standings
y-Chinese Taipei* 2-1
x-The Netherlands* 2-1
Korea Republic 2-1
Australia 0-3

y-clinched pool
x-advanced to next round
*won tiebreaker