MIAMI -- Puerto Rico advances to the semifinals in San Francisco; it plays the Dominican Republic on Saturday for seeding into the final four. The winner will play the Netherlands, the loser gets Japan.
The U.S. is eliminated -- for the second time in three Classics. It won't even reach the semifinals.
The crowd of 19,762 was smaller and more subdued than on Thursday, when the Dominican Republic transformed the ballpark into a Caribbean carnival by beating the United States.
But Puerto Rican fans honked air horns and waved flags with each hit by their team and each out by the Americans.
"I didn't know how big baseball was in other countries," Phillips said. "And when you see other countries play, it's like, wow, that's why I love playing this game."
I wanted to go to San Francisco so bad. It stinks, man," said Brandon Phillips.