WBC games to be played in Tokyo and Seoul

NEW YORK (AP) The Tokyo Dome will host first- and second-round games of next year's World Baseball Classic, and Seoul, South Korea, will also be a first-round site.

Games in Group A of the first round and Group E of the second round will be played at the Tokyo Dome from March 7-16, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association said Tuesday. Group A includes Australia, China, Cuba and Japan.

Seoul will host Group B from March 7-11, which includes the Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan and the winner of a qualifying group that includes Brazil, Britain, Israel and Pakistan, who play in New York at the Brooklyn Cyclones' ballpark from Sept. 22-25.