Mexico advanced to the quarterfinals with three consecutive victories after losing the first game.
Mexico won 10-3 against Canada in the first round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on the 16th (Korean time).
Mexico: Randy Arosarena (left fielder) – Alex Verdugo (right fielder) – Joey Menes (1st baseman) – Rowdy Telles (DH) – Isaac Paredes (3rd baseman) – Luis Urias (2nd baseman) – Alan Trejo (shortstop) – Alec Thomas (center fielder) – Austin Barnes (catcher) lined up in order.
Arosarena made a big success with 2 hits, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and 2 points in 2 at-bats. Telles went 2-for-3 with 2 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 RBIs and 1 run.
Mexico attacked Canada from the first inning. The ball that hit Arosarena’s body, Menes’ hit came out. Then, with a balk, it became 1 company, 2nd and 3rd base. The fourth hitter, Telles, did not miss the opportunity. He hit a hit that landed in front of right field. Both runners stepped on home base.
Canada immediately followed up in the bottom of the first inning. Eduardo Julien doubled, Abraham Toro hit, and Tyler O’Neill walked to secure the bases. Jared Young retreated with a fly ball, but Otto Lopez hit a timely one RBI. However, in a situation where the bases were loaded with one company, the follow-up hit could not come out.
Overcoming the crisis,메이저사이트 Mexico escaped with Arosarena’s one RBI in the top of the second inning in a situation with two out and first base. Canada chased it back with Bo Naylor’s one-run homer in the bottom of the fourth.
However, Mexico took the lead in the top of the 6th inning. Arosarena scored 3 RBIs and doubles in a situation with one out and bases loaded. Then, Menes’ timely hit came out and added 4 points.
Then, in the top of the 7th inning, Arosarena added an RBI with a ball that hit the body with one out and bases loaded, and Verdugo sacrificed fly to score 2 points. Canada chased after Julien’s home run in the bottom of the 7th inning, but Telles hit a 1-run home run in the top of the 8th to give Mexico a 10-3 victory.
Mexico started with a 4-5 loss against Colombia, but managed to advance to the second round by defeating the United States, Great Britain and Canada.