After a difficult start after losing to Colombia in extra-inning, the Mexican team he brought out all his quality and they chained three consecutive victories, including one over the United States, to remain leaders in their area.
In Mexico they found the Cuban Randy Arozarena their offensive engine, but also with solid support from starters like Taijuan Walker (New York Mets) and Patrick Sandoval.
The Aztec team had eliminated the powerful Puerto Rico 5-4 in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals for the first time in five appearances. For its part, the Puerto Rican ninth had left out the super powerful Dominican team, both in the Miami Group.
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These are the international schedules for tomorrow’s game, Saturday.
- Mexico – 5:00 p.m.
- Peru, Colombia, Ecuador – 6:00 p.m.
- Bolivia, Venezuela, United States – 7:00 p.m.
- Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile – 8:00 p.m.
El Tri suffered a lot to defeat the Puerto Ricans, however, the Aztec ninth team was scraping runs and managed to register their five unanswered scores. He took the lead for good in the seventh inning when Isaac Paredes led the charge with two RBIs.
After a difficult start after losing to Colombia, the Mexicans brought out all their quality and went on to win three straight games in their Arizona Group.
Mexico was finally tied with the United States for first place in Group C with a 3-1 record, but finished first after their 11-5 victory against the stars and stripes.
The Mexicans now have a difficult obstacle in the semifinals next Monday when they face Japan, which has just eliminated a surprising Italy in the quarterfinals, with its stars Shohei Ohtani, Masataka Yoshida and Kazuma Okamoto.
Undefeated Japan looks like the shredder at this level, as there are several reasons to see it as a favorite, not least because it has the best pitching rotation in the tournament.
The Japan team, who won the inaugural derby in 2006 and successfully defended the title three years later, is now chasing the record for a third crown.
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