Tricolor IX defeats Canada 10-3 and advances to the quarterfinals in the World Classic

▲ Alex Verdugo celebrates with Rudy Tellez, who hit a home run in the eighth inning, in the win over the CanadiensAP Photos

From the editorial board

La Jornada newspaper
Thursday, March 16, 2023, p. a10

Randy Arozarena hit a double and added five RBIs, cementing his status as Mexico's offensive hotshot en route to a comfortable 10-3 win over Canada, as they secured their spot in the quarterfinals of the World Baseball Classic. In Miami vs. Puerto Rico.

In a tense game at Chase Field in Phoenix, the Mexican ninth fell early to left-handed Canadian starter Rob Zastryzny by two runs. After a base hit for Arozarena, A.J Hit the pitch By Joey Meneses and Rudy Tellez singled out the two racers who were roaming the tracks.

The ninth Canadian responded in the same bottom of the first loop. Shortstop Otto López singled on Edouard Julien, who put himself on base with a double.

In the top of the second inning, an Arozarena-led double took Austin Barnes to the promised land to reclaim the lead by two runs.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Canada again came within one score with a solo home run by Bo Naylor.

Mexican pandemonium broke out on reel six. Arozarena brought three runs to the Pentagon with another double and Chase Field became an affiliate of the Zócalo on national holidays. The attack culminated with an RBI single by Meneses.

In the seventh inning the Mexican advantage was extended by two more runs. A full-yard Arozarena hit allowed Alan Trejo to advance on goal and an Alex Verdugo fly to center field brought Alec Thomas into the pentagon.

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Randy, a Cuban-Mexican player trained by the Tijuana Toros, hit nine RBIs in the tournament, setting a new record for a tri-colored hitter in World Series Classic history. The previous number was held by Jorge Cantu, with eight in 2006, in five matches.

At the end of the fateful match, the ninth Canadian scored a run on four corners shot by Edouard Julien.

Mexico scored ten in the top of the eighth inning with a solo home run by Rudy Tellez, who reached his third RBI of the day.

José Urquide took the victory

in it Set upJosé Urquidi was credited with the win by pitching four innings, allowing two runs and six runs. He hitsHe was given a passport and prescribed five pieces of chocolate to him. Adrián Martínez excelled with 2.1 innings of empty-nester relief work.

Samuel Zazueta allowed a run in 0.1 Roles of action, before Cesar Vargas (0.1), Gerardo Reyes (1.0) and Jake Sanchez (1.0) brought the curtain down harmlessly to send Mexico into the quarterfinals, as leader of Group C, starting on Saturday at LoanDepot Park in Miami.

After the match, head coach Benjamin Gil expressed his feelings about the achievement of Mexico qualifying for the next round for the first time in 14 years.

Very happy with what has been achieved so far, but not at all satisfied. We have taken the first step, and we still have three more steps to goHe said he would begin the trip to Miami by examining Puerto Rico, which beat the Dominican Republic 5-2.

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He confirmed his intention to start Saturday with Julio Urias, though he will have to have a conversation with the Dodgers to determine what quota of infield the slugger will be allowed for that game, due to wear and tear midway through the preseason. In the major leagues.

Of course we are doing our best to win, but we will not hurt one of the biggest stars of our sportI notice.

I feel very happy, all the fans make me happy every time they clap for me and chant my name.Arozarena said. she is very beautiful. And also my gratitude that they gave me the opportunity and trusted me to be able to help them. I am very happy with my work and the work of all my colleagues, who are in excellent physical and emotional condition.celebrated a player who enthusiastically signed dozens of hats and balls during the seventh inning intermission.

Congratulations from AMLO

Before the match against Canada, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador congratulated the team on the victory over Great Britain. This isn't over until it's over. You don't have to trust yourself, you have to apply yourself well, as in everything, give it your all.He said.

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