Puerto Rico Continues to Roll Against Mexico

In the World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico claimed yet another W. After their ruthless shellacking of Venezuela in which the mercy rule was invoked, Puerto Rico came into the game a proven force to be reckoned with. Mexico was ready to rebound after a tough loss to Italy where they blew a 4 run lead in one inning. Puerto Rico jumped out to an early 5-1 lead with a series of scores featuring two Francisco Lindor home runs. Mexico rallied for 4 runs in the 7th, but were never able to tie it up. After Yadier Molina singled home two runs and Javier Baez homered for three, the Mexicans had a steep slope to climb. They didn’t score again, and Puerto Rico won 9-4. The loss knocked Mexico out of contention for the 2nd round. Puerto Rico takes on Italy on Sunday.

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