Mexico finished Group C of the World Baseball Classic with three straight wins, clinching first place and a spot in the quarterfinals with Wednesday afternoon’s 10-3 win over Canada at Chase Field.
After the win, the team emptied the dugout and saluted the crowd of 17,245, waving their red caps.
Randy Arozarena, a native of Cuba who became a Mexican citizen last year after having been in the country since 2015, cleared the bases with a double in the top of the sixth inning for the big hit of the game and drove in five runs total.
Mexico defeated the U.S. 11-5, Great Britain 2-1, and Canada after a 10-inning, 5-4 loss to Colombia on Saturday, March 11th. Mexico will next play Group D runner-up Puerto Rico in Miami this Friday, March 17th.
Mexico ♥️ Randy Arozarena. 6-2 after his bases-loaded double. pic.twitter.com/EClXBpEteU— José M. Romero (@RomeroJoseM) March 15, 2023
The only team to shut down Randy Arozarena was Great Britain. But he left Phoenix going 7 for 14 with a team-high nine runs batted in. Arozarena also scored six runs and hit five doubles.
Source: El Universal