It was sought, it was dreamed and it was achieved! Mexico advances to the semifinals for the first time in the World Baseball Classic after beating Puerto Rico in quarterfinals. The victory came after a huge comeback from the Aztec ninth in the final innings. Crazy!
Mexico achieved the comeback against Puerto Rico and advances to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic
And it is that the Puerto Rican team went to the front on the board from the first inning with four runs against a hesitant Julio Urías. Puerto Rico took a 4-0 lead over Mexico in the first inning.
With the score against, Mexico’s pitching was key so that the advantage did not increase. Julio Urías was only present for the first four innings (sure by order of the Dodgers), but the relief from the bullpen was up to the task.
The somersault to make history and meet Japan in the semifinals
And already with 4-2 on the board, came a rally in the seventh of 3 races for Mexico’s comeback against Puerto Rico. A hit by Luis Urías brought the run with which Mexico turned the game around to advance to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic!
The one who dressed as a hero again was Randy Arozarena in the eighth inning, catching a ball that seemed to go loose and With that, he took away the chance for Puerto Rico to at least tie the game.
Now Mexico will face Japan in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic. Here below we leave you the information of when, at what time and where to watch the game live. Let’s go for the title!