Colombia won the first victory of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) by defeating Mexico after 10 matches.
Colombia won 5-4 against Mexico in the first round of Group C in the first round of the 2023 WBC held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, on the 12th (Korean time).
With the victory, Colombia rose to first place in Group C, while Mexico fell to last place.
The lead was made by Mexico. With 2nd out and 2nd base, Isaac Paredes hit an RBI timely hit to lead 1-0.
Colombia immediately launched a counterattack.
In the top of the 5th, Jorge Alfaro and Elias Dias hit back-to-back doubles to tie the game. In the continued second base, Renaldo Rodriguez hit a come-from-behind two-run homer and ran away 3-1.
The strength of Mexico was also great. In the bottom of the 5th inning, with 2 out and 2 base, Randy Arosarena fired a two-run four roll to balance the score 3-3.
Both teams traded 1 point each in the 7th inning. Colombia took the lead in the top of the 7th inning with 1 run on 2nd base by Rodriguez’s 1 RBI, and Alex Verdugo tied the game at the end of the 7th inning with 2 out and 1st and 3rd base, making it 4-4.
Both teams, who played a fierce game until the end of the game, could not decide the winner within the regular innings (9 innings), and headed to an overtime game. And it was Colombia who laughed at the end of the bloody battle.
Colombia, which started an attack in the top of the 10th inning, succeeded in scoring due to an error from the opponent on 2nd, 1st and 3rd base. When Gustavo Campero’s batted ball was not caught by the opposing shortstop, the runner on third base homered, making the score 5-4. Afterwards, Columbia reaped a valuable victory by blocking the bottom of the 10th inning without conceding.
On this day, Mexican starting pitcher Ace Urias struck out 6 in 5 innings, but gave up 3 runs, including a home run to Rodriguez.
In the first match of Group D held at Londippo Park in Miami, Florida, USA, Puerto Rico defeated Nicaragua 9-1 and won their first victory.
Puerto Rico, which had a large number of active major leaguers, succeeded in a big inning at the bottom of the 5th inning, which was 1-1, and seized the victory.
In the 1st out, 1st and 3rd base chances, Francisco Lindor scored 1 run with an infield hit, then Enrique Hernandez hit and connected it to a full base chance.
After that, MJ Melendez’s 2 RBIs and a timely hit, Emmanuel Rivera’s ground ball, and Javier Baez’s right-handed hit came out, scoring 4 points and running away to 6-1.토토사이트
Puerto Rico added 3 runs in the 7th inning, including 2 RBIs by Cristian Vazquez and a timely hit, putting a wedge in the game.
Taking the baton of Puerto Rico after his retirement from playing and competing in the WBC, Yadier Molina has taken satisfying first steps as a coach.