Phoenix, Ariz. Justin Morneau and Michael Saunders each had four hits and three RBI as Canada defeated Mexico, 10-3, in the World Baseball Classic.
However, the real story of this contest happened in the top of the ninth inning, when Mexico pitcher Arnold Leon hit Canada's Rene Tosoni to start a brawl between the two teams.
Before the incident, Leon threw a pitch behind Tosoni and the umpires warned both teams. Tosoni -- a former Twins outfielder now in the Milwaukee organization -- was hit by the next pitch, and both benches immediately cleared.
As the two teams brawled, fights in the stands ensued as well. As a result, Leon, Tosoni and Mexico manager Rick Renteria were ejected from the game.
After the brawl occurred, Canada pitching coach Denis Boucher was hit in the face with a water bottle from the stands, prompting shortstop Cale Iorg to throw the bottle back into the stands.
Taylor Green went 3-for-5 and scored three times for Canada, who recorded 15 hits in the game.
Starting pitcher Chris Leroux (1-0) allowed one unearned run on two hits over three innings. Canada will face Team USA on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.
Eduardo Arredondo, Edgar Gonzalez and Gil Velazquez scored runs for Mexico, which went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Mexico's starting pitcher Marco Estrada (0-1) was battered, giving up four runs off seven hits over three innings.
|Chicago WSox - LP: Z. Duke||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: J. Soria||2|
|San Diego - WP: J. Shields||5||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: B. Schlitter||4|
|Philadelphia - LP: S. O Sullivan||2||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: M. Scherzer||7|
|Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson||3||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: V. Worley||6|
|Atlanta - WP: C. Martin||8||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: B. Cecil||7|
|Miami - LP: B. Hand||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||4|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz||2||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: K. Uehara||3|
|NY Yankees - WP: D. Betances||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: K. Jepsen||4|
|LA Angels - WP: C. Ramos||6||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||3|
|Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw||2||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: B. Boyer||3|
|Oakland - LP: D. Otero||4||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: W. Davis||6|
|Cincinnati - LP: J. Cueto||1||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Wacha||6|
|Colorado - LP: K. Kendrick||3||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||7|
|Texas - WP: Y. Gallardo||3||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: J. Happ||1|
|Arizona - WP: J. Collmenter||9||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: J. Peavy||0|
|Red Bull New York||2|