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.
|Atlanta||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Washington - J. Zimmermann||6:05 PM|
|Philadelphia - A. Burnett|
|Chicago WSox - H. Noesi||6:05 PM|
|Cleveland - C. Kluber|
|NY Yankees - H. Kuroda||6:05 PM|
|Baltimore - M. Gonzalez|
|Pittsburgh - J. Locke||6:10 PM|
|Cincinnati - M. Latos|
|Miami - H. Alvarez||6:10 PM|
|NY Mets - Z. Wheeler|
|Toronto - M. Buehrle||6:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - C. Archer|
|LA Angels - G. Richards||7:05 PM|
|Texas - N. Tepesch|
|St. Louis - J. Kelly||7:10 PM|
|Milwaukee - Y. Gallardo|
|Boston - J. Lackey||7:10 PM|
|Houston - S. Feldman|
|Detroit - A. Sanchez||7:10 PM|
|Kansas City - D. Duffy|
|Minnesota - K. Johnson||7:40 PM|
|Colorado - J. De La Rosa|
|San Diego - J. Hahn||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - D. Haren|
|Oakland - J. Samardzija||9:10 PM|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez|
|Arizona - M. Bolsinger||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - T. Lincecum|
|Calgary||7/12/14 5:30 PM|
|Brt Columbia||7/12/14 8:30 PM|
|Edmonton||7/17/14 7:30 PM|
|Toronto||7/18/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||7/18/14 9:00 PM|
|Montreal||7/19/14 6:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||6:30 PM|
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