Mexico into World Baseball Classic semis as rally stuns Puerto Rico

Mexico staged a dramatic comeback to stun Puerto Rico 5-4 on Friday and arrange a semifinal showdown with Japan on the World Baseball Traditional.

In-form Puerto Rico stormed right into a 4-0 lead within the first inning after tormenting Mexico’s beginning pitcher Julio Urias with some ruthless hitting at Miami’s LoanDepot Park.

Emmanuel Rivera’s sacrifice fly scored Enrique Hernandez to place Puerto Rico 1-0 forward earlier than Javy Baez and Eddie Rosario launched back-to-back two-out homers to stretch the result in 4-0.

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