World Baseball Classic: Mexico bounces back from defeating Puerto Rico, reaches semi-finals

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March 17, 2023;  Miami, Florida, USA;  Mexico third baseman Isaac Paredes (17) scores after he hits a home run during the third inning against Puerto Rico at Londepot Park.  Mandatory credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Isaac Paredes was Mexico’s hero in the World Baseball Classic on Friday. (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)

The nightmarish start didn’t deter Mexico, and it now heads to the World Baseball Classic semifinals.

Mexico beat Puerto Rico 5-4 on Friday after falling behind 4-0 in the top of the first inning. It will face Japan on Monday in Miami (FS1).

This story will be updated with more information.

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