Canada - 400 001 221 - 10 15 1 Mexico - 100 200 000 - 3 8 0Justin Morneau and Michael Saunders each had four hits (including two doubles), three RBI, and two runs scored. Taylor Green chipped in with three hits and three runs.
There was a bench-clearing brawl (gifs!) in the ninth inning that led to numerous ejections, including Mexico/Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves:
The fights erupted after Canada's Rene Tosoni was hit by a pitch from Arnold Leon with Canada leading 9-3 ... It was a wild scene, as chaotic as any on a major league field in recent years.Canada (1-1) plays the United States on Sunday at 4 PM.
After the sides were finally separated, a Canadian coach [Denis Boucher] was hit in the face with a water bottle thrown from the stands. Canadian player Cale Iorg threw it angrily back into the crowd. Several police officers came onto the field, and there were skirmishes in the seats.
Chris Leroux (Pirates) will start for Canada. He will be followed out of the bullpen by Andrew Albers (Twins).
Marco Estrada (Brewers) gets the ball for Mexico.
This is a must-win game for Canada (0-1), who was trounced by Italy yesterday 14-4.
Mexico (1-1) lost to Italy 6-5 on Thursday and beat the United States 5-2 last night.