Clásico Mundial de Béisbol (3.8.2013)

  • Mexico's Sergio Romo (54) gets a high-five from Adrian Gonzalez as they celebrate with teammates Karim Garcia (95), Luis Alfonso Garcia, and others after a World Baseball Classic baseball game against the United States on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Phoenix. Mexico defeated the United States 5-2. Ross D. Franklin / AP

  • Mexico's Eduardo Arredondo (14) is congratulated by teammates, including Walter Ibarra, right, and others, during a World Baseball Classic baseball game against the United States on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Phoenix. Mexico defeated the United States 5-2. Ross D. Franklin / AP

  • Mexico's Adrian Gonzalez (23) congratulates teammate Eduardo Arredondo after he scores a run against the United States during a World Baseball Classic baseball game on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Phoenix. Mexico defeated the United States 5-2. Ross D. Franklin / AP

  • Mexico's Jorge Cantu connects for a double against the United States in the eighth inning of a World Baseball Classic baseball game on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Phoenix. Mexico defeated the United States 5-2. Ross D. Franklin / AP

  • Mexico's Adrian Gonzalez takes a swing at a pitch in the fifth inning during a World Baseball Classic baseball game as United States' J.P. Arencibia looks on on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Phoenix. Gonzalez had a home run and three walks on the night, and Mexico defeated the United States 5-2. Ross D. Franklin / AP

  • United States' Adam Jones (10) is forced out at second by Mexico's Gil Velazquez (21) as teammate Ramiro Pena (19) looks on in the fifth inning during a World Baseball Classic baseball game on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Phoenix. Mexico defeated the United States 5-2. Ross D. Franklin / AP

  • El jugador Yunesky Sánchez (i) de España discute con Yadier Molina (d) de Puerto Rico, en el marco del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013, en San Juan (Puerto Rico). Puerto Rico ganó 3-0. THAIS LLORCA / EFE

  • El puertorriqueño Yadier Molina batea en el juego contra España, en el marco del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013, en San Juan (Puerto Rico). Puerto Rico ganó 3-0. THAIS LLORCA / EFE

  • El equipo de España se reúne en el montículo, durante juego contra Puerto Rico, en el marco del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013, en San Juan (Puerto Rico). Puerto Rico ganó 3-0. THAIS LLORCA / EFE

  • El puertorriqueño Alexis Ríos recibe un pelotazo, durante su turno al bate en el juego contra España, en el marco del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013, en San Juan (Puerto Rico). Puerto Rico ganó 3-0. THAIS LLORCA / EFE

  • El jugador Yasser Gómez (d) de España es eliminado en segunda base por el puertorriqueño Carlos Rivera (i), en el marco del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013, en San Juan (Puerto Rico). Puerto Rico ganó 3-0. THAIS LLORCA / EFE

  • El jugador Yunesky Sánchez (d) de España batea ante Puerto Rico, en el marco del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013, en San Juan (Puerto Rico). THAIS LLORCA / EFE

  • El jugador Yasser Gómez (d) de España es eliminado en segunda base por el puertorriqueño Carlos Rivera (i), en el marco del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013, en San Juan (Puerto Rico). Puerto Rico ganó 3-0. THAIS LLORCA / EFE

  • El jugador Yunesky Sánchez (i) de España discute con Yadier Molina (d) de Puerto Rico, en el marco del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013, en San Juan (Puerto Rico). THAIS LLORCA / EFE

  • El puertorriqueño Irvin Falú (d) trata de robar base ante la defensa de Bárbaro Cañizares (i) de España, en el marco del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013, en San Juan (Puerto Rico). THAIS LLORCA / EFE

  • El jugador de España Sergio Pérez lanza contra Puerto Rico, en el marco del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013, en San Juan (Puerto Rico). THAIS LLORCA / EFE

  • Players of Italy celebrate around Mario Chiarini #45 (C) after he had the game winning RBI single against Canada during the eighth inning of the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Italy defeated Canada 14-4 by mercy rule in eight innings. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

  • Drew Butera #41 of Italy hits a two RBI double against Canada during the seventh inning of the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Italy won 14-4. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

  • Pete Orr #4 of Canada lays on the field after being forced out at second base during the eighth inning of the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game against Italy at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Italy won 14-4. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

  • Infielder Nick Punto #8 of Italy throws over Pete Orr #4 of Canada to complete a double play during the eighth inning of the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Italy won 14-4. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

  • Chris Colabello #25 and Pat Venditte #20 of Italy celebrate after Mario Chiarini #45 (not pictured) hit the game winning RBI single against Canada during the eighth inning of the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Italy defeated Canada 14-4 by mercy rule in eight innings. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

  • Chris Denorfia #11 of Italy hits a double against Canada during the fourth inning of the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Italy won 14-4. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

  • Infielder Pete Orr #4 of Canada throws over the sliding Mike Costanzo #4 of Italy to complete a double play during the fifth inning of the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Italy won 14-4. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

  • Outfielder Tyson Gillies #24 of Canada makes a diving catch against Italy during the fifth inning of the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Italy won 14-4. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

  • Italy's Anthony Granato beats the tag at second by Canada shortstop Cale Lorg during a pickoff attempt in the third inning of a World Baseball Classic game Friday, March 8, 2013, in Phoenix. Italy won 14-4. Charlie Riedel / AP

  • Infielder Joey Votto #19 of Canada warms up during batting practice before the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game against Italy at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

  • Cale Iorg #16 of Canada takes batting practice before the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game against Italy at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

  • A fan buys tickets to the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game between Italy and Canada at Chase Field on March 8, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

  • Loas jugadores de Japón Sho Nakata (d) y Koji Yamamoto (i) celebran su victoria durante la cuarta entrada de un partido de la segunda ronda del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol (World Baseball Classic) disputado entre Taiwán y Japón en el estadio Tokio Dome hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013 en Tokio (Japón). Japón ganó 4-3 en 10 entradas. KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EFE

  • El jugador japonés Hirokazu Ibata batea la bola durante la cuarta entrada de un partido de la segunda ronda del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol (World Baseball Classic) disputado entre Taiwán y Japón en el estadio Tokio Dome hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013 en Tokio (Japón). E Japón ganó 4-3 en 10 entradas. KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EFE

  • El parador en corto taiwanés Lin Chih-Sheng (izq) toca al corredor japonés Hirokazu Ibata sobre la segunda base durante la primera entrada de un partido de la segunda ronda del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol (World Baseball Classic) disputado contra Taiwán en el estadio Tokio Dome hoy, viernes 8 de marzo de 2013 en Tokio (Japón). Japón ganó 4-3 en 10 entradas. KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EFE

  • Hung-Yu Lin # 11 of Chinese Taipei slides safely into second base as Hirokazu Ibata # 3 of Japan looks at first base in the second inning during the World Baseball Classic Second Round Pool 1 game between Japan and Chinese Taipei at Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Japan won 4-3 in 10 innings. Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

  • Japan's infielder Hayato Sakamoto (L) tags out Taiwan's Peng Cheng-Min (R) during the fifth inning of their second-round Pool 1 game in the World Baseball Classic tournament at Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013. Japan won 4-3 in 10 innings. KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP/Getty Images

  • Taiwan's Peng Cheng-Min makes a timely single hit against Japan during the fifth inning of their second-round Pool 1 game in the World Baseball Classic tournament at the Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013. Japan won 4-3 in 10 innings. KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP/Getty Images

  • Taiwan's infielder Chen Yung-Chi tags out Japan's Seiichi Uchikawa (R) during the first inning of their second-round Pool 1 game in the World Baseball Classic tournament at Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013. Japan won 4-3 in 10 innings. KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP/Getty Images

  • Taiwan's infielder Lin Chih-Sheng (L) tries to tag put against Japan's Seiichi Uchikawa (R) during the first inning of their second-round Pool 1 game in the World Baseball Classic tournament at Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013. Japan won 4-3 in 10 innings. KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP/Getty Images

  • Taiwan's catcher Lin Hung-Yu bats a single against Japan during the second inning of their second-round Pool 1 game in the World Baseball Classic tournament at Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013. Japan won 4-3 in 10 innings. KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP/Getty Images

  • Chih-Sheng Lin # 31 of Chinese Taipei tags out Hirokazu Ibata # 3 of Japan as he slides into second base in the first inning during the World Baseball Classic Second Round Pool 1 game between Japan and Chinese Taipei at Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Japan won 4-3 in 10 innings. Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

  • Chih-Sheng Lin # 31 of Chinese Taipei tags out Hirokazu Ibata # 3 of Japan as he slides into second base in the first inning during the World Baseball Classic Second Round Pool 1 game between Japan and Chinese Taipei at Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Japan won 4-3 in 10 innings. Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

  • Starting Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang #40 of Chinese Taipei pitchers during the World Baseball Classic Second Round Pool 1 game between Japan and Chinese Taipei at Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Koji Watanabe / Getty Images

  • Taiwan's starter Wang Chien-ming delivers a pitch against Japan in the first inning of their World Baseball Classic second round game at Tokyo Doe in Tokyo Friday, March 8, 2013. Toru Takahashi / AP

  • Japan's starter Atsushi Nomi delivers a pitch against Taiwan in the first inning of their World Baseball Classic second round game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo Friday, March 8, 2013. Toru Takahashi / AP