Randy Aruzzarena hit two doubles and drove in five runs, while Rudy Tellez’s two home runs added two backup runs for Mexico, which advanced to the quarterfinals.
Canada had a chance to advance to the quarter-finals for the first time ever with a win, but were eliminated in the group stage for the fifth consecutive tournament.
The United States’ 3-2 victory over Colombia late in the evening signaled Canada’s exit. Had it been Colombia who had caused the defeat, the three nations would have finished 2-2.
The winner of the tiebreaker was the winner with the fewest runs allowed, divided by the number of successful defensive runs in games against the other tied teams. However, Canada was on the brink of losing 12-1 to the United States on Monday.
Mexico opened the tournament with a shock loss to Colombia in Group C at Chase Field. He recovered well with three straight wins against the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.
On Wednesday, Jose Urquidi allowed two runs in four innings and hit five at bats for the victory. Arosarina, the 2021 MLS Player of the Year with the Tampa Bay Rays, scored two touchdowns that launched the bases in the sixth inning to give Mexico a 6-2 lead.
Canada’s first batter, Edward Julien, had two hits, including a homer in the seventh inning. Receiver Bo Naylor also attended. Rob Zastrizny suffered the loss after giving up three runs in two sets.
Canada finished its tournament with a record of 2-2, with wins over Great Britain and Colombia. Another defeat for the Maple Leaf representatives came against the United States.
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