SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Juan Garza's play from the mound and the plate helped Mexico edge Canada 4-3 Friday in the Little League World Series.
After Canada tied the game 1-1 in the top of the third inning, Mexico's Luis Rodriguez hit a two-run shot to right field. The third baseman went 3-for-3 on the day, adding a single and a double.
Garza added a double in the fourth inning, bringing in Miguel De La Guente for a three-run advantage. He held the Canadians in check with nine strikeouts, allowing two hits in four innings.
Canada added two runs in the fifth.
Next up for Mexico will be the winner of the Venezuela-Japan game.