(Phoenix) Otto Lopez hit a three-run home run Tuesday as Canada beat Colombia 5-0 in the World Baseball Classic.
Lopez scored with his long pass in the ninth.
He also hit a triple and ended the match with two runs scored.
Édouard Julien collected two singles and a double.
Noah Skirrow did well through five innings and the Canadian pitchers rallied a day after the Americans were outscored 12-1, giving up just five hits and a walk.
First baseman Freddie Freeman left at fourth with a back thigh injury.
The star player for the Los Angeles Dodgers looked troubled an inning earlier after hitting a candle.
“There was stiffness, so we pulled him out of the game as a precaution,” said Canada coach Ernie Whitt. Let’s wait for the opinion of the doctors and the Dodgers. His health is the priority. »
Whitt said Freeman was unlikely to face Mexico on Wednesday.
Canada improved to 2-1 in Group C while Colombia are 1-2.
Venezuela 4 – Nicaragua 1
In Miami, Eugenio Suarez and Anthony Santander each hit two as Venezuela defeated Nicaragua 4-1 to maintain a perfect 3-0 record.
Nicaragua finished the tournament 0–4, having been beaten 22–4 on points.