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Canada falls to Mexico at Little League World Series

Canada's Emma March hits a fielder's choice during the fourth inning of an International pool play baseball game against Mexico at the Little League World Series, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in South Williamsport, Pa.)

Matt Slocum/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.

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Canada added two runs in the fifth.

Next up for Mexico will be the winner of the Venezuela-Japan game.

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