Petit, 4 Other Arizona Pitchers Hold Off Mexico
HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) -- Arizona starter Yusmeiro Petit gave up a run in three innings and Mexico was limited to just four hits overall Friday in a 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Solo homers by Jorge Cantu and Miguel Ojeda provided the only runs for Mexico's World Baseball Classic squad. It was Cantu's second homer off Arizona pitching in two games. He had a grand slam and six RBIs in Mexico's 19-4 rout of the Diamondbacks in Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday night.
Petit struck out four and didn't walk a batter. Cesar Valdez gave up a hit in three scoreless innings in relief of the Arizona starter.
Evan Frey was 2-for-2 with two RBIs for the Diamondbacks. Arizona regulars Mark Reynolds and Miguel Montero each had a pair of hits.
Arizona splits the series 1-1