The Mexican team finished their World Cup of Baseball participation on a high note. They defeated host Chinese Taipei 6-4. They had started the tournament 0-3, won the next four and reached the final round after the punishment for Panama. They lost to Cuba and Australia on their way into the game for seventh place. Taiwan had an realtivly easy preliminary round, but took four straight defeats to be ranked eighth in the event.
Mexico opened the scoring in the second frame with three runs and build up a 5-1 advantage until the eighth. Chinese Taipei rallied in the bottom half of the eighth for three runs, though they could not tie the contest.
Jose FELIX had two hits and two RBI.
Juan DELGADILLO (W 2-1) pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks. He struck out seven.
Chih Long HUANG (L 1-1) gave up four hits, three runs and one base on balls in two innings.
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