Alex Rios blasted a two-run homer and Mike Aviles hit an RBI single as Puerto Rico upset two-time defending champion Japan 3-1 in the semi-finals of the World Baseball Classic.
Mike Aviles of Puerto Rico hits an RBI single during their World Baseball Classic game against Japan on March 17, 2013. Aviles batted two-for-three and scored a run for Puerto Rico who advanced to their first WBC final.
Aviles batted two-for-three Sunday and scored a run for Puerto Rico who managed to hold off an eighth-inning rally by the Japanese to reach their first World Baseball Classic final.
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