The spectacular clash between two baseball players in Mexico vs Dominican Republic in Tokyo 2020

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Baseball - Men - Opening Round - Group A - Mexico v Dominican Republic - Yokohama Baseball Stadium, Yokohama, Japan - July 30, 2021. Gustavo Nunez of the Dominican Republic and Julio Rodriguez of the Dominican Republic collide as they catch a ball. REUTERS / Jorge Silva

Gustavo Núñez and Julio Rodríguez from the Dominican Republic baseball team. | REUTERS / Jorge Silva

Gustavo Núñez and Julio Rodríguez from the Dominican Republic starred in the scene that was marked in the opening match of Olympic baseball in Tokyo 2020 between Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

It was in the third inning when the Mexican Issac Rodríguez hit a ball that sent to the right field causing the Dominican players to rush in their search without communicating. The result: a strong clash that ended with both on the diamond turf.

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - JULY 30: Julio Yamel Rodriguez Reyes # 18 of Team Dominican Republic throws the ball to the infield after collididing with Gustavo Nunez Castillo # 2 in the third inning during the baseball opening round Group A game on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe / Getty Images)

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – JULY 30: Julio Yamel Rodriguez Reyes # 18 of Team Dominican Republic throws the ball to the infield after collididing with Gustavo Nunez Castillo # 2 in the third inning during the baseball opening round Group A game on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe / Getty Images)

The medical aid had to start when noticing that neither of them got up after the impact, but after minutes it was determined that neither left the field of play and the game was resumed.

Dominican Republic & # 39; s center fielder Emilio Bonifacio (C) comforts second baseman Gustavo Nunez (bottom L) after collided with right fielder Julio Rodriguez (bottom R) while catching a pop fly by Mexico & # 39; s Ramiro Pena (not in photo ) during the third inning of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games baseball opening round group A game between Mexico and Dominican Republic at Yokohama Baseball Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, on July 30, 2021. (Photo by KAZUHIRO FUJIHARA / AFP) (Photo by KAZUHIRO FUJIHARA / AFP via Getty Images)

Photo: KAZUHIRO FUJIHARA / AFP via Getty Images

The match ended in a defeat for the Mexicans in their Olympic Games debut with a score of one run to zero.

Drama to the end

The Mexico team, led by manager Benjamín Gil and gunboat Adrián González, had an unfortunate night, wasting repeatedly the chances to tie.

Teddy stankiewicz, Mexico’s starting pitcher, had a solid performance allowing only one run before leaving in the fifth inning.

Mexico & # 39; s Isaac Rodriguez (R) falls after being collided with Dominican Republic & # 39; s pitcher Ramon Rosso (L) at the first base during the sixth inning of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games baseball opening round group A game between Mexico and Dominican Republic at Yokohama Baseball Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, on July 30, 2021. (Photo by KAZUHIRO FUJIHARA / AFP) (Photo by KAZUHIRO FUJIHARA / AFP via Getty Images)

Photo: KAZUHIRO FUJIHARA / AFP via Getty Images

On offense, Mexico finished with 4 hits, but the timely hit missed several times.

In the third inning, receiver Alí Solís hit the first hit of the Mexican offense. A historic hit by being the first hit in the history of Mexico in the Olympic Games. However, the offense did not seize the moment.

In the fifth inning, former MLB star Melky Cabrera boosted Charlie Valentino to give his country the lead.

The tie seemed to come for Mexico in the sixth inning, when after a fly ball, Isaac Rodríguez ran home and It was declared out by the judge.

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - JULY 30: Daniel Espinosa # 18 of Team Mexico throws to first base to finish the double play as Erick Mejia Buret # 6 of Team Dominican Republic slides into second base too late in the sixth inning during the baseball opening round Group A game on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe / Getty Images)

Photo: Koji Watanabe / Getty Images

The play was so close that it required a review to confirm that indeed the Mexican runner had not scored, but the officials did not change their decision and the game remained 1-0.

Mexico had their second clear chance to tie the game in the eighth inning, when they had a runner on third with just one out, but unfortunately the batters were unable to push in the run.

In the end, in the ninth, González, Espinosa and Navarro, Mexico’s power hitters, could not even things out and the Dominican Republic closer, Luis Castillo, retired them in order, sentencing the match.

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - JULY 30: Charlie Valerio # 7 of Team Dominican Republic celebrates with teammates after scoring in the fifth inning against Team Dominican Republic during the baseball opening round Group A game on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe / Getty Images)

Photo: Koji Watanabe / Getty Images

When does the Mexican Baseball National Team play again?

The second baseball game for Mexico will be this July 30 at 10:00 p.m. CDMX before the selection of Japan. (With information from Animal MX)

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