SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Terance Marin pitched six strong innings and Mexico beat the Dominican Republic 5-4 on Saturday to advance to the Caribbean Series final.
Looking for its third consecutive title and fourth in five years, Mexico (3-2) faces on Sunday the winner of the late Venezuela-Cuba game.
Marin (2-0) allowed two runs on five hits, with three strikeouts and one walk. Ali Solis drove in two runs, Jose Manuel Rodriguez scored twice and Jay Jackson recorded his first save of the tournament.
Mexico took a 3-0 lead in the second inning against Elih Villanueva (0-1), who allowed four runs -- one earned-- on six hits and one walk.
Philadelphia Phillies prospect Maikel Franco doubled and singled in four at-bats for the Dominican Republic. He also stranded two runners.