(Miami) Otto Lopez hit a three-run homer on Tuesday, helping Canada beat Colombia 5-0 at the World Baseball Classic.

Lopez punctuated the scoring with his long ball in the ninth.

He also hit a triple and finished the match with two runs scored.

Édouard Julien collected two singles and a double.

Noah Skirrow did well in five innings and the Canadian pitchers bounced back the day after the Americans were beaten 12-1, giving up just five hits and one walk.

First baseman Freddie Freeman left in fourth with a back thigh injury.

The star player of the Los Angeles Dodgers had appeared inconvenienced an inning earlier, after hitting a candle.

Canada improved to 2-1 in Group C, while Colombia are 1-2.

In Miami, Eugenio Suarez and Anthony Santander hit two hits apiece and Venezuela defeated Nicaragua 4-1 to maintain a perfect 3-0 record.

Nicaragua finished the tournament 0-4, having been outscored 22-4 in points.