With the score tied and two outs, Alex Rios kept running from second base. He scored the go-ahead run without a play, and Puerto Rico rallied to oust Italy from the World Baseball Classic with a 4-3 win Wednesday in Miami.
The Puerto Ricans overcame a 3-0 deficit by scoring once in the sixth inning and three times in the eighth.
Rios crossed the plate standing up for the final run on Andy Gonzalez's grounder to shortstop, which Jack Santora backhanded before throwing wide to first for an infield hit.
Puerto Rico advanced to Friday's game against Thursday's winner between the United States and Dominican Republic
In the eighth, Carlos Beltran led off with a walk, took third on a Yadier Molina single and scored on Mike Aviles' ground out. Rios' single put runners at the corners, and Rios took second when Luis Figueroa hit a sacrifice fly.
Tony Snell scored 15 points, and No. 15 New Mexico (27-5) led from start to finish, defeating Wyoming 59-46 in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals in Las Vegas.
Defending champion Roger Federer rallied for a 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-5 win over Swiss countryman Stanislas Wawrinka to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Maria Kirilenko ousted Petra Kvitova 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the women's semifinals.