WBC: Italy 6, Mexico 5

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 7 (UPI) -- Anthony Rizzo doubled home two runs on a misplayed fly ball in the ninth inning Thursday to give Italy a 6-5 win over Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.

MLB: San Diego 5, Washington 4

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick's ninth-inning infield single drove in the go-ahead run Sunday and the San Diego Padres edged Washington 5-4.

MLB: San Diego 4, Arizona 3

SAN DIEGO, May 8 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu finished off a four-run first with a three-run homer Sunday and San Diego made that lead stand up for a 4-3 victory over Arizona.

MLB: Texas 4, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu blasted his first homer as a Ranger Saturday, breaking an eighth-inning tie and handing Texas a division crown with a 4-3 win over Oakland.

MLB: Florida 5, Colorado 2

MIAMI, July 21 (UPI) -- Ricky Nolasco was staked to an early five-run lead Wednesday and he struck out eight in eight innings while lifting Florida to a 5-2 victory over Colorado.

MLB: Florida 7, New York Mets 6

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, June 29 (UPI) -- Dan Uggla's ninth-inning single drove in the winning run Tuesday to give the Florida Marlins a 7-6 win over the New York Mets in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

MLB: Florida 7, Baltimore 5

BALTIMORE, June 23 (UPI) -- Two-run homers by Gaby Sanchez and Jorge Cantu helped bring Florida a 7-5 win over Baltimore Wednesday in the successful debut of Manager Edwin Rodriguez.

MLB: Florida 6, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu and Wes Helms each blasted sixth-inning home runs Sunday in the Florida Marlins' 6-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Florida 6, Milwaukee 4

MIAMI, June 1 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu and Ronny Paulino combined to knock in three runs during a seventh-inning rally Tuesday, giving the Florida Marlins a 6-4 win over Milwaukee.

MLB: Florida 7, New York Mets 5

MIAMI, May 15 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu stroked a go-ahead RBI double and collected three hits Saturday to pace the Florida Marlins' 7-5 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Florida 4, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- An eighth-inning single by Gaby Sanchez drove in the go-ahead run Friday and Florida held on to defeat Washington 4-2.

MLB: Florida 7, Washington 1

MIAMI, May 1 (UPI) -- Chris Volstad twirled a four-hit complete game Saturday to lift the Florida Marlins to a 7-1 decision over Washington.

MLB: Florida 4, Colorado 1

DENVER, April 24 (UPI) -- Ricky Nolasco hurled eight innings of one-run ball Saturday as the Florida Marlins downed Colorado 4-1 in the first game of a doubleheader.

MLB: Florida 5, Houston 1

HOUSTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu hit safely in his 20th straight game and scored twice Thursday, helping Florida get past Houston 5-1.

MLB: Florida 5, Philadelphia 1

PHILADELPHIA, April 17 (UPI) -- Ricky Nolasco hurled a complete game, shutting Philadelphia down on five hits and lifting the Florida Marlins to a 5-1 win over the Phillies.
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Jorge Cantu
Team Mexico's second baseman Jorge Cantu makes an off balance play against Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic game in Phoenix, AZ on March 9, 2006. (UPI Photo/Will Powers)

Jorge Luís Cantú Guzmán (born January 30, 1982, in McAllen, Texas) is a Major League Baseball first baseman/third baseman with the San Diego Padres.

Cantú bats and throws right-handed. He was born in McAllen, Texas, and makes his home in nearby Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Cantú was spotted by a scout while playing in a Junior Olympic tournament in Mexico City while in high school, and offered a contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at age 16. In 2003, Cantú played for the Mexican national team in the regional Olympic qualifying tournament. His team defeated the U.S. team, eliminating them from the 2004 summer games in Athens.

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