ILLINOIS 6 TEXAS 1
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. ó Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicagoís Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night.
Chicago will face the loser of todayís game between Las Vegas and Philadelphia on Thursday night. Pearland has been eliminated.
Houston threw 67 pitches and gave up just four hits before Marquis Jackson relieved him in the sixth.
Chicago backed its starter with two three-run innings.
MEXICO 11 VENEZUELA 1
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. ó Juan Garza pitched five strong innings to lead Mexico past Venezuela 11-1 on Tuesday in a Little League World Series elimination game.
Garza gave up one run and four hits while striking out six in a game that was called due to the mercy rule after Mexico scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to up by 10. Garza also hit a solo homer leading off the bottom of the first inning.
Ruy Martinez had three hits and three RBIs for Mexico and Daniel Quiroz also had three hits with two RBIs.
Mexico advanced to a matchup Thursday against the winner of the South Korea-Japan game.
TENNESSEE 12 CANADA 9
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. ó Sam Slaughter homered twice and drove in six runs to help Nashville, Tennessee, beat Canada 12-9 in a consolation game Tuesday at the Little League World Series.
The catcher hit three-run homers in the first and fifth innings, while third baseman Blake Money hit a solo shot in the fifth.
Canada scored five runs in the sixth inning, but its comeback attempt came up short.
Both teams Little League World Seriesí runs came to an end, as they were eliminated from contention last Saturday.
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