Two 3-run innings gave Canada the win over Team USA, and put the US on the edge of being eliminated from the World Cup/Pan Am tournament.
Starter and former Pirate farmhand Todd Redmond retired the first three batters he faced in order, but quickly got into trouble in the top of the 2nd. A lead-off walk, a single, and a 3-run homer gave Canada a 3-0 lead. Redmond gave up one hit (a double) over the next two innings, but loaded the bases in the 5th on a double and two walks with one out. He got out of that jam with a foul pop out and a fielder's choice. Redmond exited the game in the 6th after a single and two outs. Reliever Pete Andrelczyk (Marlins) finished that inning, then with two outs in the 7th, he loaded the bases on a double and two walks (one intentional). Royce Ring (Red Sox) came on in relief to finish that inning.
Chuckie Fick (Cardinals) pitched a scoreless 8th for Team USA, allowing one base runner on a hit batter. Randy Williams (Red So...
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