Netherlands 7, USA 5
Two big inningws gave the Netherlands a 7-run boost and a lead that they would not give up as Team USA lost their second game of the World Cup/Pan Am tournament on Friday. US starter Matt Shoemaker pitched just 3 innings and was responsible for all 7 runs.
A walk, a single, and a 3-run homer provided the Netherlands with a 3-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning. Shoemaker hit a batter, but then retired the next three in order in the 2nd. But the Dutch struck again in the 3rd. Two walks and a single loaded the bases with one out. A triple cleared the bases, and a throwing error by the SS Andrew Garcia (White Sox) let the batter come around to score also, and the Netherlands had 7 runs.
Team USA took advantage of a throwing error by the Netherlands' sho...
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