USA 12,  Cuba 10

Team USA advances to the Gold Medal competition in the Pan Am games tomorrow with a win today over the Cuban team.  That means that Cuba will not go on to play for the Gold Medal -- for the first time in over 60 years-- and the first time since 1967 that Cuba will not come out of the tournament with the Gold.

Team USA jumped out to the early lead with 5 runs in the top of the 2nd game, then added 2 more runs in the 3rd inning for a 7-0 lead.  Another big inning in the 4th gave the US 5 more runs.  SS Jordy Mercer doubled in 2 runs, dropped down two sacrifice bunts, and scored 2 runs.  Both CF Jordan Danks (White Sox) and RF Brett Carroll (Red Sox) had two hits each.  Besides Mercer, 1B Jim Gallagher (White Sox) and C Tuffy Gosewisch (Phillies) also drove in two runs ...

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