USA 2, Australia 1
US starter Drew Smyly (Tigers) and Australian starter Clayton Tanner dueled through 5 scoreless innings this afternoon in World Cup/Pan Am tournament play. Tanner allowed Team USA 4 hits scattered over the first 5 innings, while Smyly gave the Australians 4 hits in return. Australia had 2 batters on base in the 4th after a pair of 2-out singles, but a grounder force out at second base ended the inning. Jeff Beliveau (Cubs) relieved Smyly to begin the top of the 6th, and he also kept the Australians scoreless with a 1-2-3 inning.
Finally in the bottom of the 6th, Team USA cracked the scoreboard with two unearned runs. CF AJ Pollock (Diamondbacks) led off by reaching on a fielding error at third base. A sacrifice bunt moved Pollock to second base, then score...
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