Team USA began their experience in the Pan Am games with a definitive 20-2 win over the Dominican Republic this afternoon. The US got onto the scoreboard with a solo homer by lead-off batter CF Jordan Danks (White Sox) in the top of the 1st, and another run quickly followed. Team USA made it 4-0 with 2 runs in the 4th, then 8-0 with 4 runs in the 5th. C Tuffy Gosewisch (Phillies) added a 2-run homer in the top of the 7th. The Dominican team scored their only two runs in the bottom of the 7th, both unearned
Then Team USA exploded in the top of the 8th, scoring a total of 10 runs. RF Brett Carroll (Red Sox) hit a 2-run homer, and PH/1B Jim Gallagher (White Sox) hit a grand slam. The game was ended after the 8th inning, due to international rules -- the US was ahead by more than 10 ...
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