USA  11,  Panama  0

US starter Drew Smyly (Tigers) pitched 6 shutout innings to earn the win over Panama in the Pan Am tournament on Friday afternoon.  Smyly allowed just 4 hits and one walk, while striking out 4 batters.  Reliever Matt Shoemaker (Angels) pitched the 7th inning, also scoreless, and allowed one hit and one walk.

The game lasted 7 innings because Team USA was leading by more than 10 runs after those 7 innings.  Pirates' SS Jordy Mercer contributed 3 hits and an RBI to the team effort, and scored 2 runs.  The scoring began in the bottom of the 1st.  With one out, Mercer started the rally with a single into center, and he moved to second base on a passed ball.  An error at second base and a walk loaded the bases.  DH Matt Clark (Padres) also walked, forcing in Mercer, th...

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