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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