The United States kept alive its aspirations to win the Los Angeles baseball tournament. Tokyo 2020 Olympics, by defeating the Dominican Republic 3-1 this Wednesday in a duel decided by home runs.
In the same first inning against pitcher Denyi Reyes, the Americans defined the pass to the semifinal, by combining a walk to Tyler Autin and a home run to Triston Casas.
Our Dominican Republic team failed to beat the United States, but they will be fighting for the bronze medal on Friday. 🇩🇴🙏
Come on, you can! #MLBDominicana pic.twitter.com/Y3djzT7xq8
– MLB Dominicana (@MLBDominicana) August 4, 2021
In the fifth act, Austin kicked the ball through center field to extend the lead and support starter Scott Kazimir and four relievers. The Dominicans shook off the shutout at the last minute, with a home run by Charlie Valerio.
Americans they only linked three undisputed, but they were timely, somewhat different from the Caribbean, who with five hits left eight runners on bases.
They go for the Bronze.
The Dominican Republic will be fighting for the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in # Tokyo2020.
His rival will come out of the loser of the game between the United States and South Korea ⚾️🇩🇴 pic.twitter.com/KGDZzdBKuV
– Special Training ⚾️ (@FEBeisbol) August 4, 2021
The game was won by Kazimir, who hung five zeros with two hits. allowed and five strikeouts delivered, lost by Reyes and saved by Robertson.
This Thursday, in the semifinal, The United States will face South Korea.
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