USA moves past Canada advances to second round of World Baseball Classic USA TODAY

“Nolan Arenado hits a home run in the second i
ing against Canada. (Photo: Logan Bowles, USA TODAY Sports)
MIAMI u2013 Breaking down Sundayu2019s Pool C game of the World Baseball Classic between Canada and the United States.
United States 8, Canada 0:
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The game: The potent U.S. lineup pounded out seven runs in the first two i
ings and the Americans went on to cruise to a victory that secured their berth in the second round.
A loss would have forced Team USA to play a Monday tiebreaker against Colombia, but the outcome of this game was not in doubt for long.
The U.S. jumped right away on Canadau2019s Ryan Dempster, who was starting for the second time in four days after not pitching professionally since 2013. He was shaky against the Dominican Republic on Thursday and eminently hittable Sunday, failing to make it out of the first i
ing. Eric Hosmeru2019s two-run double was the key blow in a three-run first in which the Americans batted around and knocked out Dempster after just one out.
Nolan Arenado touched lefty Andrew Albers for a three-run homer in the second as the U.S. extended its lead to 7-0.
That took some pressure off left-hander Da
y Duffy, who gave up two hits in four sparkling i
ings.”

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