United States 9
7:30 PM ET, March 15, 2009
|W:||R. Oswalt (1-0)|
|L:||R. VandenHurk (0-1)|
U.S. bounces back from loss to avoid elimination at WBC
MIAMI -- Baseball looked more like America's national pastime Sunday night.Team USA avoided elimination from the World Baseball Classic, beating the Netherlands 9-3 to ease the sting of a drubbing endured against Puerto Rico the night before.
Nelson: Bounce Back
The United States rebounded from an embarrassing loss to Puerto Rico to coast past the Netherlands, writes Amy K. Nelson. Story
• Four Americans had multihit games, six different players drove in runs, and seven different players scored for the U.S., which avoided elimination.
• The Netherlands suffered its second loss of Round 2 and was eliminated, finishing with a 2-4 record while being outscored 23-10 in six games.
• The United States will play the loser of Monday's Venezuela-Puerto Rico game on Tuesday.
-- ESPN research
|1st||D Wright hit sacrifice fly to right, B Roberts scored, D Jeter to third.||0||1|
|2nd||J Rollins homered to right, C Granderson scored.||0||3|
|4th||J Rollins tripled to deep center, C Iannetta scored.||0||4|
|4th||B Roberts tripled to deep center, J Rollins scored.||0||5|
|4th||K Youkilis grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, B Roberts scored, D Jeter out at second.||0||6|
|5th||J Rollins hit sacrifice fly to center, R Braun scored.||0||7|
|6th||A Dunn homered to center.||0||8|
|7th||Y de Caster doubled to right, S Schoop scored, E Kingsale to third.||1||8|
|8th||B Engelhardt homered to right.||2||8|
|8th||S Schoop hit sacrifice fly to right, D Rombley scored, S Adriana to second.||3||8|
|8th||B McCann doubled to deep left, K Youkilis scored.||3||9|
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|Weather:||75 degrees, clear|
|Umpires:||Home Plate - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Hitoshi Watarida, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Luis Ramirez|