Temple's three-run homer sparks Canada in opener

Updated: August 18, 2007, 9:30 PM ET
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Despite what the score says, Canada didn't exactly run away with an opening win over Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Canada won 13-5, but didn't break away until late.

Jackson Temple hit a three-run homer and British Columbia (1-0) broke a tie with an eight-run fifth inning to defeat Saudi Arabia (0-1).

Temple homered to center, just in front a small brick wall beyond the fences. He took a short hop and a skip before jumping on home plate as teammates patted him on the helmet.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this story.