Published: Fri, March 17, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Team USA Vs. Venezuela Live Stream

Team USA Vs. Venezuela Live Stream

Venezuela lost to the USA, 4-2, Wednesday, with Eric Hosmer hitting the tie-breaking two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning after Adam Jones, a graduate of Morse High School in Skyline Hills, homered leading off the inning. Here's where things get bittersweet for Cubs fans cheering for Team USA, because Adam Jones (who should be the new Captain America, by the way) greeted Rondon with a blast to left-center that cleared the wall and tied the game up 2-2. On the other side, Drew Smyly struck out 8 over 4.2 innings for Team USA, allowing an unearned run on three hits (it was one of those where the run should've been earned anyway, considering Smyly was the one to commit the error). Puerto Rico defeated the Dominican Republic 3-1 last night. He had to work out of a bases-loaded jam in the third but was otherwise sharp, striking out three and walking none in five scoreless innings.

At first, however, Venezuela players thought they were the team that had been knocked out.

The United States continues play in the World Baseball Classic in the second round as they face off against Venezuela tonight on MLB Network. Kinsler again singled with one out, and Odor's throwing error on what could have been another Jones double play ball put two United States runners on base.

Venezuela's Martin Prado ended the sixth with a groundout to Bregman. However, San Diego Padres prospect Jose Castillo struck out Christian Yelich and Nolan Arenado to end the threat. Carlos Gonzalez had led off the inning with a single, Smyly's error put runners on second and third and Ender Inciarte's ensuing fly ball to center scored the game's first run.

Venezuela will be back in action again Thursday against the Dominican Republic, which also lost its first game in the pool.

Mexico, Italy and Venezuela all finished 1-2 in the first round of pool play behind Puerto Rico, which went 3-0 to win Pool D. Mexico was eliminated on a tiebreaker - runs allowed per inning played.

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