United States - 000 200 034 - 9 14 1 Canada - 020 001 010 - 4 9 2Adam Jones's two-run double in the eighth gave the US its first lead of the game. After Canada closed to within a run in its half of the eighth, Eric Hosmer added some insurance with a three-run double in the ninth.
Michael Saunders, who hit .727 in three games (8-for-11), belted a two-run homer in the second inning. Left fielder Adam Loewen - who was Canada's starting pitcher against the US back in the 2006 WBC - drove in the other two runs.
Old Hoss Radbourn approved of the final score.
Derek Holland (Rangers) / Jameson Taillon (Pirates)
The winner of this game advances to Round 2 of the tournament, joining Italy, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. (In 2006 and 2009, Canada did not make it out of the first round.)
Pool D Standings
Italy 2-1 Canada 1-1 USA 1-1 Mexico 1-2WBC scoreboard