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Sunday, June 06, 2021

USA qualifies for Olympic baseball behind Todd Frazier’s big game against Venezuela

The United States qualified for the Olympic baseball tournament on its second try, beating Venezuela 4-2 Saturday night behind Todd Frazier’s home run, four hits and two RBI.

The U.S., managed by Mike Scioscia, finished 4-0 to win the Americas qualifying tournament and joined Japan, Israel, Mexico and South Korea at Olympic baseball, to be played in Japan from July 28 to Aug. 7 in Fukushima and Yokohama.

Edwin Jackson got the win in the clincher and fellow former big leaguer David Robertson earned a save.

Venezuela advanced to a final qualifying tournament from June 22-26 in Puebla, Mexico, which will determine one more qualifier from a field that also includes Australia, the Dominican Republic, Netherlands and Taiwan.

Frazier, a 35-year-old two-time All-Star, singled leading off the fourth against Aníbal Sánchez and scored on Eric Filia’s two-run homer onto the right field berm. Frazier hit an RBI double in the fifth for a 3-1 lead off Danny Rondon and homered in the seventh against Erick Leal, a drive off the facing of the bar behind the left-field wall.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 06, 2021 at 06:07 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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