USA routs Canada 12-1 by mercy rule at World Baseball Classic – MONTREALINABOX
PHOENIX — The United States scored nine runs against Canada in the first inning, highlighted by a three-run homer from Mike Trout, and went on to win 12-1 by mercy rule in seven innings on Monday in a pivotal Pool C game at the World Baseball Classic.
The much-needed victory coming off the U.S. team’s 11-5 loss to Mexico. The Americans are 2-1 while Canada, Mexico and Colombia are 1-1. Great Britain is last at 1-2. The top two teams qualify for the quarterfinal round that starts Friday in Miami.
On Tuesday, Mexico plays Great Britain, and Canada faces Colombia. The U.S. does not play again until Wednesday against Colombia in the last day of the games in Phoenix.
The U.S. forced the early exit of Texas Rangers left-handed prospect Mitch Bratt, the losing pitcher for Canada, after taking a 4-0 lead with one out in the first inning.
Veteran right-hander Lance Lynn, entering his 12th season in the major leagues, his third with the Chicago White Sox, tossed five innings of one-run ball for the win.
Lynn struck out six, issued no walks and allowed only one hit, a…
USA routs Canada 12-1 by mercy rule at World Baseball Classic – MONTREALINABOX – Source
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