Aug 2, 2021 - Sports

Japan's baseball team advances to Olympic semifinals with win over U.S.

Team Japan celebrates with his teammates after hitting a game-winning single in the tenth inning to defeat Team United States

Japan defeated the U.S. baseball team, 7-6, on Monday in an extra inning, securing its spot in the Olympic semifinals.

The big picture: Team USA still has a path to the semifinals, but must first take on the winning team of a Dominican Republic vs. Israel matchup.

What's next: The U.S. will play the winner of the Dominican Republic-Israel game at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

  • If the U.S. wins, it will then play the loser of the Japan-South Korea semifinal matchup.

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