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USA will go against Canada and Venezuela in baseball pre-Olympic

USA will go against Canada and Venezuela in baseball pre-Olympic

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida, USA (AP) – The United States will play Canada on Friday and Venezuela on Saturday for a berth in baseball at the Tokyo Olympics next month.

The US team, led by Mike Scioscia, closed the first round 2-0 after the rain spoiled for the second day in a row match against Puerto Rico. With the pass of the hosts to the next phase assured and the Puerto Ricans eliminated, it was decided not to make up the game.

The next matches will be in Florida – against Canada in West Palm Beach and against Venezuela in Port St. Lucie.

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On Thursday, Nick Allen had rocked a grand slam in the fourth inning to take a 6-1 lead when the game was interrupted by rain.

Heading into the “super round” this weekend, the United States will be 1-0 when taking into account the victory over the Dominican Republic in the first round.

Venezuela will also present with a 1-0 balance, while Canada and the Dominican Republic will do so with 0-1.

The team that finishes at the top of the competition will get their ticket to Tokyo. They already have their tickets to the Olympic Games in Japan, Israel, Mexico and South Korea.

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The Olympic baseball competition will be held from August 28 to 7 in Fukushima and Yokohama.

Teams that finish second and third in the Pre-Olympic will have one last chance to qualify through a tournament to be held in June in Mexico. Australia, Holland and Taiwan will also participate in this contest. (AP) (GG)

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