The Boston Red Sox managed to eke past Team USA, 7-5, despite five runs from USA in the final two innings at JetBlue Park on Thursday.
Behind starter Jalen Beeks, the Red Sox shut out Team USA through seven innings. During that time, the Sox got out to a comfortable 7-0 lead behind homers from Jackie Bradley Jr. and Matt Dominquez. Mitch Moreland also added a two-run single.
Beeks finished his two innings with two strikeouts and a walk. Craig Kimbrel, Robbie Ross, Heath Hembree, Robby Scott and Kyle Martin each pitched one scoreless inning. Kimbrell and Ross each had two strikeouts.
But USA rallied in the eighth and ninth behind Josh Harrison, who finished 2 of 2 for a single, homer and 4 RBIs. Team USA beat up on 28-year-old lefty Cesar Cabral, who got credited with all three of the Sox' earned runs in 2/3 innings pitched. Taylor Grover entered in the seventh, and finished the game off in the eighth with two runs, none earned.