Ryan Vogelsong (1-0) earned the victory, yielding six hits and striking out four over four innings.
Ross Detwiler shut Italy down on one hits over the last four innings to notch the save.
Italian reliever Marco Grifantini (0-1) was lit up for the grand slam, taking the loss.
Anthony Granato got Italy's only RBI.
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