WBC: United States 9, Netherlands 3

March 15, 2009 at 11:30 PM
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MIAMI, March 15 (UPI) -- Jimmy Rollins homered, tripled and drove in four runs Sunday, helping Team USA top the Netherlands 9-3 in Miami to stay alive in the World Baseball Classic.

The U.S. team will go against either Puerto Rico or Venezuela Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the semifinals. Puerto Rico and Venezuela play Monday.

Starter Roy Oswalt (1-0) tossed four scoreless innings for the U.S. squad, which built an 8-0 lead before the Netherlands got its first run in the seventh.

Brian Roberts had three hits, including a double and triple, for the U.S. team.

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