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Japan rallies against bullpen to beat US 7-6 in 10 innings


August 1, 2021

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Brandon Dickson, a 36-year-old nine seasons removed from the major leagues, was the first out of the bullpen and the first to stumble.

Edwin Jackson, a 37-year-old released by five big league teams, was the last.

Four of seven U.S. relievers combined to give up five runs as the United States blew a three-run lead in a 7-6 loss to Japan on Monday night that pushed the Americans within a loss of Olympic elimination.

"We played a good game tonight," U.S. manager Mike Scioscia said. "There were some things that got away from us on the mound."

Japan overcame a short outi...

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