Powered by 5 RBI from the Mets' David Wright, Team USA moved one step closer to the semifinals with a 7-1 win over Puerto Rico. Friend of the HomeSide Gio Gonzalez started and went 5 scoreless innings to post the victory for the United States. Wright leads the tournament with 10 RBI in 4 games.
Earlier in the day, the DR came from behind to top Italy, 5-4, so Italy and Puerto Rico will play an elimination game tonight at 7:00. Team USA will face the Domincan Republic with a trip to San Francisco on the line tomorrow night.