Adam Jones hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning to give the United States a 3-2, walk-off win over Colombia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Marlins Park in Miami.
Christian Yelich and Brandon Crawford walked with one out in the 10th inning against Guillermo Moscoso, then the Baltimore Orioles center fielder ended the game with a single to center to score Yelich.
Chicago White Sox ace Jose Quintana was brilliant, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but got nothing to show for it. Quintana had a no-hitter until Crawford singled to right field, snapping a string of 13 straight batters retired by the left-hander.
The single by Crawford was Quintana’s 63rd pitch of the night, two shy of the maximum allowed in the first round of the WBC. Leading 2-0, Colombia brought in Detroit Tigers minor leaguer William Cuevas, who allowed two more hits for a run, then threw a wild pitch, allowing the tying run to score.
Chris Archer was also at the top of his game for Team USA, starting and retiring all 12 batters he faced, striking out three in his four spotless innings.
Colombia scored against Baltimore Orioles reliever Mychal Givens in the fifth inning with three straight two-out doubles by Jesus Valdez, Adrian Sanchez, and Mauricio Ramos.
Both teams are back in action on Saturday, with Colombia battling Canada at 12 p.m. ET and Team USA facing the Dominican Republic at 6:30 p.m.
By Eric Stephen