Japan beat the USA baseball team to secure their first gold medal in baseball in the Olympics. Japan won the game 2-0 as the USA weren’t able to muster up a single run.
USA pitchers clicked as Nick Martinez kept them in the game through his variations. However, the USA batters stayed quiet throughout the game and had only six hits overall. Yamada sealed the deal by scoring the second run and the USA had no chance of coming back after the Japanese pitchers shut them out completely.