USA qualifies for Olympics baseball tournament

Afp, Los Angeles

7 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The United States men's baseball team qualified for the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, beating Venezuela 4-2 to finish 4-0 and win the America's qualifying tournament in Florida.

Two-time Major League Baseball all-star Todd Frazier had a home run, four hits and two RBIs for the Americans, who will compete in the Olympic baseball tournament with Japan, Mexico, Israel and South Korea. A sixth team will be added later.

The Olympic tournament will be held July 28 to August 7 in Fukushima and Yokohama. The American team are mainly made up of former major leaguers and some minor leaguers.