USA Baseball vs. Japan Reside Rating, Updates, Highlights from 2021 Olympic Gold Medal Sport


Team USA is looking for gold on the diamond.

USA baseball hopes to take gold on Saturday morning and secure the country’s second Olympic gold medal in a knockout rematch against host nation Japan.

The US bats came alive against South Korea, putting up a crooked number late in the game and pushing the Koreans into a bronze medal game with the Dominican Republic on Friday night. Tyler Austin, Mark Kolozsvary and Jack Lopez scored runs in the sixth inning rally, helping to win the semifinals.

Now the United States is hoping to take revenge on Japan – this time with much higher stakes.

Sporting News will provide live updates, highlights and more from the gold medal game of baseball.

(All times east)

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Baseball result USA vs. Japan

inning 1 2 3 4th 5 6th 7th 8th 9 F.
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 0 0 1 0 0 0

Updates USA vs. Japan, highlights of the Olympic Games 2021

8:12 am: A double start for Asamura and Eric Filia dives and comes up injured. He stays in the game.

8:10 am: Ryder Ryan exonerates Nick Martinez.

8:07 am END TOP SEVENTH: Alvarez swings on the first pitch and weakly grounds it to end the half inning.

8:06 am: Jack Lopez brings Allen to third place with a single on the right. The Bindelauf is 30 meters away, Eddy Alvarez is at the top.

8:04 am: Nick Allen smashes a double in the alley. USA have life.

8:01 am: Itoh in for Japan. US has nine outs to scrape over a few runs.

7:57 a.m. END SIXTH: Mark Koloszvary throws out a runner who tries to steal second place to end the inning. Referees called the runner safely onto the field, verification canceled the call. 1-0, Japan.

7:56 am: Suzuki with a two-man single. Martinez is still throwing for the US He put up a really great game to keep the US in.

7:49 am END TOP SIXTH: Westbrook jumps to the catcher in foul territory and lets the runners on. We’re going to the home half of the sixth. 1-0, Japan.

7:44 am: Eric Filia is pitched and there are two outs, two on for Jamie Westbrook.

7:42 am: Todd Frazier dated Austin first and was out one. He goes on a search.

7:37 am: Tyler Austin with a great bat takes a lead-off walk in the sixth inning.

7:29 am END OF THE FIFTH: Martinez knocks out the page to finish the frame. He lets out a war cry. US down, still. 1-0, Japan.

7:28 am: Martinez seems to have settled in with two quick outs in the fifth.

7:23 a.m. END TOP FIFTH: Eddy Alvarez ground too short, first thrown out to end the goal danger. The US is still looking for their first few runs. 1-0, Japan.

7:18 am: Jack Lopez is caught off guard with a mistaken breaking pitch. Eddy Alvarez was able to assert himself in the fifth with two outs.

7:17 am: Nick Allen with a two-out single to the center right. Show that states that Morishita’s speed is slowing down a little.

7:14 am: Masato Morishita is cruising through this game right now. Effortless for the 23-year-old so far.

7:10 am END FOURTH: Martinez gets a strikeout from Kikuchi to get out of there. Wizard. 1-0, Japan.

7:09 am: Martinez gets Frazier a ground ball that throws home. Martinez is one away from escaping the base-filled traffic jam.

7:04 am: Nick Martinez’s first walk. Loaded bases for Japan, one off. Trouble.

7:01 am: Suzuki follows up to the middle with a hard-hit floor ball single. First and second, one for Japan.

7:00 am: Yoshida with an infield single, Nick Allen makes his best Derek Jeter impression from short but can’t make the throw to first in time. Japan has a runner-up with a loss in the home half of the fourth.

6:55 am END TOP FOURTH: Another 1-2-3 inning for Japan as a US offensive can’t get anything going. 1-0, Japan.

6:47 am END OF THE THIRD: Japan take the lead in a solo homer, the only mistake of Martinez’s day so far. 1-0, Japan.

6:43 am JAPAN SCORING GAME: Murakami brings Martinez into the deep left center for a solo shot. Japan comes on the board first. 1-0, Japan.

6:40 am END TOP THIRD: Tyler Austin initially threw a Dropped Strike 3. He had a good at-bat. Still tied at 0. 0-0.

6.34 a.m.: Eddy Alvarez with a two-single in the third. USA looking for a crime.

6:27 am END OF THE SECOND: No score by two as Nick Martinez is early doing business. 0-0.

6:21 am END TOP SECOND: Nothing went for the US in the top half of the second, wasted an Eric Filia single. 0-0.

6:11 AM END OF THE FIRST: Triston Casas catches a liner and first competes for the double game without outside help. Do nothing after the first one. 0-0.

6:07 am: Yamada starts for Team Japan with a Frozen Rope Single to Left Field.

6:04 am END TOP FIRST: The United States goes under to begin the game. Japan is coming. 0-0.

6:01 am: Eddy Alvarez comes to the shortstop on the second pitch and we are on our way.

USA vs. Japan start time

Team USA and Japan will meet on Saturday, August 7th at 6am in a rematch of their knockout game in the gold medal game

USA baseball vies for their second baseball gold medal while Japan, the host country, seeks their first.

Here’s how to watch the USA baseball vs. Japan gold medal game

  • TV channel: NBC Sports (live); USA Network (re-broadcast)
  • Live broadcast: (cable subscription required); NBC sports app

The gold medal game can be followed on NBC Sports.

Regardless of the TV station, you can also live stream the game on and the NBC Sports app (cable subscription required).