U.S. advances to world final
Pitcher Rachel Garcia drove in the winning run in the eighth inning to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the women’s world championship in Makuhari, Japan. It also gave the Americans a chance to qualify for the Olympics.
With a runner on third base, Garcia hit a line drive to the gap in left-center field to seal the win. The defending champions will face either Japan or Canada in Sunday’s final of a tournament that doubles as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.