World baseball

Mike Trout accounted for every run while batting 3-for-4 to lead the way for Team USA in a must-win matchup Wednesday against Colombia at Chase Field.

PHOENIX — Team USA was on the ropes earlier this week after Mexico delivered it an upset blow in Pool C of the World Baseball Classic. Uncertainty swirled around the Americans’ chances of advancing to the next round.

Facing doubt, the United States charged to a convincing win over Canada in seven innings to leave the door open and set up a must-win scenario Wednesday at Chase Field. Then the “home” team shut the door on Colombia with a 3-2 win to advance to the quarterfinals, as fans belted out a familiar chant that could be heard from all parts of the stadium.

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