U.S. erases four-run deficit to defeat Canada

Beijing Olympics Baseball
Brian Barden is congratualted at the U.S. dugout after hitting a fourth inning homerun against Canada. He later doubled in the tying run in the seventh inning. Kathy Willens / AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

Terry Tiffee doubled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the seventh, Brian Barden homered and tied the game with his seventh-inning double and the U.S. baseball team rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Canada 5-4 in Olympic baseball Saturday.

Brian Duensing retired 10 of the final 11 batters for the win as the Americans turned a one-run result in their favor for a change. They lost their opener 8-7 to South Korea and then a demoralizing 5-4, 11-inning defeat to defending champion Cuba on Friday.

Barden played in place of injured second baseman Jayson Nix, a day after Nix fouled a ball of his left eye and needed micro surgery that will keep him out the remainder of the Olympics.