CARY, N.C. (AP)Boston Red Sox minor leaguer Triston Casas hit a two-run homer in the first inning and drove in three runs, and Todd Frazier had a tiebreaking single to lead the U.S. Olympic team over a college national team 5-2 Tuesday night to complete a three-game exhibition sweep.
Brooks Lee of Cal Poly SLO homered on the second pitch of the game from Toronto minor leaguer Simeon Woods-Richardson, who allowed two runs and four hits in three innings while striking out seven. Woods-Richardson gave up a tying single to Virginia Tech’s Gavin Cross in the third.
Tampa Bay prospect Shane Baz, who pitched a perfect inning in the July 11 Futures Game at Denver’s Coors Field, allowed three hits in three scoreless innings with six strikeouts for the win.
Cleveland minor leaguer Anthony Gose pitched a one-hit eighth, and former Yankees and White Sox closer David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth for the save.
Frazier, released by Pittsburgh in May, hit a two-out single in the fourth off Virginia’s Nate Savino to drive in Nick Allen, who had doubled.
Casas hit a run-scoring single in the seventh and scored on a single by Milwaukee minor leaguer Jamie Westbrook.
The U.S. won Sunday’s opener 8-3, and 1-0 on Monday.
Managed by Mike Scioscia, the Americans play their Olympic opener against Israel on July 30 in Yokohama, Japan.
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