Adam Jones powers U.S. to 9-4 win over Canada in World Baseball Classic

  • Orioles CF Adam Jones hits a two-run double in the 8th in Team USA's 9-4 win over Canada in the World Baseball Classic.
Orioles CF Adam Jones hits a two-run double in the 8th in Team… (USA Today Sports )
March 10, 2013|By David Selig | The Baltimore Sun

Adam Jones drove in three runs – including a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning – as the U.S. beat Canada, 9-4, Sunday to advance to the World Baseball Classic’s second round.

The U.S. was trailing 3-2 and five outs from elimination when the Orioles’ center fielder lined a double into the gap in left-center against Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Jimmy Henderson. Jones then scored on a single by Shane Victorino, and Eric Hosmer added a three-run double in the ninth.

Orioles minor league catcher Chris Robinson went 2-for-4 in the game for Canada, which was eliminated with the loss. He batted .556 for the series.

Jones and the U.S. will play their first game in the double-elimination second round Tuesday night at Marlins Park in Miami.

For more on Sunday's game, click here.

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