Japan beats U.S. 2-0 to win first Olympic baseball gold medal

Team Japan celebrate with their manager Atsunori Inaba after the gold medal baseball game against the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. Japan won 2-0. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Japan’s players sprinted onto the mound and the collection of All-Stars hoisted their manager up and down as if on a trampoline.