[Phil Nevin] was 3-for-5, including a homer, two doubles and three RBI. [Chad McConnell] and [Charles Johnson] were also 3-for-5, with McConnell hitting a home run and driving in three runs.
McConnell's home run came in the top of the second. Michael Tucker singled to open the inning, and Nevin followed with a double off the right-field wall. Lo then hung a curve on the outside corner of the plate and McConnell hung it over the right-field wall for a 3-0 U.S. lead.
Taiwan, using a two-run homer from right fielder Wen-Chung Chang, rallied for four runs in the fourth, but the United States, on a run-producing single by Oriole draftee Jeffrey Hammonds and a two-run double by Nevin, went ahead 6-4 in the fifth.