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USA Baseball hopes 13-game winning streak brings good luck

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Team USA will go into the championship game of the IBAF World Cup on a 13-game winning streak.

Kasey Kiker (pictured) allowed just one hit in six innings while Buck Coats had three hits for three RBI on Friday as the Red, White and Blue topped The Netherlands 8-2 in their final game of pool play.

The defending champion Americans will play Cuba in the gold medal game on Sunday in Nettuno, Italy, with the game shown live on the MLB Network.

Ike Davis had his fourth homer of the competition for Team USA, while former Durham Bull Jon Weber added two hits with an RBI.

The big inning was the sixth, in which the Americans rallied for six runs after two were out.

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