BEIJING, China The U.S. (6-0) needed just 70 minutes to finish off the Dutch
(0-6), first-time Olympians who couldn't handle Abbott's fastball
and were saved an uglier drubbing by the international run-rule.
The left-hander retired all 15 batters, striking out eight.
Seeking their fourth straight gold medal, the Americans have now
outscored the opposition 44-1 in the tournament.
Bustos and Mendoza have four homers and the U.S. has connected
for 12, setting a new Olympic record. On Monday, the Americans will
play China (2-4).
**FULL OLYMPIC GAMES COVERAGE**