Felix Hernandez

Jones, Hosmer homer to lift US to 4-2 win vs Venezuela

On a night when well-hit balls died on the warning track, Petco Park finally yielded to a hometown favorite and the All-Star Game MVP.

Adam Jones hit a tying home run leading off the eighth inning and Eric Hosmer added a two-run shot three batters later as the United States rallied to beat Venezuela 4-2 on Wednesday night in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

Jones played at Morse High about 8 miles east of Petco Park. His father and brother both served in the military.

"This ranks up high," said Jones, the Baltimore Orioles slugger. "I've been in the postseason a couple of times but never won it. To do this with Team USA, it's a big...

48°