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Olympic baseball bracket: What the 2021 double elimination looks like for the USA

The Olympic baseball tournament has reached the knockout round. We break down the bracket.

Hae Min Park #17 of Team South Korea celebrates after hitting a two-RBI double to left field in the fifth inning against Team Israel as second base umpire Katsumi Manabe looks on during the knockout stage of men’s baseball on day ten of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on August 02, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Photo by Yuichi Masuda/Getty Images

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics are into the last week of action and by Saturday, August 7, we’ll have a gold medal winner in the baseball bracket. Group play wrapped on July 31st and the double elimination tournament is into the second round.

The six-team tournament was broken into two groups of three. Japan was Group A with two wins, followed by the Dominican Republic (1-1) in second, and Mexico (0-2) in third. The United States won Group B with a 2-0 record, followed by South Korea (1-1) and Israel (0-2).

Japan and the US received byes into the second round, while third-place Israel faced third-place Mexico and second-place Dominican Republic faced second-place South Korea. Below is the full double-elimination bracket and we’ll update as the week progresses.

Winner’s bracket (all times ET)

Round 1

Game #1: Israel 11, Mexico 5
Game #2: South Korea 4, Dominican Republic 3

Round 2

Korea 11, Israel 1
Japan 7, USA 6


Game #7: Japan 5, Korea 2

Gold medal game

Game #10: Japan vs. USA — Aug 7, 6 a.m.

Loser’s bracket (all times ET)

Round 1

Game #5: Dominican Republic 7, Israel 6

Round 2

Game #6: USA 3, Dominican Republic 1


Game #8: USA 7, Korea 2

Bronze medal game

Game #9: Dominican Republic vs. Korea — Aug 6, 11 p.m.