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USA's Matt Laporta, #44, Jayson Nix, #3, Dexter Fowler, #24, and Terry Tiffee, #26, celebrate after the game at the Wukesong Baseball Field in Beijing, Friday, August 22, 2008.  USA won the game 8-4, earning the bronze medal. The bronze medal is the second won by the United States in Olympic baseball competition, with the other coming at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. The U.S. won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games...Chris Detrick/The Salt Lake Tribune.