Another dangerous pitch has Carlos Carrasco in trouble again.
Ryan Braun and Ryan Vogelsong are out, Team USA is ruined.
Mets third baseman David Wright flew back to New York to have his sore ribs examined by team doctors.
Pinch hitter Erick Aybar singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth for the Dominicans, who improved to 5-0. They're assured of a spot in the semifinals beginning Sunday in San Francisco.
Wearing the letters of his country across his chest, pitching no more than 20 minutes from his hometown, Gonzalez stood on an international stage and seized the moment in a way he acknowledged he was unable to in October during the playoffs.
Ross Detwiler turned in a superb four-inning relief outing Saturday night to help Team USA beat Italy in the first round of the World Baseball Classic. "It's a dream come true to play for your country," he said.
Gio Gonzalez munched on chicken wings and shrimp scampi at a sports bar in his hometown as he watched Team USA rally to stay alive in the World Baseball Classic.
Adam Jones doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a three-run double in the ninth and the U.S. scored seven times in the last two innings to beat Canada 9-4 on Sunday.
The Washington Nationals left-hander will start for the United States in its opener of round two Tuesday night against Puerto Rico in Miami.