Team USA's baseball squad lost a 7-6 nail-biter Monday to host nation Japan in extra innings, leaving the Americans with no room for error as they hope to play their way into the gold medal final.
Facing the tournament's only other undefeated team, the U.S. had been poised for a pivotal win after grabbing a 6-3 lead. But Japan fought its way back and then forced extra innings after tying the score 6-6 in the bottom of the ninth.
From there, the tension only built higher. Under Olympic rules, teams start extra innings with runners on both first and second base.