The Americans received a big break in the top of the fifth inning. With one out, catcher Lou Marson hit a high pop up in shallow right. The ball fell in between the first baseman and right fielder.
The play was called an error and Marson reached second. Then the next hitter, Jason Donald hit a solid single to center, scoring Marson, who just got under the tag of the Cuban catcher,
Cuba 3, US 2