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Video: U.S. downs Japan in preview of gold medal softball game

United States' Janie Reed can't hold onto a ball hit by Japan's Yamato Fujita in the sixth inning of a softball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
United States' Janie Reed can't hold onto a ball hit by Japan's Yamato Fujita in the sixth inning of a softball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The United States secured a victory over Japan in the final opening round softball game to gather momentum ahead of a gold medal rematch.