Olympic baseball standings: Updated scores, results from the 2021 tournament bracket

Olympic baseball standings: Updated scores, results from the 2021 tournament bracket

Olympic baseball is back.

After being omitted from the 2012 and 2016 summer Olympics, baseball and softball are both back in the world’s biggest sporting event this summer. In all, six teams are vying for the gold medal, and it’s some of the usual suspects: The U.S., Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Israel and the Dominican Republic are all in the running for the top step on the podium.

Japan, the host country, has often been considered home to one of the best national teams in the world, but is still searching for that first gold medal to hang. This year, they enter as a favorite, with South Korea also in the running to take the crown.

With Olympic baseball getting underway on July 27, here are the latest standings and more from group and knockout play:

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Olympic baseball standings

Group stage

Group A

PositionTeamGames playedWinsLossesGames back
1Japan220
2Dominican Republic2111
3Mexico2022

Group B

PositionTeamGames playedWinsLossesGames back
1United States220
2Republic of Korea2111
3Israel2022

Knockout stage

The knockout stage follows group play: 

Game No.DateMatchupStart time (ET)Result
1Saturday, July 31Mexico vs. Israel11 p.m.TBD
2Sunday, Aug. 1Dominican Republic vs. Republic of Korea6 a.m.TBD
3Sunday, Aug. 1Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner11 p.m.TBD
4Monday, Aug. 2United States vs. Japan6 a.m.TBD
5Tuesday, Aug. 3Game 3 loser vs. Game 2 loser6 a.m.TBD
6Tuesday, Aug. 3Game 5 winner vs. Game 4 loser11 p.m.TBD
7Wednesday, Aug. 4Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner6 a.m.TBD
8Thursday, Aug. 5Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 loser6 a.m.TBD
9Friday, Aug. 6Bronze medal game11 p.m.TBD
10Saturday, Aug. 7Gold medal game6 a.m.TBD

Olympic 2021 baseball schedule

In all, there are 16 games that will determine the gold-medal winners in baseball, divided into group and knockout stages. To learn more about the Olympic tournament format for baseball, click here:

Group stage

DateGroupMatchupStart time (ET)Result
Tuesday, July 27ADominican Republic vs. Japan11 p.m.Japan, 4-3
Thursday, July 29BIsrael vs. South Korea6 a.m.Korea, 6-5
Thursday, July 29AMexico vs. Dominican Republic11 p.m.Dominican Republic, 1-0
Friday, July 30BUnited States vs. Israel6 a.m.USA, 8-1
Friday, July 30AJapan vs. Mexico11 p.m.Japan, 7-4
Saturday, July 31BSouth Korea vs. United States6 a.m.USA, 4-2

Knockout stage

Game No.DateMatchupStart time (ET)
1Saturday, July 31Mexico vs. Israel11 p.m.
2Sunday, Aug. 1Dominican Republic vs. Republic of Korea6 a.m.
3Sunday, Aug. 1Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner11 p.m.
4Monday, Aug. 2United States vs. Japan6 a.m.
5Tuesday, Aug. 3Game 3 loser vs. Game 2 loser6 a.m.
6Tuesday, Aug. 3Game 5 winner vs. Game 4 loser11 p.m.
7Wednesday, Aug. 4Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner6 a.m.
8Thursday, Aug. 5Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 loser6 a.m.
9Friday, Aug. 6Bronze medal game11 p.m.
10Saturday, Aug. 7Gold medal game6 a.m.