Japan won its first ever Olympic gold medal in baseball after shutting out the United States 2-0 at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on Saturday.
Japan is the first host nation to win gold in baseball at the Olympic Games and the second host to medal in the sport. US won bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
The US claimed its fourth Olympic baseball medal after winning silver.
This was the first Olympic gold medal game between the two nations.
Dominican Republic took bronze after defeating South Korea 10-6.