3/08/2006 05:34:00 PM
Here is the mercy rule of the WBC:
Is ahead by 10 or more runs when the opposing team has batted in at least seven innings;
Is ahead by 15 or more runs when the opposing team has batted in at least five innings.
Note: A game can be terminated in the middle of an inning if the team reaches the necessary number while at bat. The game will end immediately after that run is scored, unless it is because of a home run, in which case all runs score(similar to games won in a team's last turn at bat).
If Team USA falls victim of the mercy rule, there better be some syringes ready for the next game.