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Lauren Gibson powers U.S. to win

Updated: July 12, 2013, 11:16 AM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- U.S. softball coach Ken Eriksen has watched Lauren Gibson play for his team for three years and said he's become a bit spoiled by her.

In the World Cup of Softball opener on Thursday night, Gibson turned in one of those performances that Eriksen has come to love, going 2 for 3 with a home run, two RBIs, two stolen bases and three runs scored as the U.S. routed Canada 7-0 in six innings.

Sara Nevins and Jessica Moore combined on a two-hitter for the U.S., which has ...

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