Team USA defeated Venezuela 4-2 in the second round of the World Baseball Classic on Wednesday night thanks to a pair of late-game home runs from Adam Jones and Eric Hosmer.

Jones hit a tying homer leading off the eighth inning and Eric Hosmer added a two-run shot three batters later in San Diego.

"This ranks up high," Jones said. "I've been in the postseason a couple of times but never won it. To do this with Team USA, it's a big difference. This is country versus country, and to do it in front of a massive military city, I really don't have words for it."