Kendall Scott struck out 10 and allowed one hit in relief against Japan for Warner Robins, Ga., which beat Lubbock, Texas, to reach the final.
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Tokyo earned a spot in the title game as Ryo Kanekubo hit a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth against Willemstad, Curacao.
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Umpire Donald Escudero took time out during Sunday's action to dance with LLWS mascot Dugout.
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With the game tied 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth, Dalton Carriker, who was 0-for-2 with a walk in the game, sent a 2-1 pitch over the right-field seats for his fourth home run of the Little League World Series.
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Japanese second baseman Masaya Ogino couldn't bear to watch as Carriker rounded the bases.
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Carriker was mobbed after delivering the U.S. its third straight title, following 2005 champ Columbus, Ga., and '04 winner Ewa Beach, Hawaii.
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Like the previous two Georgia teams to reach South Williamsport (Columbus last year and East Marietta in 1983), Carriker and Warren Robbins won.
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Warner Robins also extended the United States' longest streak since 1959-1966, a stretch of eight straight American victories.
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