SYDNEY, Australia (AP) _ No dust-ups, no disputes, no dramatic homers. The Americans didn't need any of them to get their first baseball gold medal.

A ragtag bunch of minor leaguers led by Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda beat mighty Cuba 4-0 Wednesday in a game that _ stunningly _ was no contest.

International baseball's dynasty went down with only three hits off Ben Sheets, Milwaukee's first-round draft pick last year, then stood and watched as someone else celebrated after the title game.