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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jozy Altidore made U.S. history. So did Christian Pulisic.Altidore scored twice in a three-minute span of the second half, Sacha Kljestan and Paul Arriola had goals and the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 on Tuesday night to reach the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.The Americans (4-1-1) finished atop Group C of the semifinal round in the North and Central American and Caribbean region and open the hexagonal on Nov. 11 against Mexico. That match almost certainly will be in Columbus, Ohio, where the U.S. has won four straight qualifiers over El Tri by 2-0 scores.No doubt in my mind, coach Jurgen Klinsmann said of the site.U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati later tweeted: Guerra Fria?After U.S. hosts Mexico, it plays four days later at Costa Rica.Altidore, who missed most of the 2014 World Cup and all of this years Copa America because of hamstring injuries, hopes to remain on the field.Im just trying to stay healthy, man, he said. I know I have a lot to give if Im healthy. But thats the key. For me, its just trying to stay on the field, and I know if I do that, I can help the team.Altidore etched his name in the record book by becoming the United States leader with 16 qualifying goals, two more than Clint Dempsey.Pulisic made his first U.S. start after seven appearances as a substitute, and at 17 years, 353 days, became the youngest American to start a qualifier. Landon Donovan had set the mark of 18 years, 184 days against Honduras in 2001 -- the last home qualifier the Americans lost.Pulisic, who had two goals and an assist against St. Vincent and the Grenadines last week, showed pace and an ability to take on defenders down the left flank. He assisted on Altidores second goal.Pulisic also had a memorable miss when his sliding shot in the first half hit the left post, ricocheted across the face of the goal and bounced off the right post.I dont think Ive ever seen anything like that, he said. After that, I didnt think I was going to score because theres no way after something like that. Disappointing.Coaches and teammates raved about the teenagers poise.Its crazy, Altidore said. Seventeen years old and he has a calmness when he gets the ball. He can glide by people almost effortlessly. The challenge for him is to stay hungry and keep improving and for you guys to leave him alone. He doesnt need to be reading about himself too much right now. He just needs to keep his head and keep working.Added Klinsmann: I dont want to give him too many compliments. Got to keep him down on the ground.Trinidad (3-1-2) already had clinched a final-round berth and finished two points back, one ahead of Guatemala (3-2-1), which was eliminated despite a 9-3 rout of St. Vincent that included five goals by Carlos Ruiz.Kljestan put the U.S. ahead in the 44th minute, and Altidore doubled the lead off Fabian Johnsons cross in the 59th. Altidore got his 37th international goal three minutes later, and with the chance for a hat trick chipped over the crossbar after Pulisic helped him break in as injury time started.We were flowing, Altidore said. It was good. Guys were moving and creating space and being crafty. When were like that, were on our game and were at our most dangerous.Kljestan scored with a toe shot from 10 yards out. After a throw in, Johnson played the ball to Kljestan, who flicked it back to the left back. He passed to Pulisic, whose cross was knocked out by Khaleem Hyland to teammate Radanfah Abu Bakr. His clearance hit Kljestans midsection, and Kljestan scored for the second straight game since his return to the national team, his sixth goal in 48 international appearances.Johnson set up the second goal with a cross to Altidore, who juked MeKeil Williams, turned and scored from 13 yards.His second goal was even niftier. Pulisic used a give-and-go with Kljestan to get open and then crossed to Altidore for a tap-in near the far post.Arriola was making his second appearance. He scored in an exhibition win at Puerto Rico on May 22.Were a little bit more dynamic, said Tim Howard, who made his 32nd World Cup qualifying appearance and passed Kasey Keller for the most among American goalkeepers. We added some young players to the fold. Well, maybe they were part of it but theyre getting opportunities now. They make us a little more dynamic. Were shifty. Were able to press. Its been a good change for us.They can only hope it continues against Mexico.Now going into hexagonal with a big chest, saying, `OK, lets take on Mexico in the first game, with a lot of confidence and respect, obviously, Klinsmann said. We see ourselves on the right path.Game notes Canada, which hasnt played in the World Cup since 1986, was eliminated from Group A defeating visiting El Salvador 3-1 on goals by Clyle Larin, Nikolas Ledgerwood and David Edgar. Honduras (2-2-2) finished second, one point ahead of the Canadians (2-3-1), with a 0-0 draw at already qualified Mexico (5-0-1). ... Costa Rica won Group B, beating second-place Panama 3-1 on two goals by Christian Bolanos and one from Ronald Matarrita. Luis Tejada converted a 90th-minute penalty kick for the visitors. Both teams already had clinched. Brice McCain Jersey . Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. 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Beltre has homered in four of his last five games against Tampa Bay, and he hit three homers at Tropicana Filed in Game 4 of the 2011 ALDS. Beltres 20th and 21st home runs of the season Friday night marked the 30th multi-homer game of his career.But Hamels was the story until Beltres power surge. Hamels had retired 15 straight, striking out seven, when Corey Dickerson singled with two outs in the sixth for Tampa Bays first hit.I saw the big zero on the scoreboard and for some reason, I thought he was going to get it today, said Elvis Andrus, who scored from first on Ian Desmonds single in the fifth. (Hamels) was in command of everything from the first pitch of the game, and when he gets that way its a lot of fun to watch.Hamels (13-4) gave up one run and three hits, including Steve Souza Jr.s home run, while striking out 10 in 7 1/3 innings.Mitch Morelands 21st home run broke a scoreless tie in the fifth.Beltre led off a three-run sixth off Tampa Bay starter Matt Andriese with the first of his two homers. The Rangers tacked on two more runs in the inning, taking a 5-0 lead when reliever Ryan Garton walked Jurickson Profar with the bases loaded.Beltres second homer came off Garton in the seventh.Andriese (6-5) lost his third straight start, giving up five runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.The Rangers havve won four straight and 10 of 13.ddddddddddddThe loss ended the Rays four-game winning streak.We got out-pitched, we got out-hit, out-defended, Rays manager Kevin Cash said. They didnt make any mental mistakes, we made a handful. So a pretty disappointing effort.FOND MEMORY FOR HAMELSHamels only other start at Tropicana Field was for the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 1 of the 2008 World Series, of which he was named the MVP.It was a sellout, a pretty important game, he recalled. So I had to kind of get to that mindset where youre hearing about 50,000 bells, as opposed to the 10 or 11 that were here. (The announced attendance Friday night was 15,109).WHOS LEFT?The Rays had three left fielders in the game before they got their first hit.Mikie Mahtook started the game in left, but moved to center field after the second inning when Kevin Kiermaier left with tightness in his left hip.Nick Franklin, who replaced Mahtook in left, was replaced by Dickerson in the fifth, leaving backup catcher Luke Maile as the only healthy position player on the Rays bench.Franklin was placed on the 7-day concussion DL.TRAINERS ROOMRangers: RHP Colby Lewis (right lat strain) threw 42 pitches over two innings in a simulated game. 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