The family of Pat Summitt says the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses.
The U.S. matched its previous best finish in the tournament, fourth in 1995 at Uruguay.
Altuve drove in three runs and scored three runs.
The Arkansas Travelers claimed the series opener from the 1st-Half North Division Champion Springfield Cardinals, 4-0, before 5,747 fans at Hammons Field on Friday night.
The Royals last allowed nine or more in the first on Sept. 23, 2006, when Detroit scored 10.