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[Asian Games] S. Korea wins gold medal in baseball

South Korean baseball players react after winning the final match against Chinese Taipei during the 17th Asian Games Incheon Sept. 28. (Yonhap)
South Korean baseball players react after winning the final match against Chinese Taipei during the 17th Asian Games Incheon Sept. 28. (Yonhap)

INCHEON (Yonhap) – South Korea captured its second straight Asiad baseball gold medal at home on Sunday, defeating Chinese Taipei 6-3.

The host scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning to erase an early deficit on a rainy night at Munhak Baseball Stadium.

With South Korea clinging to a 4-3 lead in the eighth, Hwang Jae-gyun knocked in two more runs with a single to provide more breathing room.

South Korea has won four baseball gold medals since it became an Asiad medal sport in 1994.



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