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

By 이우영
  • Published : Sept 28, 2014 - 22:09
  • Updated : Sept 28, 2014 - 22:09

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.