Baseball: South Korea gets morale-boost in final WBC warm-up win
South Korea, aiming for its first World Baseball Classic championship, got a morale-boosting 7-4 win over Japan’s Hanshin Tigers in its final warm-up game before it opens Pool B play on Thursday against Australia.
Manager Lee Kang Chul’s team came from 2-1 down in a three-run fifth inning and Kim Hye Seong triggered a three-run eighth with a solo home run to put the game out of reach at Kyocera Dome Osaka.
“With this win in our final warm-up game, we are ready to go to Tokyo and start the tournament on the right foot,” Lee said. “We have completed our preparations and are ready.” A day after h...