Korea Loses to Japan in Premier 12 Opener

      November 09, 2015 10:30

      Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Park Chan-ho throws out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the opening game of the Premier 12 tournament between Korea and Japan in Sapporo, Hokkaido on Sunday. /Newsis

      Korea lost to Japan 5-0 in Hokkaido on Sunday in the opening game of the Premier 12, a tournament organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation involving 12 top-ranked countries in the sport.

      Korea, ranked eighth in the world, was completely dominated by world No. 1 Japan, surrendering 12 hits -- including one home run -- and four walks while managing seven hits.

      Korea will fly to Taiwan for the remainder of its preliminary-round games against Dominican Republic on Wednesday, Venezuela on Thursday, Mexico on Saturday and the U.S. on Sunday.

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