July 30, 2021 10:48
Korea got off to a good start in baseball at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Thursday. Korea beat Israel 6-5 in its first game in Yokohama.
The game went into extra innings after Korea allowed a home run to Ryan Lavarnway in the top of the ninth inning, which tied the score at 5-5.
Under Olympic extra innings rules, Israel started the 10th with runners on first and second base. Oh Seung-hwan provided his team with some relief with three strikeouts.
Hwang Jae-gyun led off the bottom of the 10th with Oh Jae-il on first and Park Kun-woo on second. Hwang's sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third. Oh Ji-hwan was out on a fly, and Hur Kyoung-min was hit by a pitch to load the bases with two outs. Yang Eui-ji was also hit by a pitch to end the game.
Korea will face the U.S. in its second game on Saturday.
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