Korea 4, Japan 1
Preview - Box Score

(3-2)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
Korea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 4 0
WP: J. Bong (1-0) S: C. Lim (1)
LP: Y. Darvish (0-1)
(5-1)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Korea
- H. Kim reached on fielder's choice, Y. Lee scored, K. Jeong to second on shortstop Y. Kataoka's fielding error
- J. Lee singled to left, K. Jeong and H. Kim scored, T. Kim to second
Top 5th: Japan
- I. Suzuki grounded into fielder's choice, K. Fukudome scored, A. Iwamura out at second
Bot 8th: Korea
- B. Lee walked, Y. Ko scored, T. Kim to third, J. Lee to second
 Japan
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
I. Suzuki rf 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 .000
Y. Kataoka ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
   M. Kawasaki ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
N. Aoki lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
S. Murata 3b 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 .667
M. Ogasawara 1b 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .333
S. Uchikawa dh 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
   A. Inaba ph-dh 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500
K. Fukudome cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .250
K. Johjima c 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .333
   Y. Ishihara c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   S. Abe ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
A. Iwamura 2b 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .333
 Totals 32 1 7 1 3 5 17  
 Batting
RBI - I Suzuki (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Iwamura 1.
GIDP - Y Kataoka, S Uchikawa.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
E - Y Kataoka (1, catch).
DP - 1 (Y Kataoka-A Iwamura-M Ogasawara).
 Korea
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
Y. Lee cf-lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .250
K. Jeong 2b 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500
   Y. Ko 2b 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .000
H. Kim lf 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 .000
T. Kim 1b 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 .500
S. Choo dh 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000
   D. Lee ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
   T. Lee pr-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Lee rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 15 4 3 1 4 3 4  
 Batting
S - J Lee.
RBI - H Kim (2), J Lee 2 (7), B Lee (5).
2-out RBI - B Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Lee 1, K Park 2.
GIDP - B Lee.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - Y Lee (2, 2nd base off Y Darvish/K Johjima).
 
 Fielding
DP - 2 (B Lee-K Jeong-T Kim, K Park-K Jeong-T Kim).
 Japan
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
Y. Darvish (L, 0-1) 5.0 4 3 2 1 7 0 3.60
T. Yamaguchi 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
S. Watanabe 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
H. Wakui 1.0 0 1 1 2 0 0 9.00
M. Iwata 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 NA
M. Tanaka 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 Korea
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Bong (W, 1-0) 5.1 3 1 1 3 1 0 1.69
S. Yoon (H, 1) 2.1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
K. Kim (H, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
C. Lim (S, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
C. Yong Lim 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA
IBB - T Kim (by H Wakui).
HBP - S Murata (by J Bong).
Pitches-strikes - Y Darvish 85-51; T Yamaguchi 5-5; S Watanabe 23-10; H Wakui 22-12; M Iwata 12-4; M Tanaka 4-3; J Bong 79-50; S Yoon 37-25; K Kim 10-7; C Lim 8-5.
Ground balls-fly balls - Y Darvish 7-2; T Yamaguchi 1-1; S Watanabe 0-2; H Wakui 2-1; M Iwata 0-0; M Tanaka 0-0; J Bong 12-3; S Yoon 1-4; K Kim 1-0; C Lim 0-1.
Batters faced - Y Darvish 20; T Yamaguchi 2; S Watanabe 5; H Wakui 5; M Iwata 2; M Tanaka 1; J Bong 21; S Yoon 10; K Kim 3; C Lim 2.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B--Carlos Rey. 2B--Joe West. 3B--Willie Rodriguez.
Ejections: JAPAN's Johjima by Wendelstedt (7th).
Time: 3:21.
Attendance: 15,332.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, left to right.

Updated on Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 2:57 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Japan
S. Murata Shuichi Murata
2-3
 Korea
J. Lee Jin Young Lee
1-2
2 RBI
 WBC Box Scores
Tue Mar 17, 2009
Puerto Rico 5
USA 6
Final

Japan 1
Korea 4
Final