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South Korea scores three in ninth to beat Dominican Republic

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Updated: August 01, 2021 10:56 AM

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Kim Hyun-Soo, part of the South Korean team that won Olympic baseball gold in 2008, hit a walk-off RBI single to cap a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth to propel South Korea to the next round of the playoffs and send the Dominican Republic into the losers' bracket.

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The Dominican Republic took a 3-1 lead in the fourth on a two-run home run by Juan Francisco. South Korea threatened several times to get one or both runs back but kept stranding runners, leaving 11 on base by game's end.

Pinch-hitter Choi Jooh-Wan started the South Korean rally with a single to lead off the ninth. Pinch-runner Kim Hye-Song stole second base, then scored on a single by Park Hae-Min. Lee Jung-Hoo doubled to bring home Park and scored the winner on Kim's single.

South Korea next faces Israel, which eliminated Israel 12-5 in the earlier game of the day. The U.S. returns to action in Monday's late game against Japan.

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