KSL OLYMPICS

Dominicans Top South Korea 10-6, Win Baseball Bronze

Aug 7, 2021, 4:35 PM
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Infielder Erick Mejia #6 of Team Dominican Republic celebrates scoring a run with his team mates after the two run double of Infielder Juan Francisco #34 in the eighth inning against Team Republic of Korea during the bronze medal game between Dominican Republic and Republic of Korea on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on August 07, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Yuichi Masuda/Getty Images)
(Photo by Yuichi Masuda/Getty Images)

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Juan Francisco homered for the Dominican Republic in the first inning, then hit a tiebreaking double off Seunghwan Oh of South Korea in the eighth inning of a 10-6 victory that earned the Olympic baseball bronze medal.

Melky Cabrera had four hits for the Dominicans, who won a baseball medal for the first time.

2008 gold medalist South Korea took a 6-5 lead in a four-run fifth inning against five pitchers.

Kang Baek-Ho hit a go-ahead single.

A former closer for the St. Louis Cardinals, Oh blew a save for the second time.

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