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After one time through the order, Korea has yet to hit a fair ball to the outfield against Hisashi Iwakuma.

Back to leadoff man Yong-Kyu Lee and his mustache. Lee attempts a swinging bunt on 1-1, but misses the pitch. He ultimately slaps a ball to third base. Yasuyuki Kataoka makes a nice charging play, scooping a short hop on the grass and firing to first on the run to retire Lee. Iwakuma then strikes out Jim Young Lee looking on a 92 mph fastball that rides down to the lower outside corner.

Hyun-Soo Kim then breaks up the perfect game by singling to the right of second base on a curve ball. That hit was made possible by the Japanese defense playing Kim to pull with second baseman Akinori Iwamura playing way over in the first-base hole.

That brings up cleanup hitter Tae Kyun Kim. Kim takes a big 1-0 hack on a split-finger and misses badly as the pitch dives. Iwakuma then repeats the pitch and the result, 1-2.  A fastball sails away for ball two. Kim takes a splitter that starts out too low and dives into the dirt. Full count. The runner goes, and Kim drives a splitter that doesn't split to the warning tracak in the left-field gap, but Seiichi Uchikawa tracks it down for the third out.

 

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