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That two run lead looks huge given how scarce runs were ealry in this game, but six of the eight runs in this game have been scored since the end of the sixth inning.

Japan needs just three outs once again, and now they're facing the underside of the Korean order.

Yu Darvish is still in for Japan. It seems unlikely that he'd blow a save twice in one game.

Backup catcher Min-ho Kang leads off for Korea.

Darvish's 1-2 pitch is behind Kang's head. He then goes away with a slider, but misses to run the count full. Kang protects on a fastball up and in that might have been ball four, fouling it off. He does the same on the next, or so home plate ump Derryl Cousins believes. Kenji Johjima argues that Kang's backswing knocked the ball out of his mitt and that it was really strike three. The replay is hard to decipher, and Kang walks on the next pitch.

Jeong Choi pinch-hits for shortstop and ninth-place hitter Ki Hyuk Park, but is called out on a check swing on a slider for a three-pitch strikeout. I'm not sure he went around, but ESPN didn't show a replay.

Yong-Kyu Lee swings at the first pitch and flies out to center.

Once again, Japan is one out away from the title. Keun-Woo Jeong is the hitter.

He takes a 95 mph fastball low for ball one.

A changeup up in the zone is a called strike up and away, 1-1.

Jeong then swings through a slider away.

One more strike.

And there it is! Jeong swings through another slider and Japan repeats as the WBC champions, beating Korea 5-3 in ten innings.

What a game. What a tournament.

I'll be back in a few with some final thoughts.

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