Korea has six outs to get two runs to stay alive.
Hisahsi Iwakuma is still in there, though Yu Darvish is warm in the bullpen.
Bum Ho Lee leads off by doubleing off the base of the wall in the right-field gap.
What did I tell you last inning? Tatsunori Hara should go to Darvish right here, even with the bottom of the order coming up. Iwakuma's at 86 pitches.
Like Young Min Ko drops a foul right where Michihiro Ogasawara put one, untouched, in the top of the inning, he then grounds out to shortstop, moving Lee to third base. The insurance run Japan got in the top of the inning looms large.
Korean manager In-Sik Kim sends up monstrous slugger Dae Ho Lee to hit for catcher Kyun Oan Park. Park struck out looking and fouled out to the catcher in his two at-bats. Lee swings at the first pitch and lifts a ball 390 feet to dead center, sending Bum Ho Lee home. 3-2 Japan.
Lefty Hyunjin Ryu is in for Korea. He'll face lefty-hitting Atsunori Inaba with one out and a runner on first base.
Hyun Wook Jong's line, pending the runner on first, is 3 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Ryu starts Inaba off with a pair of 93 mph fastballs, one a ball low and away, one a strike inside. Inaba then pulls a changeup just fair down the first-base line. It hops into the stands, forcing Seiichi Uchikawa to hold at third base as Inaba gets a ground-rule double.
Akinori Iwamura up with two men in scoring position. Ryu falls behind him 2-0. Iwamura lifts a fly ball to left and Hyun-Soo Kim's throw is a rainbow that goes way up the first base line as Uchikawa scores and Inaba advances.
Japan is looking for an insurance run here as Korea has just six outs left to tie the game.
Hyun Wook Jong stays in for his fourth inning of work, though the Korean bullpen is active.
On 2-1, Michihiro Ogasawara drops a foul ball in no-man's land between third base and left field. He then takes a curve in the dirt to run the count full, but strikes out on a changeup.
Two men are warming in the Japanese bullpen. One is Yu Darvish.
Seiichi Uchikawa singles to right field. That's the fourth hit in the last inning-and-a-third off Jong and brings the Korean pitching coach to the mound to make a pitching change.
As that double play was being turned Jon Miller said that second baseman Young Min Ko was the player who was knocked goofy by that slide the previous inning. He had it wrong. It was center fielder Yong-Kyu Kim who broke his batting helmet.
Hisashi Iwakuma is still in there with his pitch count below 80.
Hyun-Soo Kim lifts a fly to left field for the first out, bringing up Tae Kyun Kim for what could be his last at-bat in this tournament. Iwakauma quickly gets ahead 0-2, then overthrows a fastball for ball one outside. He comes back inside and Kim flies out to left. Now it's Shin-Soo Choo, who homered his last time up. Here he flies to the left field foul line.
Iwakuma needed just nine pitches in that inning, but his pitch count is in the mid-80s, it's a one-run game, and all three outs were deep fly balls. I'd expect to see a new Japanese pitcher in the eighth.