Team Korea beat Taiwan 9-3 to win gold at the 2010 Asian Games. The gold medal victory earns a military exemption for players like the Cleveland Indians Shin Soo-choo and Samsung Lions Cho Dong-chan.
Starting pitcher Ryu Hyeon-jin tossed four innings, but gave up three runs. Ryu allowed five hits and three walks while striking out eight. KIA's Yoon Seok-min threw five innings of scoreless relief to close the door on a Taiwan comeback. Yoon gave up only three hits and one walk while striking out seven.
At the plate for the national team, third baseman Kang Jeong-ho blasted a pair of homers and finished 3-5 with five RBIs and two runs scored. Lee Dae-ho also hit a solo homer and right fielder Choo Shin-soo went 2-4 with a walk, two RBIs and a stolen base.
The KBO has posted the schedule for the 2011 season at their website. The first slate of regular season games will start on 4/2.