K-pop: Korea powers its way to final
Classic championship game on deck after country topples Venezuela
By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com
Korea added one run in the fourth on a botched pickoff play with runners on first and second. First baseman Miguel Cabrera missed pitcher Enrique Gonzalez's throw, allowing a run to score on Venezuela's fourth error of the game. Venezuela, which had five errors in the entire tournament, made five errors on Saturday.Korea tallied two more runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Dae Ho Lee and a sacrifice fly by Jeong Choi. Venezuela scored its second run with the game well in hand on a solo home run by Carlos Guillen in the seventh inning. But Korea did its job and eliminated Venezuela, and now will face the winner of Sunday's semifinal game between the United States and Japan. Kim said his team is ready to face either country.
"It does not matter who we face, either U.S. or Japan," Kim said. "Either team is fine. We came all the way here, and this is what we hope -- that we play the best team out of the two teams."