Korea overwhelmed China, 14-0, in Pool A play at the World Baseball Classic on Sunday. The loss eliminates China while Korea faces Japan on Monday for the top seed in Pool A.
Staving off elimination in the 2009 World Baseball Classic on Saturday, Terry Collins' Team China defeated Chinese Taipei, 4-1, at Tokyo Dome in Game 3 of the tournament's Pool A.
China will meet Chinese Taipei in Game 3 of the 2009 World Baseball Classic Pool A, Asia Round, in an elimination game at Tokyo Dome on Saturday.
A determined China club fell short in the opening game of the 2009 World Baseball Classic, falling to Japan, 4-0, in front of 43,428 fans in Tokyo on Thursday night.
Japanese starter Yu Darvish tossed four no-hit innings, and Shuichi Murata hit a two-run homer as the defending World Baseball Classic champs beat China, 4-0.
Japan is the heavy favorite to defeat China as the two teams open the 2009 World Baseball Classic on Thursday in Game 1 of Pool A, the Asia Round, at Tokyo Dome.
The first of 39 games in the 2009 World Baseball Classic takes place early Thursday morning at the Tokyo Dome, where defending champion Japan will take on China. That's 39 steps of suspense rivaling the best of Hitchcock, and the action will soon begin.
The 2009 World Baseball Classic begins on Thursday with Pool A -- the Asia Round -- at Tokyo Dome, kicking off with host and defending champion Japan playing China at 4:30 a.m. ET. Korea will take on Chinese Taipei at 4:30 a.m. ET on Friday to get the first round fully under way.
China is relatively new to baseball, but developing rapidly. Two Yankees prospects are expected to play for China in the World Baseball Classic.