Asian Games: Taiwan defeats China in baseball super round

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Chiang Chien-ming (姜建銘)

Chiang Chien-ming (姜建銘)

Jakarta, Aug. 30 (CNA) Taiwan defeated China 1-0 in match two of the men's baseball super round on Thursday at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

Taiwan's starting pitcher Wu Sheng-feng (吳昇峰) allowed only four hits in 5.2 innings. China used Gan Quan (甘泉) as its starting pitcher.

Taiwan warmed up slowly until Hsiao Po-ting (蕭帛庭) fired the team's first hit in the third inning, with both teams failing to make any runs in the first five innings.

In the sixth inning, with one out, Taiwan's Tai Ju-liang (戴如量) scored a hit and then made a steal to second base.

In the same inning, Tai made it to third base after a fumble by China and teammate Lin Han (林瀚) was given a walk.

With third and first bases loaded, Chiang Chien-ming's (姜建銘) double sent Tai to home plate to score the winning run.

It was the first time Taiwan's baseball team faced China at the current Asian Games following three consecutive wins in the preliminary round over Korea 2-1, Hong Kong 16-1 and Indonesia 15-0.

Taiwan is scheduled to play Japan Friday in match four of the super round with the winner advancing to the final.

(By Sie Jing-wun and William Yen)

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