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Olympic Baseball 2021: South Korea Tops Israel in Extra Innings to Win Opener

South Korea came out on top of a back-and-forth affair against Israel to start pool play in Group B at the Tokyo Olympics baseball tournament.

The Koreans came from behind twice with two runs in the fourth inning and three runs in the seventh inning.

Israel forced extra innings through a Ryan Lavarnway home run in the ninth inning, but its pitching staff let it down in the 10th.

Relief pitcher Jeremy Bleich hit the final two South Korea batters of the game to plate the game-winning run and give the Asian nation a 6-5 victory at Yokohama Stadium.