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SKorea beats China 7-1 in baseball semifinals

SKorea beats China 7-1 in baseball semifinals

The undefeated South Koreans beat China 7-1 in the baseball semifinals Thursday to advance to the gold medal match at the Asian Games.
Cleveland Indians' outfielder Choo Shin-soo hit a home run, his third in Guangzhou, and Kim Tae-kyun of the Japanese champion Chiba Lotte Marines drove in two runs.
China rallied with a run in the top of the third inning but managed only four hits and struck out eight times.
The South Koreans are seeking to win back the gold after settling for bronze at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. They had won the gold at the two previous Asian Games.
South Korea will face Taiwan or Japan in Friday's final.