9th inning rally gives Taiwan Asian Games baseball gold
by Bob Timmermann
Chih-Sheng Lin singled in two runs with one out in the bottom of the ninth as Taiwan beat Japan 8-7 to take the gold medal in baseball at the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. Lin's single was proceeded by a double by Chin-Feng Chen.
Japan had taken the lead in the eighth, 7-6, on a 2-run homer from Yoshiura Takashi. Japan's team consisted entirely of amateur players.
South Korea, who had won the last two quadrennial competitions, took home the bronze medal.
There is commentary about the game in the following post by people who were awake during the game.