LOS ANGELES (AP) - Venezuela has a roster full of big-leaguers,
South Korea just one.
Nevertheless, the reigning Olympic champions reached the finals of the second World Baseball Classic with ease Saturday night.
Cleveland Indians outfielder Choo Shin-Soo hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run first, Yoon Suk-Min allowed two runs in 6 1-3 innings, and South Korea beat mistake-prone Venezuela 10-2 at Dodger Stadium before an enthusiastic crowd of 43,378 that included Commissioner Bud Selig.
Kim Tae-Kyun added a two-run homer off loser Carlos Silva in the
second for South Korea, which meets the winner of Sunday night's
semifinal matchup between defending WBC champion Japan and the
United States for the title on Monday night.