2010 Asian Games

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The 2010 Asian Games were the fifth Asian Games to include baseball. They were held in Guangzhou, China from November 12 through November 27, 2010.

Participating in baseball were five of the top six finishers from the 2009 Asian Championship - Flag of Japan Japan, Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei, Flag of South Korea South Korea, Flag of People's Republic of China People's Republic of China and Flag of Thailand Thailand as well as Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, Flag of Pakistan Pakistan and Flag of Mongolia Mongolia


November 13[edit]

  • Flag of Japan Japan 18, Flag of Thailand Thailand 0. Kota Suda and three relievers team on a five-inning no-hitter of Thailand in a mercy rule game. 14 Japanese batters drive in at least one run in the rout, while Thai starter Kamolphan Kanjanavisut gives up 10 in the first inning alone. CF Mitsugu Kitamichi scores four and drives in two, reaching base all four times up.
  • Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 5, Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 3. Hong Kong leads 3-2 going into the 9th but Pakistan rallies for the win. 1B Arshad Khan drives in 3 for Pakistan and falls a homer shy of the cycle. 2B Ching-Nam Nau goes 3 for 3 with a run for the losers, but 3B-RF Chun-Yeung Wu makes three errors.

November 14[edit]

  • Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 11, Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 1. In the first match ever between a Taiwanese and Pakistani team, Taiwan won handily, as anticipated. 2B Yung-Chi Chen tripled, homered, scored twice and drove home two, while Yi-Chieh Hsiao allowed one hit and no runs in four innings. Wei-Lun Pan got the win in relief.

November 15[edit]

November 16[edit]

  • Flag of People's Republic of China People's Republic of China 7, Flag of Thailand Thailand 0. In the third shutout of the day, Tao Bu and two relievers team up on a five-hitter, the "worst" pitching effort by any of today's three winning teams. Former Mariners farmhand Chao Wang goes 2 for 4 with 3 RBI for China.

November 18[edit]

November 19[edit]

  • Gold Medal Game: Flag of South Korea South Korea 9, Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 3. South Korea wins their third Gold in five Asiads and in the process wins military exemption for all the players on the squad who had not yet earned exemption (in the 2008 Olympics Gold Medal run) or who had completed their service, including RF Shin-soo Choo of the Indians. Choo drove in 2B Keun-woo Jeong with a first-inning run against Wei-Lun Pan, but Taiwan tied it in the bottom of the inning against Hyun-jin Ryu. Korea built the lead to 6-1 by the third with homers by DH Dae-ho Lee and 3B Jung-ho Kang (a 2-run shot). Ryu gave up two more in the 4th but Suk-min Yoon relieved and blanked Taiwan for the next five innings to lock it up for Korea. Kang added another 2-run homer and finished with 5 RBI; LF Hyun-soo Kim, Kang and Jeong each got three hits as Korea banged out 17 in the rout.

See also 2010 Asian Games (Rosters)