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2009 World Baseball Classic – Pool A

Pool A of the First Round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic was held at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan from March 5 to 9, 2009.

Pool A was a modified double-elimination tournament. The winners for the first games matched up in the second game, while the losers faced each other in an elimination game. The winners of the elimination game then played the losers of the non-elimination game in another elimination game. The remaining two teams then played each other to determine seeding for the Pool 1.


  Preliminaries Qualifiers Seeding
                             
 China 0  
 Japan 4  
  W1  Japan 14  
  W2  South Korea 2  
 Chinese Taipei 0
 South Korea 9  
  W4  Japan 0 AR
  W5  South Korea 1 AW
L1  China 4  
L2  Chinese Taipei 1  
  W3  China 0
  L4  South Korea 14  

ResultsEdit

Pool A
  CHN 0
  JPN 4
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  TPE 0
  KOR 9
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  TPE 1
  CHN 4
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  JPN 14
  KOR 2 (F/7)
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  CHN 0 (F/7)
  KOR 14
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  KOR 1
  JPN 0
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Japan 4, China 0Edit

March 5 18:30 at Tokyo Dome
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
  Japan 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 X 4 5 0
WP: Yu Darvish (1−0)   LP: Chenhao Li (0−1)
Home runs:
CHN: None
JPN: Shuichi Murata (1)
Attendance: 43,428 (103.4%)
Umpires: HP − Ed Hickox, 1B − Jorge Pérez, 2B − Dana DeMuth, 3B − Daniel Toledo
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South Korea 9, Chinese Taipei 0Edit

March 6 18:30 at Tokyo Dome
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
  South Korea 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 X 9 10 0
WP: Hyun-jin Ryu (1−0)   LP: C. C. Lee (0−1)
Home runs:
TPE: None
KOR: Jin-young Lee (1), Keun-woo Jeong (1)
Attendance: 12,704 (30.2%)
Umpires: HP − Andy Fletcher, 1B − Daniel Toledo, 2B − Ed Hickox, 3B − Paul Hyham
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China 4, Chinese Taipei 1Edit

March 7 12:30 at Tokyo Dome
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 0
  China 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 X 4 9 0
WP: Jiangang Lü (1−0)   LP: Yueh-ping Lin (0−1)   Sv: Kun Chen (1)
Home runs:
TPE: None
CHN: Ray Chang (1)
Attendance: 12,890 (30.7%)
Umpires: HP − Dana DeMuth, 1B − Paul Hyham, 2B − Andy Fletcher, 3B − Jorge Pérez
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Japan 14, South Korea 2Edit

March 7 19:00 at Tokyo Dome
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Japan 3 5 0 1 2 2 1 X X 14 14 0
  South Korea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 X X 2 4 1
WP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (1−0)   LP: Kwang-hyun Kim (0−1)
Home runs:
JPN: Shuichi Murata (2), Kenji Johjima (1)
KOR: Tae-kyun Kim (1)
Attendance: 45,640 (108.7%)
Umpires: HP − Ed Hickox, 1B − Jorge Pérez, 2B − Andy Fletcher, 3B − Daniel Toledo
Notes: Completed early due to 10–run mercy rule after 7 innings.
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South Korea 14, China 0Edit

March 8 18:30 at Tokyo Dome
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 2 2
  South Korea 2 0 0 2 5 5 X X X 14 10 0
WP: Suk-min Yoon (1−0)   LP: Guoqiang Sun (0−1)
Home runs:
CHN: None
KOR: Bum-ho Lee (1)
Attendance: 12,571 (29.9%)
Umpires: HP − Andy Fletcher, 1B − Daniel Toledo, 2B − Dana DeMuth, 3B − Paul Hyham
Notes: Completed early due to 10–run mercy rule after 7 innings.
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South Korea 1, Japan 0Edit

March 9 18:30 at Tokyo Dome
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  South Korea 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
WP: Jung-keun Bong (1−0)   LP: Hisashi Iwakuma (0−1)   Sv: Chang-yong Lim (1)
Attendance: 42,879 (102.1%)
Umpires: HP − Dana DeMuth, 1B − Paul Hyham, 2B − Ed Hickox, 3B − Jorge Pérez
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