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Sports Briefs

June 04,2018
BASEBALL

Blue Jays’ Oh pitches losing game against Detroit Tigers

The Toronto Blue Jays’ Korean reliever, Oh Seung-hwan, suffered his first loss of the season on Saturday.

Oh was roughed up for three earned runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning in relief against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, as the Jays went down 7-4. Oh is now 1-1 for the season.

Oh entered the game in the bottom of the eighth as the Jays’ third pitcher, with the score knotted at 4-4. The right-hander retired Nick Castellanos on a fly out to right to begin the inning, but then trouble ensued.

Miguel Cabrera singled to center, and Victor Martinez got a ground-rule double to left-center field to put runners at second and third.

Oh intentionally walked Niko Goodrum to load the bases, and John Hicks knocked in two runs with a single to center.

The runners were now at the corners, and JaCoby Jones brought in the third run of the inning for the Tigers with a sacrifice fly to left.

Jose Iglesias’ single chased Oh from the game, with the Tigers ahead 7-4. The Jays went on to lose by that same margin. Oh entered the game on a five-game scoreless streak, and the shaky outing saw his ERA rise from 2.13 to 3.12.

Yonhap



TAEKWONDO

Olympian Lee Dae-hoon wins ninth Grand Prix event

Lee Dae-hoon defeated Alexey Denisenko of Russia 10-8 in the final match of the men’s under 68-kilogram division to win his ninth World Taekwondo Grand Prix event in Rome, Italy on Sunday.

The title makes Lee the winningest taekwondo practitioner in the Grand Prix since it was first established in 2013.

Lee is a two-time Asian Games gold medalist and won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics.



VOLLEYBALL

Korea to face Japan, Thailand, Turkey in Nations League

The Korean women’s volleyball team heads into week four of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, on Tuesday.

With veteran players Kim Yeon-koung, Kim Su-ji and Yang Hyo-jin back on the team, Korea will play against Japan, Thailand and Turkey.

The FIVB Volleyball Nations League is an annual international women’s tournament involving 16 nations that is held from May to July.

By Kang Yoo-rim