Top-ranked Japan, No. 3 Korea to meet in Final of Asia Professional Baseball Championship 2017

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TOKYO – The top-ranked Samurai Japan National Team and No. 3 Korea will meet at the Tokyo Dome Sunday in the Final of the inaugural WBSC-sanctioned Asia Professional Baseball Championship. Japan finished first in the preliminary round to earn “home team” status for the championship game.

Japan will give the ball to left-handed pitcher Kazuto Taguchi (Yomiuri Giants – NPB), while Korea will counter with righty Sewoong Park (Lotte Giants – KBO).

19日(日)に行われる決勝、韓国戦の予告先発投手が発表されました。日本代表は田口麗斗投手(読売ジャイアンツ)、韓国代表は朴世雄投手(ロッテ・ジャイアンツ)です。https://t.co/lsMGIByl5n #侍ジャパン pic.twitter.com/wFynIpY3IP

In their opening contest, Japan came from behind to defeat Korea, 8-7, in 10 innings.

Prize Money

The APBC 2017 champion will receive 20,000,000 JPY ($US 178,395) in prize money and the 2nd Place team will take home 5,000,000 JPY ($US 44,600).

Top-ranked Japan, No. 3 Korea to meet in Final of Asia Professional Baseball Championship 2017

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