|S. Korea edges Cuba for 1st baseball gold |
|Manager Kim Kyungmoon is tossed in the air by his players after his team beat Cuba 3-2 in the gold medal game.|
|Beijing, China (Sports Network) - South Korea turned a double-play with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, holding on to beat Cuba 3-2 in the gold medal game at the Beijing Olympics.|
It was the first gold medal for the Koreans in 16 years since baseball was added as an Olympic sport.
Cuba, the three-time Olympic champions, took less than gold for the first time since winning silver behind the United States in 2000.
Earlier on Saturday, Taylor Teagarden hit the go-ahead two-run double in the fifth inning and Jason Donald followed with a two-run homer to lead the U.S. over Japan, 8-4, in the bronze medal game.
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