Ichiro Suzuki delivered the game-winning hit in the 10th inning.
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Already one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball, Ichiro Suzuki returned to his roots as a hero again as Japan repeated as World Baseball Classic champions.
Suzuki capped a four-hit night by lining a two-run single to center field in the 10th inning, and Japan successfully defended its crown from three years ago with a 5-3 win over Korea in the title game at Dodger Stadium.
Seiichi Uchikawa had three hits and scored twice, including the go-ahead run in the 10th, one inning after Korea tied the game on a single by Bum Ho Lee, but the reigning Olympic gold medal winners faltered in the next frame. continue>>