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S. Korean baseball championship game postponed to Friday due to rain

All Headlines 16:05 November 08, 2018

By Yoo Jee-ho

INCHEON, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) -- The fourth game of the South Korean baseball championship series was rained out on Thursday.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) decided to postpone Game 4 of the Korean Series between the home team SK Wyverns and the Doosan Bears at SK Happy Dream Park in Incheon, west of Seoul, to Friday. It will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Wyverns defeated the Bears 7-2 on Wednesday at home to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven meeting.

The field at SK Happy Dream Park in Incheon, 40 kilometers west of Seoul, is covered in tarps on Nov. 8, 2018, ahead of the scheduled Game 4 of the Korean Series between the home team SK Wyverns and the Doosan Bears. The Korea Baseball Organization postponed the game to Nov. 9 because of rain. (Yonhap)

Of the 14 times that the Korean Series has been tied at 1-1 prior to this year, the team that took Game 3 went on to capture the championship on 13 occasions.

Game 5 will be pushed back from 6:30 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday, also at SK Happy Dream Park.

Games 6 and 7, if necessary, will be at the Bears' home, Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, on Monday and Tuesday.

The Wyverns are in pursuit of their first title since 2010, while the Bears are chasing their third championship in four years.

The scheduled starters for Thursday were left-hander Kim Kwang-hyun for the Wyverns and right-hander Lee Young-ha for the Bears.

This is the eighth time a Korean Series game has been postponed due to rain.

The field at SK Happy Dream Park in Incheon, 40 kilometers west of Seoul, is covered in tarps on Nov. 8, 2018, ahead of the scheduled Game 4 of the Korean Series between the home team SK Wyverns and the Doosan Bears. The Korea Baseball Organization postponed the game to Nov. 9 because of rain. (Yonhap)

jeeho@yna.co.kr
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