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Right-handers set for rematch with title at stake

All Headlines 18:09 November 10, 2018

INCHEON, Nov. 10 (Yonhap) -- Two right-handers are set for their second duel on the mound with the South Korean baseball championship on the line.

The SK Wyverns are leading the Doosan Bears 3-2 in the best-of-seven Korean Series, which will resume with Game 6 at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Bears' home, Jamsil Stadium in Seoul.

Merrill Kelly of the SK Wyverns lets out a scream after getting out of a bases-loaded jam against the Doosan Bears in the top of the sixth inning of Game 3 of the Korean Series at SK Happy Dream Park in Incheon, 40 kilometers west of Seoul, on Nov. 7, 2018. (Yonhap)

The Wyverns will turn to American right-hander Merrill Kelly to try to capture their first Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) title since 2010.

Kelly was the winning pitcher in Game 3 last Wednesday, when he limited the Bears to two runs -- both unearned -- on four hits in seven innings in a 7-2 victory. He struck out five and walked two.

The Bears will also go back to their Game 3 starter, Lee Yong-chan, who's tasked with keeping the Bears' season alive.

He was charged with four earned runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings, but Lee pitched better than his final line indicated. All four runs were scored in the first two innings, and from the third inning and on, Lee held the Wyverns to two singles and struck out five.

Jamie Romak did most of the damage against Lee in that game, thanks to his three-run bomb in the bottom of the first inning.

Lee Yong-chan of the Doosan Bears throws a pitch against the SK Wyverns in the bottom of the first inning of Game 3 of the Korean Series at SK Happy Dream Park in Incheon, 40 kilometers west of Seoul, on Nov. 7, 2018. (Yonhap)

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