24 Mar 2009

Jaopan celebrates baseball win over USA

11:06 am on 24 March 2009

Baseball-mad Japanese are celebrating the defending champions' 9-4 win over the United States in the World Baseball Classic semi-final in Los Angeles.

A pair of pair of big innings and the pitching of Daisuke Matsuzaka from the Boston Red Sox saw Japan into the Championship game at Dodger Stadium.

They'll face the Olympic champions South Korea, who eliminated Venezuela 10-2.

Japan won the inaugural classic in 2006.