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Cuba overcome US to reach final
22 Aug 2008 14:53 BST

Defending champions Cuba crushed the United States 10-2 to reach the Olympics baseball final.

They will meet South Korea, who fought back from an early 2-0 deficit to beat Japan 6-2.

Cuba - who beat the US in group play last week - pounded 14 hits, beginning with three in the third inning to take a 2-0 lead.

Earlier Japan took an early lead after runs from Tsuyosh Nishioka, but could not keep their momentum going.

And South Korea took advantage, with Lee Seung-yuop hitting a crucial two-run home run in the eighth inning and Kang Min-ho all but sealing it.

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