Taiwan joined the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic second round Tuesday despite defeat to 2009 finalists South Korea, who suffered their earliest exit in the competition.
China's Chang Ray bats a single against Brazil during the eighth inning of their first-round Pool A game in the World Baseball Classic tournament in Fukuoka on March 5, 2013. China beat Brazil 5-2.
At a packed Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium, the co-hosts went down 2-3 to South Korea, one of the tournament favourites, but still progressed top of Pool B courtesy of their superior scoring record.
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