Park Hae-min should “Finish” LG breaks its three-game losing run…4 straight victories by KT increase the lead
The LG Twins, who have been struggling of late, snapped a three-game losing streak with a hard-fought victory.
Park Hae-min hit a dramatic walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give LG a 3-2 victory over the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium on Wednesday.
With the win, LG snapped a three-game losing streak and continued its charge toward a direct ticket to the Korean Series.
Casey Kelly and Kwak-Bin Kwak led the way for Doosan until the final inning.
Doosan opened the scoring in the top of the sixth inning when Ahn Seok-hwan doubled down the left field line, followed by Kim Jae-hwan’s RBI single to left.
In the top of the eighth, Kim Jae-ho and Jose Rojas followed with back-to-back singles before Yang Seok-hwan hit a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.
Down 2-0, LG managed to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth.
One out later, Austin Dean hit a solo home run to left field off Doosan’s third pitcher, Hong Gun-hee.
After back-to-back singles by Moon Bo-kyung and Oh Ji-hwan put runners on first and third, LG tied the game at 2-2 on an infield grounder by Park Dong-won.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, Oh Ji-hwan singled to right and Park Dong-won drew a walk to put runners on first and second.
Moon Sung-joo then flied out to left field, but two batters later, Park Hae-min came up to bat and hit a celestial single to left field to bring in the winning run.
Riding a fearsome second-half surge, second-place KT WIZ defeated the Samsung Lions 6-4 at home in Suwon, led by home runs from Anthony Alford and Byung-ho Park.
Riding a four-game winning streak, KT maintained a 4.5-game lead over first-place LG.
KT opened the scoring in the top of the first inning with an RBI single by Anthony Alford, but Samsung answered with an infield single by Lee Jae-hyun in the top of the second to make it 1-1.
KT took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the second when Hwang Jae-gyun doubled with two outs after a pitching change, but Samsung scored two runs in the top of the third on an error to tie the game at 3-3.
However, KT regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Alford blasted a two-run homer to left field.
Samsung pulled within one run in the top of the eighth when Jose Pirela hit a solo home run to right, but KT took the lead for good in the bottom of the eighth when Park Byung-ho hit a huge solo shot to center to make it 6-4.
In Incheon, where Kim Kwang-hyun and Ahn Woo-jin faced off on the mound, the Kiwoom Heroes scored six runs in the top of the 12th inning of a 2-2 tie to beat the SSG Landers 8-3.
Last-place Kiwoom snapped a three-game losing streak, while third-place SSG, who have a long road ahead of them, had their three-game winning streak halted.
SSG scored first in the bottom of the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by Jeon Eui-san.
Kiwoom fought back in the top of the sixth inning, putting runners on first and second with Dawson’s single and Kim Hwijip’s double, before Lee Ju-hyung’s sacrifice fly and Lee Hyung-jong’s RBI single made it 2-1.
However, SSG tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning when Choi Jung hit a huge solo home run to left field.
The game went to extra innings.
With the bases loaded, Kim Hui-jip hit a two-run double to left-center to give Kiwoom a 4-2 lead.
One inning later, Lee Hyung-jong doubled and the next batter, Song Sung-moon, hit a two-run homer to right to make it 8-2.
SSG managed to get one run back in the bottom of the 12th on a solo home run by Park Sung-yi.
SSG’s Kim Kwang-hyun struck out five and allowed two runs on six hits until the seventh inning, while Kiwoom’s An Woo-jin gave up one run on five hits with three strikeouts until the sixth inning, but neither team was able to record a win.
In a matchup of losing teams, the Lotte Giants defeated the Hanwha Eagles 5-2.
Seventh-ranked Lotte snapped a seven-game losing streak, while ninth-ranked Hanwha was unable to break out of a seven-game losing streak.
Lotte scored the first three runs in the top of the third inning as Jeon Jun-woo hit a two-run triple on an error.
Hanwha responded with two runs of their own in the fifth, capitalizing on two Lotte errors after an offensive shift.
However, Lotte answered with a run in the top of the sixth on an RBI single by Noh Jin-hyuk and a run in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Jeong Hoon.
Lotte starter Aaron Wilkerson pitched six innings, allowing two runs (unearned) on five hits to earn the win.
In Gwangju, the KIA Tigers pounded out 15 hits in a 13-3 victory over the NC Dinos.
KIA opened the scoring in the top of the first inning with a two-run double by Choi Hyung-woo.
NC cut the deficit to 3-1 in the top of the third when Jason Martin hit a two-run double with the bases loaded after three walks.
However, KIA responded in the bottom of the inning, chasing NC starter Eric Peddie.
After Park Chan-ho led off with a walk and stole second, Kim Do-young followed with a single to right-center field.
In the next inning, Choi Hyung-woo, Socrates Brito, Kim Sun-bin, Kim Tae-gun, and Byun Woo-hyuk combined for five consecutive hits to score three runs and take a 5-3 lead.
Two innings later, Park Chan-ho hit a two-run double to make it 7-3.
After a solo home run by Na Sung-bum in the fourth inning, KIA added two more runs in the sixth inning, including a two-run double by Na to make it 10-3.
In the bottom of the eighth, they added three more runs on an error.
Pedi, the best pitcher of the season, suffered the yoke of defeat with his worst outing of the season, giving up seven runs on eight hits and three walks in three innings.
Riding a five-game winning streak, 카지노사이트킴 fifth-place KIA moved to within one game of fourth-place NC.