Professional baseball LG Twins defeated Kiwoom Heroes after a bloody battle in the 12th inning and continued to lead with 7 consecutive wins.
kt wiz defeated SSG Landers on a 3-game 꽁머니 losing streak and won 6 games in a row. SSG, who lost 3 games in a row, lost 5.5 games to LG, which was competing for the lead, and is being chased by 4 games to 4th place kt, which had 6 consecutive wins.
In LG’s home game against Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 3rd, Park Dong-won tied the game with a two-run home run in the bottom of the 9th, trailing 2-4, followed by a two-run home run at the end of the 12th inning, and Jung Joo-hyun hit a walk-off hit to finish 5- I caught a thrilling victory with 4.
With this, LG, which won 7 consecutive victories, the most of the team this season, took a 5.5 game gap with 2nd place SSG Landers, who lost that day, and kept its sole 1st place.
On the other hand, 9th place Kiwoom, who suffered a painful come-from-behind defeat, fell into a swamp of 5 consecutive losses.
After Ronnie Dawson, who had an infield hit after two outs in the first inning, succeeded in stealing second base, Kiwoom dug home when Song Seong-moon’s infield hit and scored the first run.
Then Lee Joo-hyung, who came to bat, hit a superior two-run home run to make it 3-0.
Hong Chang-ki, who chose to walk in the bottom of the first inning, scored on LG’s opponent’s error to make up for one point.
However, Kiwoom added 1 point to Lee Yong-gyu’s sacrifice fly from 1 out 1st and 3rd base in the beginning of the 4th inning and ran away to 4-1.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, LG chased 2-4 with two outs on first and second base, which were made by Moon Bo-kyung and Park Hae-min, and Hong Chang-gi hit the left at the right time.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, when the lead batter Moon Bo-kyung walked, Park Dong-won hit a left-handed two-run home run into the outfield stands to tie the game 4-4 and go into overtime.
The match was split in 12 innings.
Kiwoom took the opportunity to score one run in the top of the 12th inning, but the follow-up hit did not explode, so he could not score a point to run away.
LG, which escaped from the crisis, scored a golden finish with a dramatic infield hit by Jung Joo-hyun at the bottom of the 12th inning with two outs on second and third base.
■ kt Jaekyun Hwang, 2 RBIs with 24 bases in the 5th inning, 6 consecutive victories
kt wiz won 6 consecutive victories against SSG Landers by sweeping all 3 matches during the week.
kt won 3-1 in the 2023 professional baseball home game against SSG at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 3rd.
After sweeping Changwon’s three-game series against the NC Dinos last weekend, kt, who came to the home, continued their winning streak to ‘6’ and now have the lead in sight.
After a run in the top of the 3rd inning, SSG tied Choi Ji-hoon’s bunt hit in front of the pitcher, stole second base, and Choo Shin-soo’s left-handed double that penetrated the side of the third baseman to score the first run in 21 innings.
At the end of the 5th inning, which was trailing 0-1, kt turned the game over at once with a concentrated hit.
In the 2nd 1st and 2nd bases, Park Byeong-ho hit a timely hit in front of the center fielder to make it 1-1.
Follow-up hitter Jang Seong-woo picked a walk and loaded the bases, and kt Hwang Jae-kyun turned the game over to 3-1 with two RBIs and a left-handed hit.
In kt, who succeeded in reversing, starter Eom Sang-baek blocked it with 6 hits and 1 run until the 7th inning, then Park Young-hyun in the 8th and Kim Jae-yoon in the 9th inning sortie in order to keep the team victory.
SSG fell into a three-game losing streak.
■ Kim Do-young and Park Chan-ho 4 hits each… 6th place KIA, 5th place NC 1.5 game car chase
In Pohang, where Kim Do-young and Park Chan-ho scored 4 hits, the KIA Tigers defeated the Samsung Lions 12-8.
The 6th place KIA (42 wins, 43 losses, 1 draw), which left 1 win with a win rate of 50% with the victory that day, chased the 5th place NC Dinos by 1.5 games.
KIA scored the first run in the first inning with a timely hit by Socrates Brito.
After the shift, KIA starter Eui-ri Lee’s pitching was shaking, while Kim Hyeon-joon got a fit ball and Ryu Ji-hyeok walked, and Koo Ja-wook made a right-handed hit to make it 1-1.
After one out, Kim Dong-yeop’s right-handed hit turned Samsung to 2-1, but after two outs, Lee Jae-hyeon hit a two-run double and ran away to 4-1.
In the top of the 4th inning, KIA made up 2 points with Ko Jong-wook and Park Chan-ho’s doubles, followed by Kim Do-young’s timely hit in the middle.
In the 6th inning, lead batter Park Chan-ho hit a double, then concentrated on 5 hits and 2 walks amidst an error by the opponent, turning the tide of the game with a massive 6 runs and 9-4.
At the end of the 7th inning, Samsung made up for 3 runs with 4 hits including Koo Ja-wook and Kim Tae-hoon’s doubles, and pursued the game 7-9.
However, KIA added 3 points with Socrates’ triple in the top of the 9th inning, and ran away again to 12-7, consolidating the victory.
Samsung added one run at the bottom of the ninth, but could not make up for the large number of runs.
■ Hanwha Kim Tae-yeon 1st inning two-run final shot + Pena 8 wins 4 straight losses Escape
In Daejeon, Kim Tae-yeon’s home run shot led the Hanwha Eagles to defeat the Doosan Bears 5-2 and escaped a 4-game losing streak.
In the bottom of the first inning, lead hitter Eun-Won Jeong walked, and after one out, Tae-Yeon Kim hit a two-run homer to take the early lead.
In the fourth inning, Noh Si-hwan, who hit a double, was called in by Oh Seon-jin for an infield hit, making the score 3-0.
Doosan, who had only one hit until the 6th inning, made up 1 run in the top of the 7th inning with 3 outs and 1 out with a base loaded by Su-bin Sue with a sacrifice fly.
However, Hanwha widened the score to 5-1 with Lee Do-yoon hitting 2 RBIs and 3 bases after the offensive and defensive shift.
Doosan made up for one point with Jang Seung-hyeon’s timely hit at the end of the 8th inning, but could not chase it anymore.
Hanwha starter Felix Pena threw 7 pitches in 6⅓ innings, but blocked the Doosan lineup with 1 hit and 1 run.
■ NC Widener 7 innings, 1 run… In Busan,
the NC Dinos won 8-1 against the Lotte Giants with 14 hits.
NC, who avenged the loss the previous day, pursued 4th place kt wiz by one game.
In Lotte, Nico Goodrum, who had hit a double at the end of the 4th inning, was called in by Jeon Jun-woo as a timely hit in the middle of the game, and took the lead.
The NC, which was being dragged, exploded in the top of the 6th inning.
Following consecutive hits by Son Ah-seop and Park Min-woo, Park Gun-woo hit a double in left-center to make it 1-1.
NC turned 2-1 with Jason Martin’s sacrifice fly in second and third base, and Kwon Hee-dong’s left-handed hit backed up the score to a 3-1 lead.
In the 8th inning, NC, who added 1 point with Kwon Hee-dong’s sacrifice fly, added 4 points with 5 hits, including 2 RBIs and 3 bases by Park Min-woo, in the beginning of the 9th inning, driving a wedge.
NC starter Widener struck out 8 up to the 7th inning and blocked it with 4 hits and 1 run, winning his 4th win (2nd loss) of the season.
Son Ah-seop led the attack with 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base, and Kwon Hee-dong led the attack with 2 hits and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats.