The Lotte Giants, LG Twins, NC Dinos and Doosan Bears, who are running 2nd to 5th in professional baseball, won Sunday’s game side by side to form a top-ranked composition.
1st place SSG Landers drew 3-3 with the Hanwha Eagles despite a close match that lasted 4 hours and 58 minutes to the 12th inning.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop’s Doosan Bears won a three-game series for the first time this year by sacrificing the KIA Tigers.
Doosan won 8-4 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against KIA at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 14th.
An average of 22,688 spectators visited the stadium over three consecutive weekends, including reaching 10,000 spectators (23,750) in two days, and ranked 5th in the match, which was considered the best big match. Doosan defeated KIA 6-1, 5 -1, 8-4 overpowered in turn, and established a bridgehead for the top ranks.
7th place KIA was completely defeated in the battle for defense and batting concentration and fell into a swamp of 5 consecutive losses.
On this day, which opened with a confrontation between two aces, Raul Alcantara (Doosan) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA), the two teams held numerous opportunities from the beginning, but were blocked by the skill of the opposing pitcher and marched to zero.
Then, after two outs in the fourth inning, Doosan deducted one point first with three consecutive hits by Song Seung-hwan, Jo Su-haeng, and Lee Yu-chan.
While KIA blew all four scoring chances up to the 6th inning, Doosan caught a catch error by KIA second baseman Kim Seon-bin at the end of the 6th inning, Jo Soo-haeng’s surprise squeeze bunt hit, Lee Yoo-chan’s left-handed hit, and Park Gye-beom’s push at 1st, 2nd and 3rd base. Bunt hits were tied up and 3 points were added.
KIA beat Doosan’s second pitcher Kim Kang-ryul and scored four runs in the 7th inning to turn the game back to square one.
KIA, who made up for one point with Kim Seon-bin’s infield ground ball from the bases loaded without any bases, revived the article with Choi Hyung-woo’s three-run home run in Woojungwol.
However, another mistake by KIA ruined the game.
At the end of the 8th inning, KIA third baseman Ryu Ji-hyeok, who caught a ground ball from Soo-bin on first base, threw a bad throw to second base, and Doosan seized a golden chance with no-one on first and third base.
Park Gye-beom’s sacrifice fly led them back to a 5-4 lead, and Yang Eui-ji pushed KIA away with a two-point arch.
■ LG Starter Plutko gave up 5 runs in 6 innings (4 earned runs), but thanks to the batting line, the 6th win
The LG Twins beat the Samsung Lions 8-5 in an away game in Daegu.
Samsung took advantage of LG second baseman Seo Geon-chang’s catching and throwing errors and scored 3 runs in the first inning with 2 RBIs and 3 bases by Ja-wook Koo.
In the third inning, which was chased 3-1, Kang Han-wool’s double, Jose Pirella’s heavy hit, and Kim Ji-chan and Kang Min-ho’s consecutive hits combined to run away 5-1.
LG started the chase with Park Dong-won’s two-run home run in the fourth inning. Park Dong-won pulled David Buchanan’s curve from Samsung and hit his 9th home run of the season and took first place in this category.
LG seized the opportunity to tie the game in the 7th inning against Samsung’s second pitcher Kim Tae-Hoon with Jung Joo-Hyun’s hit to the right and Hong Chang-Ki’s double to the center fielder.
Park Hae-min brought runner Shin Min-jae home from third base with an infield hit by the first baseman, and Hong Chang-ki scored during Kim Tae-hoon’s wild throw to tie the game at 5-5.
Then, Oh Ji-hwan from second out and third base hit a timely hit that changed the flow.
In the ninth inning, leading 6-5, Park Dong-won hit a double, sweeping away the runner-up of the first prize to receive Samsung’s white flag in the 9th inning.
LG starter Adam Plutko gave 5 runs (4 earned runs) in 6 innings, but thanks to the batting line, he won the game and kept his tie for first place with Eric Peddie (NC, 6 wins, 1 loss) with 6 wins (undefeated).
■ Lotte starter Strayley 6⅓ innings, 6 strikeouts, no runs, first win
2nd place The Lotte Giants defeated kt wiz, the lowest in Suwon, 8-3.
Lotte starter Dan Strayley pitched 6 ⅓ innings with 6 strikeouts and won his first win (3 losses) in 7 appearances this season.
Even after giving 4 hits and 3 walks, Strayley did not get a final blow and avoided conceding.
In the top of the first inning, Lotte scored 2 out 1st and 2nd base with hits by Kim Min-seok and Han Dong-hee, and scored 2 points with two right-handed hits by Jack Rex and Jeon Jun-woo.
Then, in the 4th inning, with 2 outs, 1st and 3rd base, Yoon Dong-hee’s hit to the right and Kim Min-seok’s hit to the left line added 2 points.
Even in the 7th inning with a 4-0 lead, Lotte showed off its concentration by scoring all 5 out of 8 points on the day after two outs, with Park Seung-wook scoring 1 RBI with a double in mid-month from 2 out 1 base.
The 3 points obtained in the 8th and 9th innings were a bonus.
■ NC Pedi 6 innings, 2 runs, 6th win with reverse throwing
NC Dinos defeated Kiwoom Heroes 6-4 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.
NC’s Pedy, who is considered the best pitcher who debuted in the KBO League this year, pitched well with 6 hits (1 home run), 7 strikeouts and 2 runs (2 earned runs) in 6 innings, accumulating 6 wins (1 loss) in the season.
In the 1st inning against Kiwoom starter Ariel Hurado, NC scored four points with Park Kun-woo’s left-handed two RBI double, Kwon Hee-dong’s left-handed double, and Park Se-hyuk’s right-handed three-time hit in the 1st and 3rd bases, predicting victory메이저놀이터.
Kwon Hee-dong doubled in the 3rd inning with a 4-1 lead, and Park Min-woo’s timely hit in the 9th inning ahead of a 5-2 victory did not lose the initiative to the end.
Kiwoom pursued with Addison Russell’s one-run home run in the 6th inning and Kim Hui-jip’s two-run home run in the ninth inning, but the innings were not enough.
■ Hanwha Eagles
and SSG Landers tied 3-3 after 12 overtime matches in Incheon.
As SSG took the lead with Park Seong-han’s timely hit and Oh Tae-gon’s left-handed solo home run, Hanwha immediately tied the game with pinch hitter Lee Jin-young’s superior double from 1st and 3rd base in the 7th inning.
In the top of the 12th inning of overtime, pinch hitter Park Sang-eon’s heavy hit and Choi Jae-hoon’s left-center hit led to a come-from-behind victory, with Kim In-hwan’s priority double from 2 outs 1st and 3rd base.
However, after the exchange of offense and defense, SSG Guillermo Heredia drew a left-handed solo arch to re-tie the score.
With 26 remaining bases left, the two teams’ futile battle lasted 4 hours and 58 minutes, making it the longest game of the season.