‘Battle of the Nakdong River is different!
The seventh-ranked Lotte Giants snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating their Nakdong River rivals, the NC Dinos.
Lotte snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over NC in a home game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Sajik Stadium in Busan on April 2.
Foreign ace Charlie Barnes outdueled Eric Peddy, who led the league with 14 wins, in the starting lineup.
Lotte opened the scoring in the top of the second inning with back-to-back singles by Jeon Jun-woo, Lee Jung-hoon and Park Seung-wook, and scored a run on a wild pitch to take a 2-0 lead.
NC got a run back in the top of the third on Kwon Hee-dong’s RBI single, then scored two runs in the top of the fourth on Do Tae-hoon’s infield single and Park Se-hyuk’s RBI single with runners on first and third to make it 3-2.
In the bottom of the fourth, however, LOTTE regained the lead at 4-3 when Lee Jung-geun hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot to left field off NC ace Pedi.
Two batters later, Kim Min-seok doubled and Nico Goodrum singled to make it 5-3.
In the bottom of the sixth, Goodrum’s RBI single tied the game again.
Barnes pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits to earn the win.
NC’s foreign ace Eric Peddie, who was 14-2 with a 1.74 ERA and leading the league in both categories the day before, was pulled after giving up five runs on nine hits in four innings.
Peddie, who gave up the most runs in the fewest innings this season, saw his ERA soar to 2.10.
Samsung’s Kang Min-ho hits the game-winning hit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth…Kia’s Yang Hyun-jong scores three runs.
In Daegu, the Samsung Lions came from behind to beat the KIA Tigers, 7-6, thanks to a walk-off hit by Kang Min-ho.
KIA took the lead in the top of the first inning when Na Sung-bum hit a solo home run over the right field fence.
Samsung tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning with consecutive singles by Kim Ji-chan, Kim Hyun-joon, and Ryu Ji-hyeok.
After Ryu Ji-hyuk stole second to put runners on second and third, Samsung took a 3-1 lead when Koo Ja-rook doubled to center field.
However, KIA answered with four runs in the top of the sixth inning.
After Choi Won-jun singled and two walks loaded the bases, KIA scored two runs on a sacrifice fly by Na Sung-beom and an RBI single by Choi Hyung-woo to tie the game at 3-3.
Two innings later, Kim Sun-bin doubled and Kim Tae-gun singled to score two more runs and make it 5-3.
Samsung got one run back in the bottom of the eighth on a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Kang Min-ho, but KIA capitalized on an error in the top of the ninth to score one run and take a 6-4 lead.
However, Samsung tied the game at 6-6 in the bottom of the ninth when Ryu Ji-hyuk hit a two-run double to left field with the bases loaded, and two batters later, Kang Min-ho delivered the game-winning hit to secure the thrilling victory.
Kia’s Yang Hyun-jong gave up three runs on seven hits in five innings and came from behind to take the loss, but the bats saved him.
Doosan’s 12th-inning RBI single to right was the game-winner
The Doosan Bears defeated the Hanwha Eagles 4-1 in extra innings after Jung Soo-bin hit the game-winning hit in the top of the 12th inning.
Doosan opened the scoring in the top of the third inning when Park Kye-beom singled up the middle and stole second base, followed by Kim Jae-ho’s RBI single to right.
Hanwha tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning when Chae Eun-sung hit a solo home run to left field.
The game was decided in the 12th inning.
After Doosan’s leadoff hitter Kim Jae-ho singled to left-center, a sacrifice bunt was followed by Jung Soo-bin’s RBI single to right.
Two batters later, Yang Seok-hwan singled to left and Yang Ji-woo doubled to drive in two runs.
■ ‘Park Hae-min hits 5 RBIs’ LG wins 6th straight after losing 5 straight in second half
LG Twins won 6-3 against the Kiwoom Heroes at Jamsil Stadium, led by Park Hae-min’s five RBIs, including a game-winning triple.
The win was LG’s sixth in a row after losing five straight in the second half of the season, moving them to within 4.5 games of second-place SSG Landers, who also lost on the day.
Ahn Woo-jin and Lee Jung-yong faced off in the top of the order, and the game remained 0-0 until the sixth inning.
However, LG’s concentration shone through in the second half of the game.
In the bottom of the seventh, after back-to-back singles by Oh Ji-hwan and Moon Bo-kyung put runners on second and third, Park Dong-won walked on a wild pitch to load the bases.
Park then stepped up to the plate and lined a triple over the right-field fence off Ahn Woo-jin.
The single knocked Ahn Woo-jin out of the game.
LG scored a run on a wild pitch by Kiwoom reliever Jang Jae-young to make it 4-0.
In the bottom of the eighth, Park Hae-min struck again with a two-run double to make it 6-0.
Kiwoom scored three runs in the top of the ninth, including a double by pinch-hitter Kim Woong-bin, but could not overturn the deficit.
Ahn Woo-jin, who leads the league in strikeouts, struck out five in the sixth inning, but gave up four runs on six hits and two walks to take the loss.
■ KT Cuevas pitches 7 scoreless innings for 4th win…SSG’s Kim Kwang-hyun gives up 1 run in 7 innings in loss
In Suwon, the KT Wiz, led by William Cuevas, defeated the SSG Landers, led by Kim Kwang-hyun, 1-0.
Using a fastball that reached speeds of up to 150 kilometers per hour, Cuevas shut down the SSG lineup for seven innings of six-hit, five-strikeout ball to earn his fourth win of the season.
SSG’s Kim Kwang-hyun also pitched well with seven innings of four-hit ball, three walks, two strikeouts and one earned run, but was unable to get any offensive help and suffered his third loss of the season (six wins).
KT scored the game-winning run in the fourth inning with two long balls.
Leadoff hitter Anthony Alford led off with a double to left field, and two batters later, Hwang Jae-gyun hit a two-run double off the fence.토스카지노
Hwang finished 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
KT, which fell to the bottom of the standings early in the season due to injuries to key players, moved past NC and into sole possession of fourth place.
SSG pounded out eight hits, but their lack of focus cost them the game.
SSG manager Kim Won-hyung was ejected in the eighth inning for protesting a check swing call by the first base umpire.