Professional baseball’s Doosan Bears secured a thrilling walk-off victory over Seoul rival LG Twins and solidified their entry into the postseason.
Doosan won 4-3 in a home game against LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium on the 29th with Jo Su-haeng hitting a dramatic walk-off hit in the bottom of the 9th inning.
4th place Doosan, who had played 130 games out of 144 games in the season until this day, broke away from a 2-game losing streak and chased down 3rd place NC Dinos (70 wins, 2 draws, 57 losses, 0.551), who had no game that day, by 2.5 games.
They widened their lead over 5th place SSG Landers (65 wins, 3 draws, 63 losses, 0.508) by 3 games.
On the other hand, LG, the sole leader, was unable to reduce its ‘magic number 6’ to win the regular season.
LG took the lead in the early stages.
In the top of the first inning, LG’s leadoff hitter, Hong Chang-gi, stole second base after hitting a hit to left-center, and Park Hae-min brought in the first run with a double down the left field line, and Kim Hyun-soo hit a timely hit to right to take a 2-0 lead.
Doosan launched a counterattack immediately after changing offense and defense.
After Jo Su-haeng walked with one out in the bottom of the first inning, Jose Rojas hit a two-run home run to tie the score at 2-2.
In his second at-bat in the bottom of the third inning, Rojas hit consecutive solo home runs against LG starter Lim Chan-gyu to make it 3-2.
However, Doosan was unable to take advantage of scoring opportunities, such as 1st base with no outs in the 5th inning, 1st and 2nd bases with no outs in the 6th, and 3rd bases with 1 out in the 7th.
As Doosan failed to escape, LG brought the game back to square one.
LG made it 3-3 in the 8th inning with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd base when Austin Dean hit a timely hit to left.
The unknown game was decided in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Doosan appeared to be heading into extra innings when pinch hitter Kim In-tae hit a short fly ball to center field with the bases loaded and one out.
However, Cho Su-haeng, who came to the plate with two outs, hit a walk-off hit to right field, putting an end to the difficult game.
■ Lotte’s fourth hitter, Jeon Jun-woo, went 4-for-4 with 2 RBIs and 2 RBIs.
In Sajik, the Lotte Giants, who had 17 hits, defeated the Hanwha Eagles 9-1.
Lotte, ranked 7th with 3 consecutive wins, continued to have a glimmer of hope toward the postseason (PS).
Hanwha took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Choi In-ho, who got on base with a body hit, stole second base, and then Nick Williams hit a timely hit to left.
Lotte made it 1-1 with Lee Jeong-hoon’s sacrifice fly at second and third base with no outs after a shift in offense and defense, and Jeon Jun-woo hit a left-field double and Nico Goodrum hit a timely hit to make it 3-1.
Lotte, who added 2 runs in the 6th inning due to an opponent’s error, added 2 more runs in the bottom of the 7th with timely hitting by Kim Min-seok and Ahn Kwon-soo, and in the 8th inning, Lee Hak-ju hit a two-run home run to drive home the goal.토토사이트
Lotte’s fourth hitter, Jeon Jun-woo, recorded 4 hits and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats.
Lotte starter Han Hyun-hee pitched 6 innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run, earning her 6th win (10th loss) of the season.
Hanwha’s veteran reliever Jung Woo-ram has appeared in 999 games and is on the verge of becoming the first KBO League pitcher to appear in 1,000 games.
KIA Socrates led the attack with 4 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats. [yunhap news]
■ KIA Socrates led the attack with 4 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats. At
Gocheok Dome, the KIA Tigers recorded 20 hits and defeated the Kiwoom Heroes 13-5.
KIA, ranked 6th, tied for the most hits by the team this season, followed closely behind SSG Landers, who ranked 5th, by half a game.
KIA took the lead by scoring a follow-up ground ball after Socrates Brito hit a double in the top of the second inning, and in the third inning, Socrates hit a timely hit following Byun Woo-hyuk’s solo home run to take a 3-0 lead.
Kiwoom tied the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the 3rd inning with 2 outs and 2nd and 3rd bases with Kim Hwi-jip’s 2 RBI hit and Su-jong Park’s triple.
However, KIA scored 3 points in the top of the 5th inning, including a double by Socrates, and took the lead again, 6-3.
In the 6th inning, while Kiwoom’s fielders committed 2 errors, Go Jong-wook’s 3-run home run scored 6 runs to tie the game.
Socrates led the attack with 4 hits in 5 at-bats and 3 RBIs.