‘Five Straight Wins’ For LG, 3.5 Games Ahead Of SSG, Leader KT also Magical With 4 Straight Wins (Total)

seoul-suwon=) By Jang Hyun-koo and Hong Kyubin Reporter = LG Twins, KT Wiz and KIA Tigers chorused their winning streaks side by side on the first day of August .Leaders LG extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-2 victory over the Kiwoom Heroes in their 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul .LG extended its lead atop the standings to 3.5 games over second-place SSG Landers, which lost on the day .Starting pitcher Lim Chan-kyu pitched 5⅔ innings of two-run ball to earn his third straight 스포츠토토링크 win against Kiwoom .After Kiwoom scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the third inning, LG turned the tide when Moon Bo-kyung hit a two-run double with two outs.In the fourth inning, leadoff hitter Oh Ji-hwan stole second base and advanced one base on Lee Jae-won’s single and Park Dong-won’s infield grounderIn the fifth inning, with the score 3-1, leadoff hitter Hong Chang-ki singled to left, rompting LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop to bring in Shin Min-jae for Moon Sung-joo.Shin Min-jae, who has become a key part of the team’s offense this year, hit a single to right-center field to send Hong home .Kiwoom pulled within one run in the top of the sixth inning on a groundout by Lee Won-seok following a double by Kim Hye-sung, but were unable to extend their lead as Lee Hyung-jong was retired on a foul fly to third base by LG reliever Go Woo-seok in the bottom of the inning. LG’s Oh Ji-hwan added three stolen bases on the day, becoming the eighth player in history to reach double-digit stolen bases in 12 consecutive years. KT also extended its winning streak to four games with an 8-0 sweep of SSG at home in Suwon .KT starter Ko Young-pyo worked his dragon-catching magic, tossing eight innings of six-hit ball with no walks and four strikeouts. Ko has won five straight starts against SSG .He retired the side in order in the first, third, fifth, and sixth innings, and gave up a pair of singles in the second, fourth, and eighth innings .In the seventh, he struck out Ha Jae-hoon and Choi Ji-hoon with runners on second and third .KT opened the scoring in the third inning with a Kim Min-hyuk single to right-center, and Jang Jang-woo followed with a huge solo shot to left in the fourth. They added six more runs in the eighth inning, including Moon Sang-chul’s two-run double and Park Byung-ho’s two-run homer to right-center, to take the white flag from SSG. The KIA Tigers extended their winning streak to four games with an 11-8 come-from-behind victory over the Samsung Lions, who had won three straight at Pohang Baseball Stadium. KIA fell behind 0-6 in the third inning after starter Mario Sanchez was hit by a pitch. Ryu Ji-hyuk, who was traded for Kim Tae-gun, rallied his former club KIA with four hits, including a two-run double and a two-run homer by Woo Jung-wol. However, KIA answered with two runs in the top of the fourth inning on a double to left-center by Na Sung-beom and an RBI single to right by Choi Hyung-woo .However, KIA scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning with a double to left-center by Na Sung-beom and a single to right by Choi Hyung-woo .After scoring a run in the fifth on Na’s RBI single to center, KIA scored three runs in the sixth on Lee Woo-sung’s RBI single to right and Choi Won-jun’s RBI double to right-center to make it 6-7.Starter Albert Suarez, left-hander Lee Seung-hyun and right-hander Lee Seung-hyun allowed six runs and Samsung had no pitchers on base .KIA broke the Samsung mound in the eighth inning with a five-run rally that included a tiebreaking single by pinch-hitter Ko Jong-wook, a double by Park Chan-ho, a walk-off double to right by Choi Won-joon and a triple to left-center by Kim Do-young. Woo Kyu-min drove in three runs and Jang Pil-joon added two. The heartbreaking loss put a damper on Samsung’s recent surge. Meanwhile, Ryu Ji-hyuk’s home run in the third inning that hit the top of the padded fence and went over the barbed wire was controversial. The ball hit the fence and bounced over the barbed wire, hitting the glove of a spectator who tried to catch it and sending the ball back into play .Despite KIA’s request for a video replay, the home run was upheld .As the controversy over the misjudgment grew, the KBO said it would review the discipline of the umpires who participated in the video review .At Busan’s Sajik Stadium, which pitted teams with three straight losses next to each other, the NC Dinos used an 11th-inning rally to win 6-3 and send the Lotte Giants to their fourth straight loss. With runners on first and second in the bottom of the third inning, Lotte scored three runs on Son Sung-bin’s RBI single to right-center and Jung Hoon’s RBI double to left-center. However, the inability to capitalize on their chances with two more singles proved costly.NC scored two runs in the fourth inning with four consecutive hits and tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth with Park Gun-woo’s double to center. Then, in the 11th inning, after a double by Park and two walks, Yoon Hyung-joon’s RBI single, Park Se-hyuk’s sacrifice fly, and Kim Joo-won’s RBI single scored three runs and decided the game. In Daejeon, the Doosan Bears snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-3 victory over the Hanwha Eagles .In a battle of the young guns of Korean baseball, Kwak Bin (Doosan) outdueled Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha).Kwak threw 99 pitches over seven innings, holding the Hanwha bats to just two hits and giving up one run .He struck out 10 batters while giving up just one hit and a walk. Hanwha’s No. 1 hitter Lee Jin-young and No. 8 hitter Nick Williams struck out in three straight at-bats against Kwak-Bin .Kwak gave up a leadoff home run to Kim In-hwan in the first inning. After giving up two walks and a hit, he struck out Lee Jin-young to end a bases-loaded jam in the second inning to pave the way for the long run. Kwak Bin improved to 9-3 on the season with his fifth straight win on the road, setting a new single-season record for most wins .Moon Dong-ju also pitched well, giving 토토사이트 up two runs on five hits with four strikeouts in five innings, but a two-run homer to Yang Seok-hwan in the top of the second was the difference .After missing multiple chances to score, Doosan scored six runs in the eighth inning, including Yang’s two-run arch to left and Kim Jae-ho’s two-run double to left with the bases loaded.

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