Choi Hyung-woo of the KIA Tigers became the first KBO player to reach the 1,500-run plateau with a two-run home run.
KIA pulled within one game of the fifth-place Doosan Bears with a hard-fought 6-4 victory over the visiting Hanwha Eagles in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon.
Kia slugger Choi Hyung-woo set a new career-high with the win.
Trailing 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning, Choi lined a 145-kilometer per hour fastball from Han Seung-ju for a two-run arch over the center field fence.
With the game-winning hit, Choi became the first player in history to reach the 1,500-run plateau with two RBIs. He also moved into sole possession of first place on the career RBI list.
Soon after, Socrates Brito hit a “back-to-back hitter’s home run” over the right field wall to give KIA a 3-1 lead.
In the sixth inning, with runners on first and second, Byun Woo-hyuk lined a changeup from Hanwha veteran Jung Woo-ram over the left field wall for a three-run blast.
Byun, who joined KIA from Hanwha last November, has two home runs in seven games against Hanwha.
Down 1-6 in the bottom of the ninth, Hanwha scored three runs on a solo shot by Noh Si-hwan and consecutive push balls by Jung Eun-won and Lee Jin-young to cut the deficit to 4-6.
Kia brought in Choi Ji-min, who had walked a batter, and sent Im Ki-young to the mound with the bases loaded. Lim got Kim In-hwan to ground out to shortstop to preserve the win.
Last-place Hanwha fell to its third straight loss.
SSG scores 5 runs in the top of the 10th inning on Choi’s grand slam + Park Sung-ho’s solo shot.
The SSG Landers moved back into the lead behind a grand slam from Ju Po Choi.
Choi’s grand slam to left field and Park Sung-ho’s solo shot to right field combined to give SSG a 6-1 victory in the top of the 10th inning of a 1-1 tie against the visiting Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Tuesday.
SSG swapped first and second place with the LG Twins, who lost that day.
Choi hit his 15th home run of the season to take sole possession of first place in the category, and increased his career total to 13, trailing Kia Tigers hitting coach Lee Bum-ho (17) by four.
After being held scoreless by Doosan starter Raul Alcantara, SSG struck first in the top of the sixth inning with two RBI singles by Choi Jung and Jeon Eui-san.
Doosan tied the game at 1-1 when Kim Jae-han singled up the middle with runners on first and second after a pitching change.
Doosan put runners on first and second in the bottom of the ninth, forcing SSG to go to extra innings to decide the game.
With runners on first and second, SSG had a golden opportunity when Choi Ji-hoon bunted and the Doosan infield failed to catch the ball.
Choi scooped up a pitch from Doosan reliever Lee Young-ha and smashed it over the left field wall for a grand slam.
Park Sung-seong followed with a solo arching shot to right, and the momentum of the game shifted completely in SSG’s favor.
■ NC Park Gun-woo, the No. 1 team in June, went 4-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs, and a walk.
NC Dinos and kt wiz, the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in June, continued their upward trend with side-by-side wins.
NC defeated LG 8-4 at Anbang in Changwon.
Taking advantage of LG starter Lee Sang-young’s struggles with his pitches, NC scored two runs in the first inning on Park Gun-woo’s RBI single and a passed ball.
They added two more runs in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Yoon Hyung-joon and an RBI single by Jeon Jae-hwan, and in the sixth, trailing 5-3, Park Gun-woo hit a cool two-run arch to left field.
Park went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, while Yoon Hyung-jun and Jae-Hyun Hwan each had two hits.
Song Myung-ki, who was rushed into the game in the third inning to replace Choi Sung-young, who was hit in the face by a straight hit from LG’s Moon Bo-kyung and taken to the hospital, pitched 2 1/3 innings of two-run ball to secure his first win in 72 days.
Lotte’s bearded reliever shaves off 5 runs in 8 innings…reliever Han Hyun-hee ‘fireworks’
KT WIZ also beat the Lotte Giants 5-2 in Suwon, extending their winning streak against Lotte to four games.
NC is now 12-1 in June, followed by KT at 11-5.
Lotte opened the scoring in the third inning with a solo home run by Ko Seung-min and took advantage of an error by KT third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun in the fifth to take a 2-0 lead.
Dan Straily, sporting his trademark beard, pitched five scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and appeared to be on his way to victory.
However, as soon as he brought in starter Han Hyun-hee for the sixth inning, Lotte’s game plan went completely awry.
After being shut down by Strillie, the KT bats put runners on first and second with a walk and a hit, and Lee Ho-yeon singled to right-center to bring in a run.
With runners on first and third, Hwang Jae-gyun’s infield grounder quickly tied the game at 2-2.
After Kim Sang-soo singled to right to put runners on second and third, Lotte brought in Kim Jin-wook to relieve, but Kim Min-hyuk broke up the shutout bid with an RBI single to left to make it 3-2.
With a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth, KT put runners on first and second with a walk and a single, then scored two runs on a wild pitch by Lotte reliever Choi Yi-jun and a single to left by Kim Sang-soo to win the game.
Kiwoom’s Choi Won-tae wins 6 innings, 2 earned runs…Samsung’s Buchanan loses 6⅔ innings, 1 earned run
The Kiwoom Heroes defeated the Samsung Lions 7-2 on their trip to Daegu.
Despite Jose Pirela’s leadoff double to left field in the first inning, Samsung was unable to capitalize off Kiwoom starter Choi Won-tae.
Eventually, Kiwoom came from behind to turn the game around.
After scoring a run in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by Lee Jung-hoo with runners on first and third, Kiwoom scored six runs in the top of the seventh thanks to two crucial Samsung errors.
Samsung third baseman Kim Young-woong, who caught a leadoff single by Lee Won-seok, threw a ball that first baseman Kim Jae-sung failed to catch. Kim Jae-sung, who took the mitt at first base in place of Oh Jae-il, who was sent to the second team, is a natural catcher.토토사이트
Kiwoom tied the game at 2-2 on Song Sung-moon’s single to left, advanced to third on Lee Ji-young’s grounder that Samsung shortstop Lee Jae-hyun fumbled, and then pushed Samsung away with Kim Jae-sung’s RBI double, two walks, a wild pitch by Samsung’s Moon Yong-ik, and Lee Won-seok’s infield single.
Samsung’s David Buchanan, who gave up six runs in 6⅔ innings, was charged with just one earned run.