SSG Landers continued their lead with a thrilling comeback victory over the LG Twins.
SSG produced a dramatic turn over 5-4 thanks to an opposing finish error at the end of the ninth in the home match against the LG Twins held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon today (20th).
As a result, SSG, which has won three consecutive wins, played 4 games against second-placed LG, further solidifying their lead.
SSG started ace Kwang-Hyeon Kim, but the early start was unstable.
LG took the lead in the first inning by hitting a three-run home run on the left against Kim Kwang-hyun by Oh Ji-hwan following the hits by Park Hae-min and Chae Eun-sung in the first inning.
SSG started chasing after Choi Jeong-i hit a two-run home run at the end of the first inning.
However, LG ran away 4-2 when Lee Sang-ho, who hit a double in the beginning of the second inning, scored with a sacrifice bunt and sacrifice fly.
SSG, who started chasing again, succeeded in stealing second base after Shin-su Choo, who chose to walk after a two-out in the bottom of the 5th inning.
At the end of the 8th, Park Seong-han, who also got on base with an infield hit after two runs, scored with Oh Tae-gon’s left-handed hit following the stolen base, making the score 4-4.
At the end of the ninth, Min-sik Kim walked and Shin-soo Choo made a no-out 1st and 2nd base with a right-middle hit.
Then, during Choi Ji-hoon’s outfield floating ball, LG Ya Su-jin’s throwing mistake took advantage of Kim Min-sik’s digging into the home and drawing a golden finish.
Choo Shin-soo played a leading role in the attack with ‘5 on base’, choosing 3 hits and 2 walks.
Kim Kwang-hyun failed to make a quality start for the first time in eight games after his return (pitching more than six innings, within three runs), but after giving up four runs with seven hits in seven innings, he retreated without winning or losing.
Kiwoom Heroes beat the Hanwha Eagles 4-3 in the home game of Gocheok thanks to the two-hit performances of Eric Yokishi and Song Seong-moon.
At the end of the 4th inning, Kiwoom Lee Jeong-hoo opened the gate with a double from right-middle, and Kim Hye-seong made one-out 2nd and 3rd with stolen bases following a left-handed hit, and Song Seong-moon blew a two-run left-handed hit to take the lead.
In the 5th inning, as Park Joo-hong went on base with an infield hit, Kim Tae-jin and Yasiel Puig hit consecutive hits and added one point.
In the 6th inning, following Kim Hye-sung’s double, Song Seong-moon’s just-time hit added one point, leading to a 4-0 lead.
Hanwha, who pursued belatedly, recovered three runs with a double by Noh Si-hwan and a two-run home run by Jin-young Lee in the early 7th inning, but in the end failed to come back.
Yokishi allowed 3 runs with 3 hits in 6⅔ innings, but became the winning pitcher.
In Gwangju, the KIA Tigers defeated the NC Dinos 5-3.
KIA, which has won 4 in a row, has overtaken Doosan, which has lost 5 in a row, and climbed to the 4th place jointly with Samsung.
NC took the lead in the second inning, with Jinhyuk Noh hitting a solo home run in mid-month.
KIA, who was led to no hits until the 3rd inning, reversed 2-1 in the two-out 1st and 2nd bases made with two walks at the end of the 4th inning, with Hwang Dae-in’s double RBI double in the middle of the 4th inning.
NC recovered 1 point with Son Ah-seop’s sacrifice fly in the beginning of the 5th inning.
However, KIA took a 4-2 lead with a sacrifice fly by Kim Seon-bin following Ryu Ji-hyeok’s right-handed hit at one-out 2nd and 3rd base after the airlift shift.
NC recovered one point with Son Ah-seop’s just-time hit in the early 7th inning, but KIA responded with Na Seong-beom’s just-time hit at the end of the 7th inning and ran away again by two points to win.
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