Going into the 11th inning, a hit from Doosan Bears player Hur Kyoung-min took Ryu Ji-hyeok home, ending the Saturday evening game as a 5-4 win against the Lotte Giants. The game saw the Bears battle back from a three-run lead that the Giants gained in the first half of the game.
The win, which happened at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, Korea, was the second in the series for the Bears.
Getting his second win of the season, reliever Kwon Hyuk earned two outs in the 11th inning of play.
Giants Get A Jump On Bears
The Giants got the lead early on, with An Chi-hong batting in Jeon Jun-woo in the first inning.
Scoring the second run for the Giants, Lee Dae-ho batted Jeon home in the third inning.
After reaching home twice, Jeon was on the other side of the play, batting in Son Ah-seop in the fifth inning to put the Giants up 3-0.
Bears Begin Comeback
The Bears are no stranger to mounting a comeback. In the 2019 Korean Series, what earned the Bears their fourth-straight win and the championship was their ability to come back from a five-run lead that the Kiwoom Heroes had.
The runs kicked off in the sixth inning, with Jose Miguel Fernandez batting in Jung Soo-bin. Fernandez picked up his 23rd RBI of the season, putting him second in the league for most runs batted in.
Giants starter Seo Jun-won pitched six innings, allowing five hits and one run.
Shot From Choi Ties It Up
A two-shot home run from Choi Joo-hwan tied the game up at 3-3, bringing home Kim Jae-ho as well. The home run was his fifth of the year, putting him ahead of the rest of the team in the category.
One of the best relievers for the Busan team, Park Jin-hyun pitched in the inning. Being his 11th appearance of the year, it was the first time that Park had given up a run.
Four A Piece
Before heading into extra innings, the teams traded runs. First, An Chi-hong from the Giants drove home Son Ah-seop off of a hit.
Tying it back up again, a sacrifice fly ball from Bears player Hur Kyoung-min took Park Se-hyuk to the home plate.
The game-deciding play in the 11th came against veteran Giants player Song Seung-jun, who was given his first loss of the year.
Bears Look For Sweep
Finishing up the fourth week of KBO play, the final game in the series takes place on Sunday, with first pitch at 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).
Around The KBO
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After getting seven innings in the fifth, the Kia Tigers were able to glide to a 10-6 win against the LG Twins.
While the KT Wiz had the lead early on, the Kiwoom Heroes left no doubt in people’s minds, finishing the game with a 14-3 win.
A fifth-inning rally from the SK Wyverns put them ahead of the Hanhwa Eagles 9-3 in the end.