A 10th inning hit from Jeong Keun-woo gave the LG Twins a 3-2 win over the Lotte Giants, ending the multi-game streak of wins that the Giants held before. The hit into outfield from Jeong brought Chae Eun-sung home in a walk-off fashion at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, Korea.
Giants Get Small Lead
The Giants had a good start with an early rally in the first inning, stringing together three hits. The third of the trio came from Dixon Machado, who brought in Son Ah-seop from second around to home.
A second run came in the third inning, with Ji Sung-joon driving in a runner. Being only his second game as a Giant, Ji has earned an RBI in both games.
Later in the third inning the Twins started to answer back. It started with a sacrifice fly from Lee Chun-woong that took Jeong Keun-woo home.
Short Appearance From Wilson
Twins pitcher Tyler Wilson had his seventh appearance of the season, going five innings before being taken out. His long innings made his pitch count max out, pitching 101 before leaving the game. He finished the game with a 3.60 ERA, allowing five hits and two runs.
Out of the four relievers that came in for the Twins, the 10th inning pitcher, Song Eun-beom was given the win, retiring the Giants with 10 pitches, allowing only one hit. The win was his first of the season over eight appearances.
Twins Tie It Up
The tying run for the Twins came in the eighth, with a line drive from Yoo Kang-nam scoring Jeong. Earlier in the at bat, Jeong stole second, and advanced to third off of a passed ball.
Going deep into the game, Giants starter Dan Straily was taken out of the game after the play. Prior to the scoring play, Straily was having one of his best games this season, limiting the Twins to one hit. He finished the game with seven strikeouts, keeping him with one of the leading pitchers for punch-outs in the league (50).
The Game Ending Play
Going into the 10th inning, the Twins were able to pull of their deciding run against reliever Park Jin-hyung. It started with Chae getting on-base with a double. After a bunt from Kim Min-sung, Chae advanced to third. Shortly after, the deciding play from Jeong came in, ending the game.
Park got his first loss of the year in what was his 17th appearance of the season.
Streak Ends For Giants, Moving Them Back To Sixth
Losing the game, the Giants had their six-game winning streak snapped. They also dropped back to sixth place in the KBO, being overtaken by the Kia Tigers.
The win for the Twins keep them tied for second place in the KBO with the Doosan Twins, who won their Friday game as well.
The Twins will host the Giants two more times this week, with the Saturday game starting at 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT). Numerous games in the KBO could be affected by weather tomorrow.
Around The KBO
Taking back fifth place in the KBO standings, the LG Twins prevailed over the SK Wyverns with a 6-3 game.
Strong pitching from the Doosan Bears kept the Hanhwa Eagles to five hits, as the former champions took a 5-2 victory. The Bears remain tied for second place in the KBO with fellow Seoul team the LG Twins. The Eagles now have a losing streak of 18 games.
Going into extra innings, the Kiwoom Heroes were able to prevail in a low-scoring 3-2 game against the NC Dinos.
Only four games were played in the KBO on Friday, as a game between the KT Wiz and Samsung Lions was rained out.