A low-scoring game went to the Lotte Giants on Wednesday, who defeated the SK Wyverns 3-1 following a two-run play in the eighth inning. The game tied up the two-game series between the teams, hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.
The deciding runs were brought on base against reliever Kim Jung-bin in the eighth inning. When Seo Jin-yong took the mound to replace him, a hit from Son Ah-seop drove home Shin Bon-gi and An Chi-hong to give the Giants the lead.
Kim was given the loss for his eighth-inning appearance, moving his 2020 record to 1-1.
Giants and Wyverns Score One Run Each Early
Earlier in the game, the Giants had a short lead of just one run. The Wyverns answered back eventually, tying the game up.
The Giants gained a short lead in the first inning after Dixon Machado batted in Han Dong-hee.
The Wyverns tied the game up in the sixth inning after Kim Sung-min hit a no-doubter home run into left field.
Park Has Longest Outing of 2020 So Far
Although Giants starting pitcher Park Se-woong wasn’t given the win for the game, his seven-inning performance was a season benchmark, being the longest appearance he has had in 2020. He earned six strikeouts in the stint while allowing only three hits.
The win for the game went to Giants pitcher Koo Seung-min, who appeared in the eighth inning for the team. The ninth-inning performance from closer Kim Won-joong gave him his 14th save of the year.
Giants Stay At Home To Face Wyverns
With their two-game series concluded against the Wyverns, the Giants will stay at home and begin a series against the Kiwoom Heroes on Thursday. Having faced each other 12 times this season, the Giants and Heroes are tied 6-6 currently.
Around The KBO
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While the Samsung Lions were able to score five runs in the first inning, the LG Twins battled back to win 8-5.
While both teams scored in the ninth inning, the Kia Tigers were able to retain their lead and defeat the Doosan Bears 7-5.
A tied game went to the KT Wiz on Wednesday after a hit from Hur Do-hwan drove home a runner, giving the team a walk-off 6-5 win against the Kiwoom Heroes.