Early runs scored due to a series of errors helped give the LG Twins a win on Sunday, defeating the hosting Lotte Giants 7-1. The game, which took place at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea, saw the Twins tack onto their lead after getting ahead early.
Starters Get Win and Loss Respectively
Both starting pitchers went six innings each, giving both pitchers a decision in the outing.
The six-inning outing from Adrian Sampson gave him his eighth loss of the season, moving his record to 5-8. Two runs were scored during Sampson’s performance, although neither were scored against him due to errors.
Earning his ninth win of the year, Twins starter Lim Chan-gyu allowed one run and three hits in his stint. Lim, like many of the pitchers in the Tigers’ starting rotation, has continued to put on a consistent season through 2020.
Twins Score Two To Get Ahead
The Twins scored in the third inning, putting down two runs in a rally of plays that brought runners on base. The first run came off of an error from Sampson that allowed Shin Min-jae to come around from second to home.
The errors only continued a mistake-heavy third inning that gave the Twins their lead.
A hit from Oh Ji-hwan in the next play took another runner home later in the inning.
Sole Run For Giants
The Giants scored their sole run in the fifth, as a hit from Jeon Jun-woo drove home Lee Byung-kyu. While a run scored on the play, the second runner to come home, An Chi-hong, was tagged out.
Lead Extended Late By Twins
The Twins tacked onto their previous lead later in the game. Oh, who earned an RBI earlier in the game, hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning against reliever Kim Dae-woo.
Pinch hitter Kim Ho-eun also contributed, batting home two runners in the eighth inning. The scoring came against Oh Hyun-taek.
Before Jang Won-sam was able to finish the game for the Giants, Lee Hyung-jong scored a solo home run.
Rare Monday Game To Be Played
The Giants continue to sit seventh in the KBO with a record of 48-47-1. Their second game against the Twins, which was set to happen today, will take place on Monday with a start time of 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).
Around The KBO
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