The Lotte Giants took their second game of the week over the LG Twins on Wednesday, defeating the team with a score of 3-0. The victory was the second of three games hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.
The win moved the Giants up to sixth in the KBO, surpassing the Kia Tigers. However, the team still sits five games behind the wild card spot, which is currently held by the Kiwoom Heroes.
Giants Get Ahead By Three To Win
The low-scoring game saw the Giants score in the fifth and seventh inning of the game.
The first run and deciding run of the game came in the fifth, as Dixon Machado batted home a runner with a hit. The run came against Lim Chan-gyu, who played another inning before being taken out of play.
Lim was given the loss for the game, making his 2020 record an even 9-9 through 25 games.
The two other runs came in the seventh. First came from a hit from Oh Yoon-suk, with the next being scored off of a sacrifice fly ball from Jeon Jun-woo.
Sampson Given Win After Scoreless Six Innings
Giants starter Adrian Sampson had a drama-free stint on the mound, pitching six innings while not allowing any runs. Being given the win for the game, Sampson’s 2020 record is now 8-10 through 22 appearances.
Continuing his consistent season, Giants closer Kim Won-joong was given the save for a ninth-inning performance which saw him earn two strikeouts.
Giants Look For Sweet Against Twins
Looking to sweep their three-game series at home, the Giants will host the LG Twins on Thursday. The first pitch for Thursday’s games is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).
Around The KBO
A hit from Kim Jae-ho scored a runner, earning the Doosan Bears a 2-1 victory over the Hanhwa Eagles.
The NC Dinos bounced back from an upset loss from the other day, defeating the Kia Tigers 8-3.
A solo home run from Kim Dong-yeop in the eighth inning allowed the Samsung Lions to reclaim their lead and win over the SK Wyverns 2-1.
The Kiwoom Heroes bounced back from a loss in the previous game, defeating the KT Wiz 5-3.