The LG Twins took a game over the Lotte Giants on Thursday, defeating the team 6-2. The win saw the Twins bounce back from two previous losses to the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.
The Twins gained a one-run lead in the fourth inning, putting down runs later in the game to put the team ahead enough to secure a victory.
Twins Gain Four-Run Lead
The Giants scored the first run of the game, as a hit from Jeon Jun-woo took home a runner early.
The Twins answered back in the third inning, with a ground ball from Oh Ji-hwan giving Yoo Kang-nam the chance to reach home.
A solo home run from Chae Eun-sung in the next inning put the Twins ahead by a run.
The biggest inning for the Twins was the seventh, where the team scored three runs. The first of three runs was scored by pinch hitter Park Yong-taik.
After that, a hit from Hong Chang-gi scored two more runners. While the hit from Hong happened with Kim Dae-woo on the mound, all three runs were scored against reliever Seo Jun-won.
Starters Given Decision
Giants starter Noh Kyung-eun was given the loss for the game, allowing two runs in his six-inning stint. Noh now has a 5-9 record in the 2020 season.
On the flipside, Twins starter Jung Chan-heon earned his seventh victory of the season. Pitching for six frames as well, Jung allowed only one run. Closer Ko Woo-seok was given his 17th save of the season for his performance.
Both Teams Score A Run Late
A run came late in the game for both teams. The Giants scored their second run of the game in the eighth inning off of a hit from Jung Hoon.
A ground ball in the ninth from Hong Chang-gi took home a runner for the Twins.
Giants Head To Dinos Home Park For Weekend Series
The Giants will hit the road for their trio of weekend games, being hosted to a series by the NC Dinos starting on Friday. Tomorrow’s first pitch has a start time of 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).
Around The KBO
The Doosan Bears had a high-scoring victory on Thursday, defeating the Hanhwa Eagles 16-3 to sweep their series at home.
A hit in the ninth inning from Na Ji-wan was the deciding factor for the Kia Tigers, who defeated the NC Dinos 12-11.
The Kiwoom Heroes won a shutout 3-0 game over the KT Wiz on Thursday, with a lineup of six relieving pitchers helping the team leave the Wiz scoreless.
Bouncing back from a loss on the previous day, the SK Wyverns defeated the Samsung Lions 10-3.