A 4-3 win for the NC Dinos against the Lotte Giants on Saturday moved the team up two-games-to-none in a three-game series hosted by them. The Dinos made a comeback in the game to defeat the Giants, hosting the game at their ballpark, the Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea.
The game saw both teams hold the lead at one point, although it was the Dinos who got ahead in the fifth inning, getting a lead they could maintain for the rest of the game.
The team tied the game up in the fifth after a wild pitch allowed Yang Eui-ji to get home. The next at-bat saw Aaron Altherr bring home a runner with a hit to give the team a 4-3 lead.
The Dinos had the lead earlier in the game as well, as a two-run home run from Park Min-woo put the team ahead in the first inning.
All runs from the Dinos came against starting pitcher Park Se-woong, who had his record move to a negative 8-9 after the loss.
The win went to Im Chang-min, who pitched an inning after starting pitcher Kim Young-gyu was pulled in the fifth inning.
The Giants were able to come back from a two-run deficit and take a short lead after scoring in the fourth and fifth inning.
The first run came from Lee Dae-ho, who scored a solo home run in the fourth inning.
An inning later, the game was tied after a hit from Kim Joon-tae brought in a runner. A wild pitch during the next at-bat took home a runner to give the team a lead that the Dinos would climb back from later.
Dinos Look For Sweep on Sunday
The Dinos will look to sweep their three-game series against the Giants on Sunday. The first pitch for the game is scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).
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