The Doosan Bears won a game 6-1 on Tuesday after scoring six runs over Lotte Giants pitcher Adrian Sampson. The game, which was hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea, was a one-off to make up for a previously rained out game in the season.
The five runs scored against Sampson came in the second inning. After hits from Kim Jae-ho and Jo Su-haeng scored three runs in total, Jung Soo-bin hit a two-run home run to move the team up to 5-0.
Despite the onslaught in the second inning, Sampson was able to stay in the game until the sixth inning. Being given a loss for the game, Sampson’s 2020 record is now 8-11.
The Giants avoided a shutout, scoring one run in the ninth inning against closer Hong Gun-hee. The run came from a hit of Jeon Jun-woo’s that took home a runner.
The win for the game went to Bears pitcher Christ Flexen, who had a near-flawless seven-inning performance. Flexen allowed only three hits in his stint, recording 12 strikeouts in the game, his second-best in 2020.
Giants Remain Far From Wild Card Spot
Chances remain slim for the Giants to make the playoffs. The team now sits seven games behind the wild card spot, which is currently held by the KT Wiz.
The Giants are scheduled to play five more make-up games in the week. The team will play their next three games in Incheon against the SK Wyverns. After that, they will play another game against the Bears and one versus the KT Wiz.
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