The Lotte Giants kicked off their final week of play with a walk-off 1-0 victory over the SK Wvyerns. The sole run of the game from a home run in the ninth inning came from Jeon Jun-woo, earning the Giants the win at their home park, the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.
The home run from Jeon, his 25th of the season, came against reliever Lee Tae-yang, who was given the loss for the game. Lee had pitched the inning before the home run as well.
Tuesday’s game was the eighth win for the Giants against the Wyverns this season out of 16 meetings.
The win for the game went to Kim Won-joong, who pitched the ninth inning for the Giants. The closer now has a 5-4 record along with 25 saves in 2020.
Leaving the game scoreless for seven innings each, starting pitchers Ricardo Pinto and Noh Kyung-eun both had good appearances on the mound.
Wyverns pitcher Pinto earned six strikeouts in his appearance, only allowing two hits through 106 pitches.
Noh allowed four hits while earning three strikeouts for the Giants.
The Giants will play their next two games against the top-ranked NC Dinos, who have clinched a fast-track to the 2020 Korean Series with a record of 81-54 so far.
The first pitch for Wednesday’s games is 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).
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