Wyverns Score Nine Runs Against Noh To Defeat Giants

The SK Wyverns took the first of a three game series against the Lotte Giants on Wednesday, defeating the team with an 11-3 score. The ballgame was hosted by the Wyverns at their home park, the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

Noh Allows Nine Runs

The game saw the team put down a large number of runs early, scoring a total of nine runs against starter Noh Kyung-eun.

The Wyverns took the lead after a first inning which saw both teams score. After a hit from Lee Dae-ho scored a run for the Giants, a three-run home run from Choi Jeong put the home team up 3-1.

The Wyverns extended their lead in the next inning, as a ground ball from Park Sung-han and a hit from Ko Jong-wook scored a run each.

Son Ah-seop contributed the second run for the Giants in the fifth inning, hitting a solo home run.

The scoring contunued for the Wyverns in the fifth. After a double from Lee Jae-won allowed two runners to get home, another two scored off of a hit from Kim Sung-hyun.

Giants starting pitcher Noh Kyung-eun was pulled after allowing the first two runs in the fifth inning. Being given the loss after nine runs were recorded against him, Noh’s 2020 record is now 5-10.

Late Runs From Both Teams

The final scoring plays from the Wyverns came an inning later, as Jamie Romak and Lee both attained hits to score runners, moving the score to 11-2.

Son scored another run for the Giants in the seventh inning, driving home Shin Bon-gi with a hit.

Wyverns starter Park Jong-hoon was pulled shortly before the scoring play. The win for Park moved his 2020 record to 12-11.

Second Game To Be Played on Thursday

The second of a three-game series will be hosted by the Wyverns on Thursday. The first pitch for the game is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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The KT Wiz won their game on Wednesday in walk-off fashion, as a sacrifice fly from Yoo Han-joon in the 10th inning allowed Sim Woo-jun to score and give the team a 2-1 win over the Samsung Lions.

A game between the NC Dinos and Kia Tigers hosted in Gwangju, South Korea, was rained out.

Dinos Earn 12th Win Over Giants, Defeat Team With Five-Run Lead

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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Although the KT Wiz had a late-game push of four runs, the LG Twins stopped their momentum and kept their lead, winning 7-6.

A high-scoring victory for the NC Dinos saw them prevail 13-3 over the Kia Tigers.

While the SK Wyverns scored first, putting two runs down in the first inning, the Samsung Lions accumulated 12 runs through nine innings to win 12-2.

Giants Evade Sweep With High-Scoring Win Lead By Dan Straily

Bouncing back from two previous losses, the Lotte Giants finished their week with a 9-2 win over the NC Dinos on Sunday. The win completed a three-game series hosted by the Dinos at the Changwon NC Dinos Park in Changwon, South Korea.

The win for the Giants saw them get a short lead mid-way through the game, pouring on more runs late to leave a wider score.

The first run of the game came in the third inning, as a sacrifice fly ball to Lee Dae-ho allowed a runner to get home.

A solo home run from Jung Hoon in the fifth inning gave the team a 2-0 lead.

Straily Records 11 Strikeouts In Winning Performance

The Dinos scored their first run in the sixth, as a hit from Aaron Altherr brought a runner home. The run was the only one allowed by pitcher Dan Straily.

Giants starter Straily had an impressive showing on the mound, recording 11 strikeouts in his six-inning performance. Straily continues to lead the league in strikeouts, having recorded 196 in 2020 so far.

Being given the win for the game, Straily’s 2020 record is now 14-4. He has not lost since August 18th.

Giants Pour-On Scoring Against Dinos

The Giants scored heavily against reliving pitchers from the Dinos. The team put down three more runs in the seventh inning after home runs from Jeon Jun-woo and Lee Dae-ho.

Hits from Son Ah-seop and Jung Hoon in the next inning scored three more runs, making the game 8-1.

Dinos player Park Min-woo hit a solo home run in the eighth against reliever Ko Hyo-jun.

The final run in the game came in the ninth, as Giants player Lee Byung-kyu hit a home run.

Giants To Play Make-Up Games Next Week

The Giants have an odd schedule next week as they make up for cancelled games earlier in the week.

The team will start their week on Tuesday with one game against the Doosan Bears. They will then play three games against the SK Wyverns. The team will finish their week with one game against the Bears and the KT Wiz.

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A grand slam in the sixth inning from Kang Min-ho put the Samsung Lions ahead, eventually leading them to a 5-4 win over the Hanhwa Eagles.

Pitching eight scoreless innings, Yang Hyun-jong helped lead the Kia Tigers to a 4-0 win over the LG Twins.

The KT Wiz took their series two-games-to-one over the SK Wyverns on Sunday after a 7-5 win.

After getting ahead by seven runs in the first four innings, the Doosan Bears cruised to a 8-2 win against the Kiwoom Heroes.

Dinos Make Comeback To Defeat Giants At Home

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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The Samsung Lions took a tie and a win on Saturday in a doubleheader against the Hanhwa Eagles. After tying their afternoon game 4-4, the Lions took the evening match 4-2.

The LG Twins won a high-scoring 11-8 game against the Kia Tigers on Saturday.

Tying up their series, the KT Wiz won a game 6-4 over the SK Wyverns on Saturday.

Byeon Sang-kwon put the Kiwoom Heroes ahead 5-3 in the eighth inning, driving home two runners off of a hit against the Doosan Bears.

Dinos Earn Walk-Off Win To Get Last Laugh In Back-And-Forth Game Against Giants

The NC Dinos won in walk-off fashion on Friday, as a hit from Na Sung-bum took home a runner and gave the team a 6-5 win over the Lotte Giants. The win opened a three-game series hosted by the Dinos at the Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea.

The winning hit was scored against reliever Kim Geon-guk, giving the Giants player his second loss of the season through 29 appearances.

The game-deciding play came an inning after Yang Eui-ji tied the game up for the Dinos with a two-run home run.

Giants and Dinos Take Turns With Lead Throughout Game

There was numerous lead changes throughout the game.

The Giants were the first to take a lead, as solo home runs from Jeon Jun-woo and Kim Joon-tae put the team up 2-0. The runs came against Drew Rucinski, who pitched six innings in total.

The Dinos made a comeback and took the lead later in the game as hits from Na Sung-bum, Kwon Hee-dong and Park Min-woo scored a run each to make the score 3-2.

Giants starter Lee Seung-heon was pulled out of the game after giving up runs in the fifth inning.

Before the Dinos made a game-winning comeback in the eighth and ninth inning, the Giants got ahead with a score of 5-3. After a hit from Lee Dae-ho took home two runners on a bases loaded play, a hit from Lee Byung-kyu scored another runner.

Odds Remain Slim For Giants To Make Playoffs

Another loss for the Giants only further slims their chances of making the playoffs. Currently in seventh place, it is still mathematically possible for the team to make it up to fifth. With 12 more games to play, the team is six games behind the wild card spot.

The Dinos will host two more games against the Giants this weekend. Saturday’s game has a scheduled start time of 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT).

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The LG Twins won a one-sided game on Friday, defeating the Kia Tigers 9-0. The team had a hot start, scoring five runs in the first inning.

The Kiwoom Heroes took the lead in the seventh inning, putting down six runs to give them a 7-4 lead against the Doosan Bears.

While the KT Wiz evaded a shutout loss by scoring one run in the ninth inning, the team dropped a 7-1 game to the SK Wyverns.

Lead by a seven-inning stint from David Buchanan, the Samsung Lions defeated the Hanhwa Eagles 6-2.

Twins Take Win Against Giants, Evade Three-Game Sweep

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).

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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.

Shutout Victory Over Twins Moves Giants Up To Sixth

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).

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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.

Giants Put Down 15 Runs Early To Defeat Twins

Gaining a 15-run lead to start, the Lotte Giants went on to defeat the LG Twins 17-2 on Tuesday. The game opened up a three-game series hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The Giants were able to put down 15 runs, 13 of which came against the Twins’ starting pitcher, in the first three innings to take a large lead that allowed the team to cruise to a victory.

The game also saw the return of a live audience, as a limited crowd was allowed into the stadium and socially distanced. The change marks the second time the KBO has brought back live crowds, the first time being stopped due to a spike of COVID-19 cases within South Korea.

The Giants’ 15-Run Lead

The first run was the largest one for the Giants, putting down eight runs in the frame.

The scoring started as a ground ball from Jeon Jun-woo allowed a runner to get home. After that, a hit from Han Dong-hee took home two more runners.

With the bases loaded a third run was forced home after Dixon Machado was hit by a pitch.

Doubling his team’s lead in the first inning, Oh Yoon-suk hit a grand slam to give the team an 8-0 lead.

Jung Bo-geun scored two more runs for the team in the second inning with a hit that drove home runners.

Ryu Won-suk was pulled in the third inning after allowing three more batters on base. Being responsible for 13 runs in total, Ryu was given the loss for the game.

Sacrifice fly balls from Lee Dae-ho and Lee Byung-kyu scored a run each in the third inning. Han, who brought in two runs previously, hit a three-run home run to make the game 15-0.

Straily Only Allows Two Runs In Winning Performance

The Twins scored their sole runs in the fifth inning, as Lee Hyung-jong hit a two-run home run. The runs came against Giants starter Dan Straily, who pitched six innings before being taken out of the game.

The stint from Straily earned him his 13th win of the season, moving his record to 13-4. Straily pitched seven strikeouts in the game, making his 2020 total a league-leading 185 through 29 games.

The Giants put down two more runs later in the game, with hits from An Chi-hong and Shin Bon-gi each taking runners home.

Giants To Host Twins For Two More Games

The Giants are scheduled to host the Twins to two more games this week. Wednesday’s game has a scheduled start time of 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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Lead by starting pitcher Raul Alcantara, the Doosan Bears cruised to a 5-0 win over the Hanhwa Eagles on Tuesday.

While the NC Dinos looked for a late push in the ninth inning by scoring six runs, the team fell short of taking back the lead, losing 11-9 to the Kia Tigers.

A tied game went the way of the SK Wyverns in the sixth inning after a solo home run from Choi Jeong. The team padded on more runs later to defeat the Samsung Lions 7-3.

Moving up into second in the KBO, the KT Wiz won a 7-3 game against the Kiwoom Heroes.

Two-Inning Rally Gives Lions Victory Over Giants

A strong two innings gave the Samsung Lions their win on Sunday, going on to defeat the Lotte Giants 8-4. The victory was the second from the Lions in their three-game series against the Giants hosted at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea.

The team gained their lead in the third inning, as a three-run home run was hit by Kang Min-ho. Later runs solidified the team’s lead.

Hits from Koo Ja-wook and Kim Dong-yeop totalled three more runs in the next inning. Giants starter Park Se-woong was pulled after the scoring plays, with his appearance in the game giving him a loss.

Lions starter Ben Lively played for five innings before being taken out of play. His appearance saw him give up three runs and seven hits while attaining four strikeouts.

Giants Hold Lead Early

The Giants held the lead for the first two innings after scoring early. Hits from both Jeon Jun-woo and Lee Byung-kyu took home runs in the opening inning.

The Lions scored later in the inning, as Lee Won-seok batted home a runner.

The Giants scored their third run in the third inning, as an infield single from Lee Dae-ho allowed a runner to reach home plate.

Lee Earns Home Run Late

A run came from each team late in the game. Lee scored another run for the Giants in the seventh, hitting a solo home run against reliever Shim Chang-min.

An inning later, Park Hae-min drove home a runner for the Lions to take the game to its final score of 8-4.

Giants Have Extremely Slim Odds In Making Wild Card

Finishing their week with a loss, the Giants now find themselves with an extremely slim chance of making the playoffs. With 11 games left in the season, the Giants are five-and-a-half games behind the wild card Doosan Bears.

The Giants will have their final full week of play starting on Tuesday, facing the two top teams in the league. Tuesday, the Giants will host a three-game series against the LG Twins.

The team will finish the week in Changwon, facing the top-ranked NC Dinos next weekend.

While next week is the scheduled end of the KBO season, the Giants will six more make-up games the following week. Their final scheduled game is on October 25th.

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A game between the NC Dinos and the LG Twins on Sunday was a tale of two different swings in momentum. As the Dinos took their fifth straight loss with the 7-3 game, the Twins won their sixth-in-a-row.

Needing 12 innings to find a winner, the SK Wyverns finally prevailed, putting down four runs to defeat the Kia Tigers 9-5.

Earning his third-straight win, Warwick Saupold lead the Hanhwa Eagles to a 9-3 win against the Kiwoom Heroes.

The KT Wiz got a walk-off win on Sunday, as a hit from Bae Jeong-dae took home a run in the 10th inning and gave the team a 5-4 win over the Doosan Bears.

Fielding Error Gives Giants One-Run Win Against Lions

A low-scoring 1-0 win went to the Lotte Giants on Saturday, who tied their three-game series against the Samsung Lions. The game was hosted by the Lions at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea.

The sole scoring play came from an error, as a ground ball fumbled by third-baseman Choi Young-jin allowed Han Dong-hee to get around from second base to home.

Starters Given Decision

The loss for the game went to David Buchanan, who pitched the first six innings of play. Despite the loss, Buchanan had a decent night on the mound, allowing four hits and one walk while recording six strikeouts.

Giants starter Lee Seung-heon earned a win for his seven-inning outing. Kim Won-joong was given the save for the game after playing the full ninth inning.

Lions Out of Playoff Contention

With their loss on Saturday, the Lions were officially mathematically taken out of a chance to make the 2020 playoffs. With a record of 56-71-3, the team is 14-and-a-half games behind the wild card spot.

The Giants have a chance to take sixth in the KBO with a win, currently half-a-game behind the Kia Tigers. More importantly, the Giants sit five-games behind the wild card Doosan Bears with just over a week left of play.

The Lions will host the Giants for the final time in 2020 on Sunday. The first pitch for the game is scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).

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The LG Twins won a doubleheader on Saturday, taking a 5-0 and 9-5 game each over the top-ranked NC Dinos.

A three-run rally in the third inning gave the Kiwoom Heroes a 3-0 win on Saturday, defeating the Hanhwa Eagles.

A high-scoring matchup saw the Doosan Bears defeat the KT Wiz 13-8 on Saturday.

A home run from Park Sung-han and a hit from Lee Jae-won gave the SK Wyverns two runs, allowing the team to defeat the Kia Tigers 2-1.