Home Run From Lee Hyung-jong Earns Tigers Win Over Giants

A three-run home run from Lee Hyung-jong gave the LG Twins a 5-3 win over the Lotte Giants on Wednesday. The win tied up a three-game series hosted by the Twins at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.

The home run allowed the team to take a lead which was previously held by the Giants since the third inning.

The home run came against Giants reliever Koo Seung-min, who was given his second loss of the season due to it.

On the other side of things, Twins pitcher Choi Dong-hwan was given his third win of the season in the game. Closing pitcher Ko Woo-seok got his 14th save in 2020 for his ninth-inning performance.

Teams Tied After Early Runs

The teams scored a run each to be tied 1-1 after two innings. The Giants scored first, with a sacrifice fly from Lee Dae-ho allowing a runner to get home.

The Twins responded in the second inning, as Kim Hyun-soo hit a solo home run.

Giants Take Short Lead

The Giants took a one-run lead after both teams scored in the third inning. Hits from Lee, who earned an RBI in the first as well, and Jung Hoon, both drove home runs.

A hit from Lee, who also scored the game-winning runs later for the Twins, scored a run for the Twins in the inning, making the score a tighter 3-2 lead for the Giants.

Both starting pitchers in the game, the Giants’ Park Se-woong and Twins’ Jung Chan-heon, were taken out of play after six innings.

The third and final game in the three-game series between the teams will happen tomorrow, with a first-pitch scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).

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The Hanhwa Eagles had an easy day at the park on Wednesday, defeating the Doosan Bears to the tune of a shutout 10-0 score. Eagles starter Warwick Saupold allowed only one hit in his seven-inning performance.

The KT Wiz took the lead of a tied game in the 10th inning, as hits from Hur Do-hwan and Kang Min-gook made the game 5-3 over the Samsung Lions.

Scoring nine runs in the second inning, six of which came against starter Lee Geon-wook, the NC Dinos won a high-scoring 12-3 game over the SK Wyverns.

The Kia Tigers got ahead later, as a hit from Kim Tae-jin scored a runner and earned the team their 3-2 win over the Kiwoom Heroes.

Giants Score Seven Against Wilson To Defeat Twins

The Lotte Giants won a game 8-5 on Tuesday after scoring numerous runs early against LG Twins starter Tyler Wilson. The win kicked off a three-game series hosted by the Twins at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.

The Giants put down seven runs against starting Twins pitcher Wilson to take the lead early. Wilson pitched in four innings before the team replaced him. Being given the loss for the game, Wilson now has a 10-8 2020 record.

The scoring for the Giants kicked off with a bang, as Son Ah-seop hit a two-run home run.

Son earned another RBI in the next inning, driving home a runner with a hit. Oh Yoon-suk also drove a runner home, making the score 4-0.

The third inning was the last early in the game which saw the Giants score. After Han Dong-hee picked up an RBI, Oh returned to the plate to score two more runners and move the game to a 7-0 score.

The Giants scored their final run of the game in the sixth inning, as a hit from Lee Byung-kyu against pitcher Lee Sang-gyu brought in a run.

Twins Respond Late

The Twins were able to put down five runs against the Giants late in the game. The first three came in the sixth inning against Giants starter Adrian Sampson.

Lee Hyung-jong scored a three-run home run in the sixth inning to make the score 8-3. Sampson was able to finish the inning to secure his sixth win of the season, making his 2020 record 6-10.

The final two runs from the team came in the eighth, as Kim Hyun-soo and Lee Hyung-jong scored runs off of doubles.

Clock Ticks Down For Playoff Push

Now with 17 games left in the season, the Giants sit seventh in the KBO with a record of 59-57-1. The team sits four games behind the Doosan Bears, who are in fifth, the final playoff spot in the standings. Between the two teams is the Kia Tigers, who the Giants are three games behind.

The Giants will face the Twins two more times this week, with a game on both Wednesday and Thursday. The first pitch for Wednesday’s game is scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).

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A 4-1 win for the KT Wiz against the Samsung Lions moved the team up to second in the KBO for the first time this season.

Scoring consistently throughout their game, the Kia Tigers picked up a 10-6 win over the Kiwoom Heroes.

The Doosan Bears earned a 7-3 win on Tuesday over the last place Hanhwa Eagles.

The NC Dinos won a shutout game on Tuesday, defeating the SK Wyverns 3-0 in a performance that saw Dinos starter Drew Rucinski pitch seven innings.

Tigers Win Low-Scoring Game In 10th Inning Over Giants

Extra innings gave the Kia Tigers a 2-1 win on Sunday, scoring one run in the 10th to defeat the Lotte Giants. The deciding play came off the bat of Kim Tae-jin, who drove home Choi Won-joong to call an end to the game.

The win for the Tigers tied up the two-game series between the teams. The Tigers hosted the game at the Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea.

The scoring play late in the game happened while reliever Choi Jun-yong was on the mound, although it was scored against Park Jin-hyung, who allowed Choi to get on base.

Being given the loss for the game, Park’s 2020 record is now 1-4 through 47 appearances.

One Run Each Early

The teams scored one run each earlier in the game.

The first run of the game came in the fourth inning, as Kim Tae-jin drove home Preston Tucker to put the Tigers up by one. The run was scored against Giants starter Dan Straily, who pitched seven innings before being taken out of the game.

Straily allowed five hits and one walk while earning six strikeouts. Straily has a total of 166 strikeouts in 2020, leading the KBO in the statistic.

The Giants answered back in the eighth inning, as a hit from Oh Yoon-suk took a runner home. The play extended Oh’s streak of consecutive games where he scored an RBI to five.

The run came against Tigers starter Yang Hyun-jong, who was pulled from the inning shortly after.

Giants To Play Twins and Eagles Next Week

The game on Sunday was the last matchup between the two teams in the 2020 season. Through their 15 meetings, the Tigers took 10 games.

Next week, the KBO will switch back to teams playing two teams a week, facing team one three times. The Giants will start their week on Tuesday with a three-game series against the LG Twins, who they have won and lost to five times each this year.

The Giants will head back home for their weekend series, hosting a trio of games against the Hanhwa Eagles.

The first pitch for Tuesday’s game is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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The KT Wiz earned a walk-off victory on Sunday, as a hit from Bae Jeong-dae drove home a run and gave the team a 3-2 score over the LG Twins.

Being able to stop late runs from the Hanhwa Eagles, the NC Dinos won 5-4.

A blowout victory went to the SK Wyverns, who defeated the Samsung Lions 12-1.

After the Kiwoom Heroes won an afternoon game 7-3 against the Doosan Bears, the Bears got a win in the second half of their doubleheader with a score of 6-1.

Giants Win With 13-Run Lead Against Hosting Tigers

Winning by a whopping 13-run deficit, the Lotte Giants defeated the Kia Tigers in the first of a two-game series. The games are hosted by the Tigers at the Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea.

The Giants put together 14 runs in the first three innings of play, putting the team into a double-digit lead before the Tigers scored their first runs.

Giants Win The Game Early

Hits from Lee Dae-ho, Oh Yoon-suk, Kim Joon-tae and Jung Hoon all scored runs in the first inning. A sacrifice fly from Dixon Machado and a wild pitch allowed two other runs to make the team have seven runs.

Trouble in the first inning caused the Tigers to pull their starting pitcher Lee Min-woo after only recording two outs. With seven runs being scored on him, he was given the loss for the game. The game made his 2020 record a negative 6-9.

The Giants scored one run in the second inning, as a hit from Lee Byung-kyu drove home a runner.

Lee, along with Lee Dae-ho, Jeon Jun-woo and Han Dong-hee, were the players awarded RBIs for the runs in the third inning which took the game to a 14-0 score.

The second pitcher for the Tigers, Ko Young-Chang, was pulled after allowing seven runs.

Kim Ki-hoon was able to play the rest of the game for the Tigers, playing six-and-one-third innings.

Giants starter Lee Seung-heon was given the win for his five-inning performance. The win was his first of the season, making his record 1-1 through three starts.

Tigers Put Down Three

The sole runs for the Tigers came in the third inning, as loaded bases allowed the team to score runs. Ground balls from Choi Won-joon and Kim Sun-bin both resulted in outs, although a runner got home in both plays. A hit from Na Ji-wan later in the inning scored their third run, moving the game to a 14-3 score.

Insurance Runs Added By Giants

A ground ball in the fourth inning allowed the Giants to get another run home.

The Giants scored their 16th run in the eighth inning, as pinch hitter Kang Dong-kwan hit a solo home run, his first of the season after six games.

Giants To Play Tigers For Last Time on Sunday

The Giants will play the Tigers again on Sunday, with the first pitch being scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT). The game will be the last between the teams in the 2020 KBO season.

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Lead by starting pitcher Raul Alcantara, who pitched seven innings, the Doosan Bears won a shutout 3-0 game against the Kiwoom Heroes.

The LG Twins got ahead in a tie game in the ninth inning, as hits from Oh Ji-hwan and Yang Suk-hwan scored two runs to give the team a 3-1 win over the KT Wiz.

Scoring six runs late, the Samsung Lions gained an 8-2 lead to defeat the SK Wyverns.

The top-ranked KBO team, the NC Dinos, won a lopsided 13-1 game against the last-place Hanhwa Eagles on Saturday.

Eagles Sweep Series Against Giants With Extra Innings Victory

The Hanhwa Eagles swept their two-game series over the Lotte Giants on Friday after a hit from Ha Ju-suk gave the team a walk-off 6-5 victory in the 10th inning. The victory concluded the series hosted by the Eagles at the Hanhwa Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea.

While Giants pitcher Kim Dae-woo was on the mound for the game-deciding play, the loss for the game was given to Seo Jun-won, who let the deciding run get on base earlier in the inning.

Before the extra innings, the game saw the Eagles climb back from a five-run deficit that the Giants built early.

Giants Put Down Five

The Giants were able to record five runs before the Eagles responded. All runs were scored against starter Kim Ee-hwan, who was pulled in the third inning.

Son Ah-seop put the team ahead by two in the first inning, scoring a two-run home run.

Oh Yoon-suk hit a solo home run in the second inning, his first of 2020 after 37 games.

The scoring continued in the third inning with a hit from Han Dong-hee that scored Lee Dae-ho. The following play scored another run, as a sacrifice fly from Oh took Lee Byung-kyu home.

Eagles Work Their Way Back

The Eagles scored their first run in the fourth inning, as Brandon Barnes hit a solo home run. The home run made his streak of home runs extended to three games straight.

The sixth inning saw the Eagles score three more runs. First was a hit from Noh Si-hwan which took home a runner.

Song Kwang-min scored a two-run home run to make the game 5-4. One of the runs scored against Giants starter Noh Kyung-eun, who was pulled in the previous at bat.

Place in a do-or-die situation in the ninth inning, the Eagles had to score a run to tie the game. The first batter in the lineup for the inning, Lee Sung-yeol, wasted no time, hitting a solo home run against Giants closer Kim Won-joong.

Giants Head To Gwangju

The Giants will head to Gwangju for their next two games, facing the Kia Tigers. The team has struggled against the Tigers this season, having only won four of the 13 games between the teams. The first pitch for Saturday’s game is scheduled for 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT).

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The Samsung Lions tied up their series with the Doosan Bears, defeating the team 4-3 on Friday.

A one-sided win went to the NC Dinos, who defeated the LG Twins 7-1.

Earning his 15th win of the 2020 season, Odrisamer Despaigne lead the KT Wiz to a 7-3 win against the Kia Tigers.

Tied 3-3, a game between the SK Wyverns and Kiwoom Heroes went into extra innings. The Wyverns were able to score five runs in the 11th inning to gain a lead. While the Heroes scored three runs in the 11th, they couldn’t out-score the Wyverns, making them lose 8-6.

Eagles Break Tied Game With Eighth Inning Rally Against Giants

A tied game went the way of the Hanhwa Eagles late on Thursday, scoring three runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Lotte Giants 7-4. The game opened a two-game series hosted by the Eagles at the Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea.

The deciding runs all came from a singular play, as a hit from Lim Jong-chan allowed three base runners to get home. While three runners scored, Lim was tagged out after attempting to reach third base.

The loss for the game went to reliever Choi Jun-yong, who was responsible for the first two batters who got on base and were later driven home.

Eagles Get Ahead Early

Earlier in the game, the two teams traded blows, eventually being tied at 4-4.

The Eagles got ahead by four runs before the Giants started to score. The first run came early, as Brandon Barnes hit a solo home run.

The team scored three more in the fourth inning of play after hits from Noh Si-hwan, Choi Jae-hoon, Choi Jin-haeng and Noh Soo-kwang scored runs.

The runs came against starting pitcher Park Se-woong, who was pulled after five innings of play.

Giants Put Down Four To Tie

The Giants started to answer back in the fourth inning, as a sacrifice fly ball from Jung Hoon scored a runner.

The team tied the game up an inning later. The first of the three runs in the fifth inning came off the bat of Dixon Machado, who brought a runner home with a hit. Eagles starter Warwick Saupold was pulled after the batter that followed Machado.

Brought in with bases loaded, reliever Kim Jong-soo was able to close the inning. However, he could not do so before allowing two more runs to score, tying the game at 4-4.

Kim forced a run home after walking Oh Yoon-suk. A fielder’s choice play allowed Machado to score before the inning ended.

Eagles To Host Giants on Friday

The second game between the Eagles and Giants will be played on Friday, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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A low-scoring game saw a hit from Kim Jae-hwan in the eighth inning as the deciding factor, as he scored the singular run in the game for the Doosan Bears, who defeated the Samsung Lions 1-0.

Earning their third-straight win this week, the Kiwoom Heroes won 6-1 over the SK Wyverns.

Coming back from a three-run deficit, the Kia Tigers won against the KT Wiz 5-3 on Thursday.

Scoring 11 runs in the seventh and eighth innings combined, the NC Dinos made a comeback to defeat the LG Twins 12-8.

Fifth Inning Rally Earns Wiz Victory Over Giants

A high-scoring fifth inning allowed the KT Wiz to pick up a 10-5 victory over the Lotte Giants on Wednesday. The game concluded a two-game series between the teams, tying it up 1-1.

The Giants hosted the game at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

Fifth Inning Gives Wiz Lead

The fifth inning was a turning point in the game, as the Wiz pulled ahead in the score to a lead that the Giants couldn’t come close to matching.

The scoring kicked off with a hit from Kang Baek-ho that took home a runner. Giants starter Adrian Sampson was pulled from play after this.

Kim Geon-guk was the first reliever in for the Giants. He was pulled after facing three batters, allowing two of them to get on base.

Seo Jun-won was able to close the inning for the Giants, but not before giving up a grand slam home run to Jang Sung-woo.

Early Runs Leave Teams Tied

The Wiz and Giants took turns scoring in the first half of the game, being tied 3-3 after trading shots.

The first run for the Wiz came off the bat of star player Mel Rojas Jr., who hit a ball to the outfield and allowed a runner to get home from first base.

The Giants answered back later in the inning, as a ground ball from Lee Dae-ho brought a runner home.

Giving the Giants the lead in the game for the first time, Jeon Jun-woo hit a two-run home run in the third inning to make the game 3-1.

The Wiz tied up the game again in the fourth inning. After a hit from Jo Yong-ho drove home a run, Jang Sung-woo tied it up with a hit of his own.

Late Runs Do Not Change Outcome For Giants

Runs came from both teams later in the game, although the Wiz finished with the same run differential than what they had after the fifth inning.

An inning-long performance from Wiz pitcher Jo Hyun-woo saw him allow two runs, walking batters to force runs home. He was able to finish the inning before allowing any more runs.

The Wiz scored late to take the game to its final score, as Bae Jeong-dae and Rojas Jr. both batted runs home.

Starters Given Decision

Giants starter Adrian Sampson was given the loss for the game, taking his 2020 record to 5-10. The performance makes him only the fifth pitcher in the KBO this season to lose 10 or more games.

Wiz pitcher William Cuevas was given a win for his five-inning performance. Giving up three runs, eight hits and three walks, Cuevas earned three strikeouts. His 2020 record is now 9-6.

Giants Head To Eagles Home Park

The Giants will hit the road for their next games, starting a two-game series against the Hanhwa Eagles on Thursday. The first pitch for Thursday’s game is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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The LG Twins won 6-2, picking up four of those runs against SK Wyverns starter Moon Seung-won.

Scoring six runs early, the Hanhwa Eagles coasted to a 6-5 win against the Doosan Bears.

The Kiwoom Heroes won a blowout game on Wednesday, defeating the Kia Tigers 13-1.

Two innings early saw the NC Dinos score four runs each time, allowing them to take an 8-7 win against the Samsung Lions.

Straily Leads Giants To Shutout Win Over Wiz

The Lotte Giants won a game against the KT Wiz with a shutout score of 8-0 on Tuesday, with starting pitcher Dan Straily leading the charge. The win started a two-game series between the teams at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

Straily Puts On Another Successful Performance

A large part of the credit for Tuesday’s Giants win can go to starter Straily, who held the Wiz scoreless.

Allowing a sole hit while on the mound, Dan Straily earned his 11th win as a Giant. Improving his 2020 record to 11-4, Straily earned eight strikeouts in his seven-inning outing. Straily continues to lead the KBO in 2020 strikeouts, now with a total of 160.

Wiz starter Kim Min-soo was given the loss for the game. Being pulled in the sixth inning, Kim allowed three runs, six hits and one walk while earning three strikeouts. Kim’s 2020 record is now 3-7, with two of those losses being against the Giants.

Home Runs Earn Giants Lead

Two solo home runs put the Giants ahead early on. Lee Byung-yu was the first to score a home run, hitting it in the third inning. Two innings later, Jeon Jun-woo hit his 19th of the year.

Giants Score Six More In The Sixth

Although two runs would have done the job, the Giants were able to put down six more in the sixth inning, bringing the total to eight.

Most of the runs in the sixth inning were scored against Jeon Yoo-soo, a reliever for the Wiz. Starting pitcher Kim appeared for the first two batters, allowing a hit and one strikeout. Because of allowing the hit, the first of six runs in the inning were scored against him.

The first run came off the bat of Lee Byung-kyu, driving home a runner. The next run was forced home, as a walk to Jung Bo-geun took third base runner Lee Dae-ho home.

An Chi-hong was responsible for two of the runs, taking in two runners off of a hit to left field. After facing six batters, reliever Jeon was replaced by Lee Dae-eun, who finished the inning.

Before closing out the inning, Lee gave up a hit to Son Ah-seop which took home two more runs, moving the game to its final score of 8-0.

Giants Look To Continue Pattern Against Wiz on Wednesday

With their loss on Tuesday, the Wiz are now tied for third in the KBO with the LG Twins. Both teams currently hold an identical win percentage of 56.8%.

While the Wiz are currently three spots higher than the Giants in the KBO standings, the Giants have had a season-long history of defeating the team. Tuesday’s win was the club’s eighth against the team through 11 matchups.

The teams will meet again on Wednesday, with the first pitch of the game scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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Keeping the Kia Tigers to only four hits through nine innings, the Kiwoom Heroes were able to win with a shutout score of 3-0 on Tuesday.

Down by two runs, the LG Twins took the lead in the sixth inning by putting down five runs. The team eventually defeated the SK Wyverns 7-2.

A hit from Choi Jae-hoon and a three-run home run from Song Kwang-min in the fourth inning gave the Hanhwa Eagles a lead, eventually going on to defeat the Doosan Bears 5-1.

Scoring three runs late, the NC Dinos earned a lead to defeat the Samsung Lions 3-2.

Dinos Win Doubleheader of Games Against Giants

The NC Dinos won two games over the Lotte Giants on Sunday, finishing their weekend series against the team up two-games-to-one. The Dinos won an afternoon game with a score of 7-2, later on winning their evening matchup with a similar score of 6-2.

The games took place at the home ballpark for the Giants, the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

Lee Seung-heon Returns In Afternoon Game

The afternoon game was the return of Giants pitcher Lee Seung-heon after numerous months out of action. Lee was part of the Giants starting rotation earlier in the season, although he was removed after taking a line drive to the head in mid-May, causing a “slight forehead fracture.”

Lee was pulled in the fifth inning after giving up four runs. Due to putting other runners on base, six runs were scored against Lee by the end of the game.

The Dinos got on the board in the third inning, as a wild pitch allowed both Kwon Hee-dong and Aaron Altherr to get home.

The scoring picked back up in the fifth, as the Dinos put down five more runs. The scoring started with a triple from Park Min-woo which took two runners home.

After intentionally walking a batter, Giants starter Lee was taken out of play. Oh Hyun-taek took the mound for the Giants, finishing the inning.

Before the inning concluded, hits from Kang Jin-sung and Park Suk-min took home three more runners, making the score 7-0.

The first run for the Giants came due to a collision at first base. While catching a ground ball, Dinos first baseman Kang Jin-sung collided with Kim Jae-yoo, who was running to the base. Both players remained in the game following the incident. While it happened, Giants player An Chi-hong came around from second base to home to make the game 7-1.

The second run for the Giants came in the closing moments of the game, as Kim scored a solo home run over closer Bae Min-seo.

Dinos player Mike Wright was given his 10th win of the season for his start on the mound. Having played six innings, Wright allowed six hits and three walks while earning seven strikeouts.

Dinos Win Evening Game With Lineup of Relievers

The Dinos had a lineup of relieving pitchers sharing the nine innings of play for the evening game. Park Jin-woo had the longest stint of the eight pitchers, playing the first two-and-one-third innings of the game.

Park allowed two runs in his appearance, as hits from Son Ah-seop and Jeon Jun-woo both drove home runs in the third inning. The runs put the Giants ahead by two.

The Dinos started to score in the fourth inning, with Yang Eui-ji scoring a solo home run. The team tied up the game at 2-2 in the fifth inning when a sacrifice fly from Park Min-woo took Kim Hyung-joon home.

A strong sixth inning gave the team a lead that the Giants weren’t able to come back from. First was a hit from Lee Myung-hi that scored a run. While Ko Hyo-jun was on the mound, the play was scored against Noh Kyung-eun, who allowed the runner.

Park Min-woo scored two more runs with a hit later in the inning, making the game 5-2.

Before the game finished, Yang Eui-ji scored the final run for the Dinos, hitting a solo home run against Giants closer Kim Won-joong.

Allowing the first three runs of the game, Noh was handed a loss. His 2020 record is now 4-7 through 19 appearances. His last win was back in early August over the Kia Tigers.

The fifth pitcher to appear in the game for the Dinos, Im Chang-min, was given the win for the game. He allowed one walk and three hits through his inning-and-one-third of play. The save went to Won Jong-hyun, who pitched the final inning of the game.

Previewing The Upcoming Week For The Giants

The next week of games will see the Giants face two teams that they have been successful against, playing the KT Wiz and Hanhwa Eagles in a two-game series each.

The week will finish with a two-game series against the Kia Tigers, a team that has won nine of the 13 appearances they’ve had against the Giants this season.

The first pitch for Tuesday’s game between the Wiz and Giants is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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The KT Wiz broke into the double digits of the score on Sunday, defeating the SK Wyverns 10-2. The victory was the 11th the Wiz have earned against the Wyverns in 2020 through 13 games. The win moved the Wiz up to third in the KBO.

Scoring in almost every inning, the Samsung Lions won 14-6 over the Kiwoom Heroes on Sunday.

Numerous scoring plays in the seventh inning allowed the Hanhwa Eagles to get ahead in a tie game and eventually defeat the Kia Tigers 11-3.

Mounting a comeback in the final two innings of the game, the Doosan Bears scored four runs to defeat the LG Twins 6-5. The team won in walk-off fashion after a hit from Park Se-hyuk in the ninth inning scored the deciding run.

Giants Fall Short of Shutout Victory, Defeating Dinos By Four Runs

A near-shutout performance from the Lotte Giants saw the team defeat the top-ranked NC Dinos 5-1 on Saturday. The game was the first of a three-game series at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

Park Has Strongest Outing of 2020

The win was lead by Giants starter Park Se-woong, who held the Dinos scoreless in his outing.

Park had a successful game, allowing only five hits through the seven innings he played. The win for Park evened his 2020 record at 7-7. The game was only his second of the year that kept a team scoreless, with the other being a five-inning performance against the Doosan Bears last July.

Giants Put Down Five To Win Against Starter Song

The Giants had a few scoring plays in the game that put them ahead.

The first run for the Giants came in the third inning, as a hit from Han Dong-hee took home a runner.

The Giants extended their score in the fifth inning after two-run home runs from both Jeon Jun-woo and Lee Byung-kyu. Dinos starting pitcher Song Myung-gi was pulled after the second home run.

Being given the loss for the game, Song’s 2020 record is now 3-3. Song’s four-and-two-thirds stint saw him allow seven hits and five walks while earning four strikeouts. Previously playing as a reliever, Song made his first start of the season in mid-August.

Dinos Score One Late

Preventing a shutout loss, Dinos player Yang Eui-ji hit a solo home run in the ninth inning. The home run came against Kim Geon-guk, who earned the first two outs of the ninth inning. Closer Kim Won-joong came in for the final out, earning him his 18th save of the season.

Giants and Dinos To Play Doubleheader on Sunday

The Giants and Dinos will finish their week with a doubleheader on Sunday. The afternoon game has a scheduled first pitch for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT), with the follow-up game scheduled for 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT).

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Keeping the Hanhwa Eagles scoreless, the Kia Tigers won 8-0 on Saturday. The defensive front from the Tigers saw starter Aaron Brooks pitch seven scoreless innings.

While the KT Wiz tacked onto their minimal lead late, it wasn’t necessary as the team took a shutout 5-0 win over the SK Wyverns.

Attempting to battle back late with four runs in the final two innings, the Samsung Lions fell short, losing 8-7 to the Kiwoom Heroes.

A high-scoring game saw the LG Twins defeat the Doosan Bears 9-6. The loss saw the Bears, a previous challenger for first in the league, drop down to sixth place.