Giants Outscore Wiz In 10-9 Game At Home

A back-and-forth game saw late runs be the deciding factor for the Lotte Giants, who defeated the KT Wiz 10-9 on Tuesday. The game kicked off a three-game series hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The game moved the winning streak for the Giants to five-straight games, the longest among the 10 KBO teams currently.

Late Hits Put Giants Ahead

The Giants took the lead late in the game, scoring runs in the seventh and eighth that gave them a lead. The first of the two runs came off of a hit from Jeon Jun-woo that scored a run. The run came against Yoo Woon-sang, who was handed the loss for the game for his short performance.

An insurance run came in the eighth inning, as Kim Joon-tae batted home a runner.

The Wiz scored one run late, with a fielder’s choice play allowing a runner to reach home. Giants closer Kim Won-joong was able to finish the inning and be awarded the save.

Earlier in the game, the Giants had their lead taken from them after a high-scoring sixth inning. The team was able to battle back within the inning to tie the game up.

Hectic Sixth Inning Sees Wiz Take Lead

A run of scoring plays in the sixth inning gave the Wiz a short lead over the Giants. The team was able to put down five runs in the frame. Park Kyung-soo kicked off the scoring, hitting a solo home run at the top of the inning.

After facing four batters,  pitcher Park Jin-hyung was pulled from play. Choi Jun-yong came in for the Giants next, being able to finish the inning on the mound.

Following a hit from Mel Rojas Jr. that scored two runs, Kang Baek-ho scored two more by hitting a two-run home run.

Giants Climb Up To 8-8 Score

The Giants were able to tie the game up later in the inning. The inning had four different scoring plays and took three pitchers, including the end of starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne’s stint.

Following hits from Jeon Jun-woo and Son Ah-seop that took home a run each, Ju Kwon walked two more batters before being pulled from the game.

Reliever Yoo Won-sang finished the inning, although two more runs came after a walk forced one home and a fielding error allowed another.

Giants Took Lead Earlier

A series of runs put the Giants ahead in the first third of the game.

The Giants scored their first two runs in the first inning, with hits from Son Ah-seop and Lee Dae-ho both drove home a run.

The Wiz shortened the lead to one run in the second inning, as a hit from Jang Sung-woo took a runner home.

Moving the score to 4-1, Han Dong-hee scored a two-run home run in the bottom of the second for the Giants.

The Wiz scored two runs in the fifth inning, bringing the score to a closer 4-3 and ending the outing for Giants starter Park Se-woong. After both Bae Jeong-dae and Jo Yong-ho batted home runs, Park was able to finish the inning before being taken out of play.

Giants Now Tied For Sixth With Tigers, Three Games Behind Wild Card

Now with 11 games left in the season, the Giants find themselves in a tight bid for the wild card spot in the KBO. With a record of 64-58-1, the team is tied for sixth with the Kia Tigers. Both teams are three games behind the wild card LG Twins, who have a record of 68-56-3.

The Giants will host the Wiz two more times during the mid-week. Wednesday’s game is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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Needing 12 innings to find a winner, a solo home run by Lee Sung-gyu in the 12th inning gave the Samsung Lions a 3-2 win over the LG Twins. The game saw veteran player Park Yong-taik score a hit in the ninth inning, making him the first KBO player to attain 2,500 career hits.

A low-scoring contest saw the Hanhwa Eagles defeat the Kia Tigers 3-2. Having lost the game, the Tigers are now tied with the Giants for sixth in the league.

Heo Jeong-hyeop broke a tie late for his team, scoring a run with a hit to give the Kiwoom Heroes a 2-1 win against the top-ranked NC Dinos.

Earning their fourth-straight win, the Doosan Bears picked up a 9-4 victory over the SK Wyverns.

Oh Yoon-suk Hits Cycle In High-Scoring Win For Giants Against Eagles

A high-scoring game on Sunday saw the Lotte Giants pick up the victory over the Hanhwa Eagles, winning with a final score of 14-5. The win swept the three-game series for the Giants, who hosted it at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The game saw Giants player Oh Yoon-suk hit the cycle, including a crucial grand slam home run in the sixth inning which took the Giants’ lead from a fair one to a large one.

Large Sixth Inning Earns Giants Lead

The first two of many runs scored in the game came in the first inning, as a hit from Lee Byung-kyu took two runners home.

The Eagles responded in the second inning, as Park Jung-hyun drove home a run with a hit.

Moving the game back to a two-run lead in the second, Oh Yoon-suk drove home a run for the Giants.

After only two innings of play, Eagles starter Park Joo-hong was taken out of the game.

The biggest inning for the Giants was the sixth, where the team brought their lead up to eight runs. After hits from Han Dong-hee and Kim Joon-tae brought in a run each, Oh Yoon-suk hit a grand slam to make the game 9-1.

All of the runs came against Kim Jong-soo, who did not finish the inning.

Sampson Earns Win, Late Runs Scored From Both Teams

Giants starter Adrian Sampson was given the win for his five-inning performance. He was taken out of the game shortly after giving up a two-run home run in the fifth inning to Noh Si-hwan.

The Giants were quick to respond, as hits from Oh and Son Ah-seop both took home runners.

The teams traded a run each in the sixth inning.

After Jung Jin-ho scored a run for the Eagles, a hit from Oh gave the Giants their 12th run.

The final runs for the Giants happened in the seventh inning, as a hit from An Chi-hong and a sacrifice fly ball from Dixon Machado both took home a runner.

An infield single took home a runner for the Eagles late in the game, bringing the game to the final score of 14-5.

Giants Now Three-Games Behind Wild Card

The win for the Giants is their fourth-straight in the week. With a record of 63-58-1, the team is four-games behind the fifth-place wild card team, the Doosan Bears. The team has 12 more games left to play in their schedule.

Giants Set For Second-Last Week In Season

Next week will be the second-last week of play for the Giants in the KBO season. The week for the team starts on Tuesday, with the Giants playing a three-game series against the KT Wiz.

After playing a trio of games in Suwon, the Giants will head back home for a three-game series, hosting the Samsung Lions through the weekend.

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The Doosan Bears got a lead early, scoring four runs in the first two innings. The team went on to defeat the Kia Tigers 7-1.

Putting down seven runs late, the LG Twins took a 13-8 win over the KT Wiz.

Earning their fifth win of the week, the NC Dinos defeated the Samsung Lions 4-1 on Sunday.

The SK Wyverns got ahead in a scoreless game in the sixth inning, putting together six runs to defeat the Kiwoom Heroes 6-0. Wyverns starter Moon Seung-won pitched seven scoreless innings for a win.

Giants Get Closer To Wild Card Race With Shutout Win Over Eagles

The Lotte Giants picked up their second-straight win over the Hanhwa Eagles on Saturday, winning a one-sided 10-0 game. The win was the second in a three-game series hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The Giants are getting closer to playoff contention, now holding a 62-58-1 record in seventh place. The team is two-games behind the sixth-place Kia Tigers, and only three games behind the wild card team, the Doosan Bears.

Giants Get Ahead By Six Early

The Giants got their lead early against the Eagles, wasting no time to score.

The Giants scored six runs in the first inning against starter Jang Shi-hwan. The first run came in the first at-bat, as Oh Yoon-suk hit a solo home run.

Later in the inning, Lee Dae-ho got on base with a hit, driving home Son Ah-seop. Lee was taken home immediately after with a two-run home run from Lee Byung-kyu. Hits from Dixon Machado and a fielding error later in the inning made it 6-0 for the Giants.

Despite the first-inning troubles, starting pitcher Jang Shi-hwan was able to play three scoreless innings before being taken out of play.

Giants Score Insurance Runs

Two more runs came in the fifth inning, as Kim Joon-tae scored a two-run home run for the Giants. The runs came against reliever Ahn Young-myung.

The final two runs came in the seventh against Oh Dong-wook, who had pitched the inning before as well. After a solo home run from Lee Dae-ho started the inning, a hit later on from Kim Dong-han took home a runner.

Giants starter Lee Seung-heon won his second game of the year, leaving the Eagles scoreless through six innings. The game was his second-straight win since his return from injury, making his 2020 record 2-1.

Giants Edge Closer To Exciting Wild Card Race

The Eagles and Giants are set for one more game this week, with a Sunday game having a starting pitch scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).

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The LG Twins and KT Wiz won a game each in a doubleheader on Sunday. The Twins won the afternoon game 7-2, with the Wiz bouncing back in the evening with a 12-2 victory.

Also playing a doubleheader was the Samsung Lions and NC Dinos. After their afternoon game tied 6-6, the Dinos won the evening game 12-2.

Lead by starting pitcher Chris Flexen, the Doosan Bears won 7-2 over the Kia Tigers.

Scoring four runs in two separate innings, the SK Wyverns took a heavy 9-3 lead against thee Kiwoom Heroes.

Three-Run Shot From Jeon Gives Giants Win Against Eagles

A three-run home run from Jeon Jun-woo gave the Lotte Giants a 4-1 win on Friday over the Hanhwa Eagles. The run gave the team the lead after five innings of a tied ballgame.

The game kicked off a three-game series hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The home run from Jeon was his 22nd of the season. It took home Lee Byung-hyu and Kim Dong-han, who got on base with a walk and a hit (Kim was a pinch runner for Lee Dae-ho) previously in the inning.

The play came against Jun Woo-ram, who pitched the eighth inning for the Eagles. The loss moved Jung’s 2020 record to 3-5, with a record of 1-1 against the Giants.

Team Tie Up Early, Long Performance Earns Straily Win

Both teams scored runs early to tie the game at 1-1. First it was the Giants, as Han Dong-hee hit a solo home run in the second inning against starter Kim Min-woo.

A hit from Noh Soo-kwang scored the sole run for the Eagles in the third inning. The run came against Dan Straily, who played eight innings to be given the win for the game.

Straily’s 2020 record is now 13-4, with his last loss dating back to mid-August.

Closer Kim Won-joong pitched the ninth inning to earn the save.

Giants Have 14 Games Left To Move Up Two Spots

With 14 games left in the season, the Giants still have a chance at taking the wild card spot in the KBO playoffs. The team currently sits three games behind the Doosan Bears and Kia Tigers, who are tied for fifth in the league.

The Giants will host the Eagles two more times this week. The first pitch for Saturday’s game is scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).

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After three scoreless innings, the runs picked up for the Doosan Bears, who defeated the Kia Tigers 14-3.

The Kiwoom Heroes had a strong win to start the weekend, defeating the SK Wyverns 12-5.

Scoring eight runs in a three-inning pocket of time, the Samsung Lions got ahead to win 8-2 over the NC Dinos.

Hits from Moon Sang-cheol and Park Seung-wook scored runs for the KT Wiz in the eighth inning, putting them ahead 5-2 in a previously tied game against the LG Twins.

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.

10-Run Inning Gives Giants Landslide Victory Against Lions

A long and successful fourth inning saw the Lotte Giants score 10 runs, helping lead the team to a blowout 12-4 victory over the Samsung Lions on Friday. The win gave the Giants a two-game sweep against the Lions at their home park, the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

Double-Digit Inning Earns Giants Lead

The explosive fourth inning saw five different batters earn RBIs. The first was Son Ah-seop, who drove home one run with a hit. Min Byung-hun scored two with a hit, with the fourth run of the inning coming from the following hit from Han Dong-hee.

A hit from Lee Dae-ho took home two more runs, sounding the end of the stint on the mound for Woo Kyu-min, who had pitched in the third inning as well.

While Noh Sung-ho came in and finished the inning, he gave up a grand slam to An Chi-hong that made the game 12-3.

The loss for the game was given to reliever Woo, who allowed the majority of the runs from the inning. While Lee Sang-min was the starting pitcher for the Lions, Lee only went two innings. Lee, like the other five pitchers who played for the Lions in the game, is mainly a reliever.

Early Innings Gave Lions Lead

Before the Giants took a large lead in the game, the Lions had a short lead that was obtained in the third inning.

Lee Byung-kyu scored the first run for the Giants, driving home a runner in the first inning with a hit.

The Lions answered back an inning later, as a solo home run from Kim Dong-yeop tied up the game.

A lead was gained by the Lions in the third inning after a two-run home run was hit by Koo Ja-wook.

The runs came against Giants starter Seo Jun-won, who played five innings before being removed from play. Being given the win for the game, Seo moved his 2020 record to 7-4.

Late Runs From Both Teams

The last run for the Lions came in the fifth inning, as a sacrifice fly from Daniel Palka allowed a runner to get home.

The Giants scored their 12th run in the sixth inning. A hit from Kim Jae-yoo against reliever Jang Pil-joon brought in the run.

Off To Incheon

Finishing off their week of play, the Giants will head to Incheon for a two-game series against the SK Wyverns. The team has played the Wyverns 10 times in 2020, having won six of those encounters.

The first pitch for Saturday’s game is set for 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT).

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Earning seven runs early against starting pitcher Tyler Wilson, the Kiwoom Heroes went on to pick up a 8-2 win against the LG Twins.

Sweeping their two-game series, the NC Dinos defeated the KT Wiz 9-1 on Friday.

While the Hanhwa Eagles were able to tighten the score late, the SK Wyverns held onto their lead to win 4-3.

A game between the Doosan Bears and Kia Tigers was rained out.

Nine-Run Rally Allows Giants To Take Win Over Lions

Making a nine-run comeback in the seventh inning, the Lotte Giants were able to fight back against the Samsung Lions for a 13-8 win on Thursday. The victory started a two-game series hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The game saw the Lions ahead first, as the team was able to put up seven runs in the first four innings. While the Giants scored early as well, the seventh inning was crucial for them winning the game.

The seventh inning saw the Lions use three different pitchers. The Giants were able to do 14 at-bats, with seven of those at-bats having scoring plays attached to them.

Lions Put Down Seven Runs Against Straily

The performance from starter Dan Straily lasted six innings, giving up seven runs during his performance. The first two innings saw him give up one run, with the third and fourth seeing three runs score each. The no-decision for Straily broke an 11-game streak of being given either a win or a loss.

Straily had a single-game ERA of 10.50, the second-highest he has gotten this season (his highest is an August 18th loss to the Doosan Bears).

The first run for the Lions came early, as a ground-rule double for Koo Ja-wook took home a runner.

Business picked back up in the third inning for the Lions. After putting two runners on base, the Lions scored after a fly ball dropped in for a hit in right field. The ball, which was hit by Koo Ja-wook, dropped in fair and allowed a run.

A hit from Kim Dong-yeop later in the inning gave the team two more runs, making the score 4-0.

The first two runs for the Giants came in the third inning after a two-run home run from Jeon Jun-woo.

Going back to scoring in the fourth inning, the Lions were able to move the game to a 7-2 score. Driving home a run each, Park Gye-beom and Kang Han-wool earned hits in the inning. The third run came off of a ground ball from Koo Ja-wook that allowed Park Hae-min to get home.

Putting down another run for the Giants was An Chi-hong, who hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. While starter Kim Dae-woo finished the inning, his stint did not go past the fourth.

The Giants were able to put down one run in the sixth inning, as a hit from Jeon Jun-woo took a runner around from second base. While the run scored with Choi Ji-gwang on the mound, it was ruled a run against the previous reliever, Noh Sung-ho.

The last run for the Lions came in the eighth inning, as a wild pitch from reliever Kim Geon-guk allowed runner Kang Han-wool to get home.

Kim’s performance in the seventh inning earned him the win for the game. The stint gave him his first decision of 2020 through 16 appearances.

Marathon of Runs Give Giants Lead In Seventh

The first pitcher in the seventh inning for the Lions was Choi Ji-gwang. He was taken out of play after allowing two runs after facing five batters. Up next came  Kim Yoon-soo, who gave up three hits and a walk while earning the second out. Four runs came in during his stint, two of which were scored against the previous pitcher, Choi.

While reliever Jang Pil-joon was able to enter the game and finish the inning, three more runs came in off of two more hits. By the time he finished the inning, the Giants had scored nine runs, and the game had moved to what would be its final score, 13-8.

The loss for the game was given to Kim, the second pitcher of the trio to appear in the eighth inning. The loss makes his 2020 record 3-4 through 47 appearances.

Giants To Host Lions Once More

The Giants are set to host the Lions on Friday, with the first pitch for that game scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT). After that, the Giants will head to Incheon for a weekend series against the SK Wyverns.

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