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.

Han Dong-hee Helps Give Giants Win Against Eagles

A 5-3 win for the Lotte Giants on Thursday over the Hanhwa Eagles saw Han Dong-hee as the main contributor at the plate. The third baseman scored four runs in the game off of two separate home runs.

The win gave the Giants their second win in the now-concluded three-game series at the Eagles home park, the Hanhwa Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea.

Han Plays Large Role In Giants Scoring

Most scoring for the Giants came against starter Kim Bum-soo, who pitched six innings before being pulled out of the game. Being handed the loss, Kim allowed four runs.

The Giants gained a lead early with a three-run home run by Han in the first inning. The Eagles were able to score a run of their own later in the inning, as Ha Ju-suk batted in a runner.

Just before Kim was taken out of the game, Han scored another run, hitting a solo home run to give the Giants their fourth run. Kim finished the inning before leaving the game.

Sampson Given Win

Similarly, the Eagles were able to get two runs on Giants starter Adrian Sampson before his exit. A hit from Oh Sun-jin drove home two runs, making the game a close 4-3 for the Giants still.

Sampson’s nearly complete six-inning game earned him his third win of the season, making his record 3-5 now. The game saw him deliver his lowest single-game ERA of the season apart from a scoreless appearance against the KT Wiz in June.

A late insurance run came for the Giants in the ninth inning as a sacrifice fly from An Chi-hong scored a run.

Giants closer Kim Won-joong was given his eighth save of the season for his ninth-inning performance.

Giants Have Potential To Move

With their win on Thursday, the Giants have a chance to move from eighth place in the KBO to seventh. Currently holding a 26-28 record, the Giants just barely trail the seventh-place 27-29 KT Wiz. The Wiz stay ahead for now as their .482 win percentage is higher than the Giants’ .481 percentage.

The Giants now head back home for a series against the 2019 KBO Champions the Doosan Bears. The Giants have gone 2-4 against the team this season.

The Eagles will stay at home for a three-game weekend series against the SK Wyverns. The team has won two games and lost four to the club in 2020.

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The Doosan Bears finished their series strong with a shutout 6-0 win over the LG Twins. Bears starter Raul Alcantara pitched seven innings, allowing only two hits in his outing.

A three-run rally in the fifth inning helped give the Kiwoom Heroes a 4-2 win over the Samsung Lions.

A game tied at two runs became a blowout in the seventh after the NC Dinos scored six runs. The top-ranked KBO team won 8-2 over the SK Wyverns.

Bouncing back from previous losses, the Kia Tigers pulled off a 10-4 win over the KT Wiz.

Straily Leads Giants To Safe Win Over Eagles

An early series of runs coupled with a strong mound performance lead the Lotte Giants to a 6-2 win on Wednesday over the Hanhwa Eagles. The game was a bounce back from the previous day at the Hanhwa Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea, where the Eagles won in the 12th inning.

Saupold Struggles With Start

Eagles starter Warwick Saupold had a rough outing, allowing four runs over his six-inning appearance. The Australian was given his sixth loss of the year moving his record to 5-6.

The first run for the Giants came early against Saupold, with a hit from Lee Dae-ho driving home a runner.

An inning later, a ball hit perfectly into the left-center gap from Min Byung-hun took Jung Bo-geun around from first to home. Min was able to reach home after a ground ball to first wasn’t caught by first baseman Kim Tae-kyun, giving him time to get around from second base.

Lee, who got an RBI at the start of the game, hit a solo home run in the third to move the score to 4-0 for the Giants.

The scoring picked back up in the seventh, this time against reliever Jang Min-jae. A two-run home run from Jeon Jun-woo took the score to 6-0.

Straily Adds To Strikeouts

Giants starter Dan Straily had a successful evening, leaving the Eagles scoreless through his seven-inning appearance. He earned seven strikeouts along the way, putting his 2020 number at 78. He sits second in the KBO this season for most strikeouts, trailing the NC Dinos star pitcher Koo Chang-mo.

Straily was able to pitch himself out of a jam in the fourth, striking out Oh Sun-jin and leaving three runners on base to end the inning.

With the exit of Straily after the seventh, the Eagles were able to score a couple of runs. Against reliever Kang Dong-ho, Kim Tae-kyun was able to bat home two runs for the home team.

Teams Set For Thursday Game

Now tied up in the series, the Giants and Eagles will play their final game on Thursday. First pitch for the matchup is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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An early three-run lead was enough for the SK Wyverns, as the team coasted to a 3-2 victory over the NC Dinos.

The KT Wiz picked up a win on the road, defeating the Kia Tigers 7-4. They look for the series sweep tomorrow.

Trailing by six runs, the Kiwoom Heroes were able to pull off a comeback late in the game to win 7-6 against the Samsung Lions.

While the Doosan Bears got four more hits in the game than the LG Twins, it was the Twins who picked up an 8-5 win after a high scoring game.

Eagles’ Oh Sun-jin Ends 12-Inning Game With Home Run Against Giants

A two-run home run from Oh Sun-jin gave the Hanhwa Eagles walk-off 12th inning win 7-6 over the Lotte Giants on Tuesday. The game, which happened at the Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea, concluded after four-and-a-half hours of play.

The game saw the Giants come back late with three runs that tied up a game that the Eagles led before. The battle was close in extra innings, with the lead changing three times through the 11th and 12th innings.

Eagles Get Early Lead

The Eagles scored early, as a hit from Kim Tae-kyun in the first drove home a hit.

The Giants responded in the third inning with a hit from Son Ah-seop to tie the game up 1-1.

The lead went back to the Eagles later in the inning as hits from Kim and Choi Jin-haeng scored two more runs. A solo home run was hit by Choi Jin-haeng in the fifth to extend the Eagles’ lead to 4-1.

Eagles starter Jang Shi-hwan was taken out of the game after five innings. The Giants starter Jang Won-sam lasted an inning later, being taken out after the sixth.

Giants Tie It Up

The Giants started to mount a comeback, scoring one run every inning until the game was tied up 4-4. In the seventh inning, a hit from Min Byung-hun drove home a runner. The play came against reliever Hwang Young-guk, who finished the inning after.

An Chi-hong scored a solo home run in the eighth to make the game 4-3. An inning later, Jung Hoon tied it up with his own home run.

Teams Trade Runs In The 11th

In a rare instance, the teams scored runs in more than one of the extra innings. Both teams scored a run in the 11th before the game ended in the 12th. The Giants scored first after Kim Joon-tae drove a run home.

With the Giants only an out away from winning the game, Song Kwang-min hit a ball that took Jung Jin-ho around from second base, tying up the game 5-5.

Home Run Closes The Show

The Giants regained the lead yet again in the 12th after a hit from Heo Il scored a runner, making the game 6-5. Pitching in the 12th for the Eagles was Jang Min-jae, who was given his second win of the year for the appearance.

The two-run home run in the 12th inning from Oh came against reliever Park Shi-young, who was given the loss for the game. Park was given his first loss of the season after 25 appearances.

Eagles Have Opportunity To Move Up This Week

For the first time in a while, the Eagles have a window of opportunity to get out of last place in the KBO. The team, which has a record of 14-40, is currently two games behind the ninth-place SK Wyverns who have a 16-38 record.

The Giants have a 24-28 record in eighth place currently.

The Eagles will host the Giants two more times this week, with games on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday’s game begins at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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Despite a hectic ninth inning where both teams scored three runs each, the NC Dinos held onto their lead to win 5-4 over SK Wyverns.

The KT Wiz started their week with a blowout victory, defeating the Kia Tigers 8-2.

The second-ranked Doosan Bears defeated the LG Twins 9-6, including a fourth-inning rally of four runs.

Getting five runs early, the Samsung Lions coasted for a few innings before having another late rally, finishing with a 13-2 win over the Kiwoom Heroes.

 

11th Inning Balk Earns Eagles 5-4 Victory Over Giants

A balk in the 11th inning of play from Lotte Giants pitcher Kim Dae-woo gave the deciding run to the Hanhwa Eagles, finishing the game with a score of 5-4.

The final scoring play stopped late momentum that the Giants earned in the game which allowed them to tie it up and go into extra innings.

The Eagles wrapped up the series with two wins over the Giants, who took the Saturday game at Hanhwa Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, Korea.

Lee Seung-heon Injured Early

Giants starter Lee Seung-heon had to be removed in the third inning after taking a line drive to the head. Down for several minutes, Seung-heon was stretchered off the field. Later, a scan revealed a “slight forehead fracture,” per Daniel Kim.

Replacing the injured starter, Song Seung-jun entered the third inning with bases loaded and one out. Hits from Ha Ju-suk and Lee Seung-yeol allowed the team to get up by three runs before the inning concluded.

An inning later, Kim Hoe-sung was able to bring home another run, making the game 4-0.

Giants Mount Comeback

The Giants started to mount a comeback in the fifth, with Dixon Machado sending a solo home run into left field, his fourth of the year.

Eagles starter Kim Min-woo was taken out of the game after seven innings, giving up only two hits.

Much later in the eighth inning, Jeon Jun-woo launched a ball into left field for a two-run home run. The Giants veteran got his fourth of the season, bringing the lead to one run for the Eagles.

Joining the party of home runs, Han Dong-hee tied up the game in the ninth with a solo shot.

Balk Causes End To Game

When Kim Dae-ho was pitching with two outs and a man on third in the 11th, he balked while throwing the third pitch against Jung Jin-ho. After some debate, it was ruled that Jang Woon-ho would score from third, ending the game.

Giants To Meet Tigers and Heroes For The First Time In 2020

The Giants finish their second week of play with a record of 7-4, putting them in a three-way tie for second in the league. They went 2-4 this week, playing a flawless 5-0 the week before.

Next week, the Giants are set to play a series against the Kia Tigers (5-7) and the Kiwoom Heroes (7-5). The first game of the week kicks off at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT) on Tuesday at the Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, Korea.

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The Kiwoom Heroes finished their series with the LG Twins with a win, defeating the home team 9-4. Heroes starter Eric Jokisch kept the Twins to two hits during his six-inning performance.

Sweeping their series, the KT Wiz defeated the Samsung Lions 9-2. In his third appearance this season, Wiz starter Odrisaimer Despaigne got his first win of the season. Lions starter Ben Lively left the game early after a hand injury.

Although the Kia Tigers gained momentum in the ninth inning, it wasn’t enough to defeat the Doosan Bears, who won 6-4.

With strong batting throughout the game, the NC Dinos beat the SK Wyverns 11-5. The Dinos won all six of their games this week and now sit atop the KBO standings with a 10-1 record.

Giants Cruise To 5-1 Victory Over Eagles

The Lotte Giants won a low scoring game against the Hanhwa Eagles on Saturday afternoon with a final score of 5-1. The win, which came at the Hanhwa Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, Korea, tied the series up at one game for each team.

Both Teams Bring One Home

The Giants got up by one run in the second when a hit from Kim Joon-tae took Dixon Machado home. Not starting most games, Joon-tae earned his first hit and RBI in the 2020 season in this play.

Answering back in the third, Eagles player Jung Eun-won was able to score while Giants defence caught a runner stuck between first and second base.

Giants starter Noh Kyung-eun earned his first win of the season, being pulled after six innings, allowing eight hits and one run.

Appearances from five relievers from the Giants bullpen helped limit the Eagles to two hits over three innings.

Giants Take Lead

Giants regained the lead in the fifth with Lee Dae-ho driving Son Ah-seop home to make the game 2-1.

Warwick Staupold, who is in his second season with the Eagles, finished the game after the seventh inning, allowing two runs and eight hits, giving him the loss for the game.

Staupold had a strong opening day start, pitching a nine-inning shutout against the SK Wyverns.

Insurance Runs For Giants

The lead was extended past what was needed in the later innings of the game. Against Kim Jin-young, Han Dong-hee was able to bring An Chi-hong into home plate.

Two more runs came in the ninth inning. First, a hit from Jeon Jun-woo allowed Min Byung-hun to score.

Heo Il was in the Giants starting lineup for the first time this season, playing right field and going one for five in the evening. Another run came later, where Jeon Jun-woo was allowed home off of an error where Eagles third baseman Oh Sun-jin got in his way.

Tied In Standings, Tied In Series

After this game, both teams see themselves tied with fellow KBO teams. Competing for second, the Giants are tied with the LG Twins with a record of 7-3 each. Lower on the standings, Eagles are tied with the Samsung Lions for seventh, both holding a 4-7 record.

The Giants and Eagles are tied 1-1 going into their final game in the series. The game is set to kick off at 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT) on Sunday.

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After Kim Tae-hoon kept the NC Dinos to only two hits in seven innings, reliever Kim Ju-on gave up the deciding two runs to make the SK Wyverns drop 2-1.

Getting up by seven runs before their opponent scored, the Kia Tigers had a pretty relaxed 13-4 win on Saturday against the Doosan Bears. 

A quick start from the KT Wiz allowed them to get a 10-4 victory over the Samsung Lions. They look for a sweep of the series tomorrow.

Making up for the rained out game on Friday, the LG Twins picked up a 3-1 and 5-3 win against the Kiwoom Heroes. 

Low Scoring Game Favours Eagles Over Giants

A low-scoring battle on Friday saw the Hanhwa Eagles defeat the Lotte Giants at home. The 2-1 victory had both teams limited to eight hits each, with a fifth inning rally allowing the Eagles to take the lead.

Starting their second series in a row at home, the Eagles won the game at the Hanhwa Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, Korea.

Giants Get Up By One

The Giants got ahead quick, scoring a run in the first inning after Jung Hoon brought An Chi-hong home off of a hit to center.

After six innings of pitching for the Eagles, Kim Ee-hwan was taken out of the game. Keeping the Giants at one run, Ee-hwan gave up seven hits.

Eagles Take The Lead

After going scoreless for the first four innings, a double from Ha Ju-suk allowed Jung Jin-ho to go from second to home. Starter for the Giants, Dan Straily, was taken from the game after, finishing with four strikeouts and seven hits.

With reliever Jin Myung-ho on the mound, Eagles batter Lee Sung-yeol batted in a second run before the inning ended.

The relieving performances from both teams were strong, with only one hit being tallied  for either side.

A Look At The Standings

With the win, the Eagles earned their fourth win of the year, now at a record of 4-6, putting them in a three-way-tie for sixth place. The Giants, who have went 1-3 this week after a stellar 5-0 first week of play, are in a three-way-tie for third place in the KBO with a 6-3 record.

The three-game series sees it’s second game on Saturday with a start time of 1:00PM KST (2:00AM EDT).

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After scoring in almost every inning before, an eight-run performance from the KT Wiz in the seventh inning put the game out of reach for the Samsung Lions. The Wiz walked away with a 14-6 win.

A dominating performance from the Doosan Bears saw them beat the Kia Tigers 13-4.

On top of the KBO standings, the NC Dinos advanced their record to 8-1 on Friday after a four-run performance in the 10th inning gave them a 6-2 win over the SK Wyverns. The Wyverns have only won once in the 2020 season.

A game between the Kiwoom Heroes and hosting LG Twins was rained out.