Bears Score Two Runs Against Park To Defeat Giants

The Lotte Giants lost a one-off game to the Doosan Bears on Saturday, being defeated 2-1. The win for the Bears came at their home park, the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.

Bears Score Two Runs Against Park To Win

The low-scoring victory for the Bears came from their two runs scored against Giants pitcher Park Se-woong.

The first run came in the opening inning of the game, where a sacrifice fly ball from Jose Miguel Fernandez took home a runner.

The deciding run came in the third inning, as a hit from Choi Joo-hwan a runner in.

Park played into the sixth inning before being pulled from the game. Being given the loss for the game, Park’s 2020 record is now 8-10. He has not won in his last six appearances, with his last recorded victory dating back to September 19th.

The sole run for the Giants came in the sixth inning, as a hit from Lee Dae-ho scored a runner.

Giants Finish Week Against Wiz

The Giants will finish their week of play on Sunday with a game against the KT Wiz. The first pitch for the game is scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).

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The NC Dinos clinched the top seed in the KBO playoffs after tying the LG Twins 3-3. Clinching the top seed advances the Dinos to the 2020 Korean Series, which is scheduled to start on November 17th.

The Samsung Lions defeated the Kia Tigers in a high-scoring game, winning 11-7.

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.

Choi Earns Bears Sole Run In Low-Scoring Win Over Giants

A game that remained scoreless for the majority of the time saw a late run giving the Doosan Bears a 1-0 win over the Lotte Giants on Friday. The win finished a four-game series between the teams, ending it with both teams winning two games each.

The win for the Bears was their first of the week from home at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.

The game got it’s first run in the bottom of the ninth, with a hit from Choi Yong-jae drove home a run and ended the game in walk-off fashion. The run came against reliever Choi Jun-yong, an 18-year-old rookie who got his first loss through 10 appearances in 2020.

The win for the game went to Bears reliever Hong Gun-hee, who was brought in to earn the final out against the Giants in the ninth.

Starters Have Solid Stints

The game saw successful starting pitcher appearances from both teams. The Giants had Noh Kyung-eun, who had a scoreless stint for only the second time in 2020. Allowing four hits, Noh played six innings before being substituted out.

Also playing six innings was the Bears starter Lee Seung-jin, who only allowed two hits. Only playing as a starter for the third time this year, the game was Lee’s longest appearance of 2020.

Teams Head Separate Ways For Weekend Games

To finish their week, the Giants will head to the home park of the Samsung Lions in Daegu for a two-game series that kicks off on Saturday. The club has played the Lions nine times this season, going 3-6 against the team.

The Giants still have the potential to move up to sixth in the KBO this week. With the Tigers also losing their Friday game, the Giants remain half-a-game behind the sixth-place team.

The Bears will hit the road again, playing a two-game series against the SK Wyverns starting Saturday. The team has won six of the nine games they have played against the team.

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

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Early runs from the Hanhwa Eagles matched with a strong start from Chad Bell helped give the team a 5-1 win over the KT Wiz.

A strong performance from the LG Twins gave them a 7-3 win against the Kiwoom Heroes on Friday.

While the Kia Tigers took a short lead in the sixth, the NC Dinos were able to score 10 runs in the final three innings to win 10-4.

Being down by a run, hits from Oh Jun-hyeok and Choi Ji-hoon gave the SK Wyverns the lead, earning them a win 8-6 over the Samsung Lions.


Lee Takes Back Lead For Giants Late, Defeating Bears By One Run

The Lotte Giants picked up a win on Thrursday, defeating the Doosan Bears 6-5 after a ninth inning hit from Lee Dae-ho scored two runs, giving the team the lead. The win was the third game of the week between the teams, although it was the first game at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.

The game was one that favored the Giants for a while, seeing the Bears slowly battle back late. The Bears took the lead for the first time in the eighth inning, causing the Giants to step up and retake the game in the ninth.

Neither starter was given a decision from the game due to it’s late-scoring nature. The Giants pitcher Park Se-woong had a strong performance, allowing one run in five innings. Bears pitcher Raul Alcantara played six innings, allowing three runs in total.

Giants Dominate First Half of Game

The first runs for the Giants came in the third inning. First was a hit from Jeon Jun-woo that drove home a run and took Jeon around to third base. In the next at-bat, a ground ball from Lee Dae-ho brought Jeon home.

Moving the game to a three-run lead, Jung Hoon scored a solo home run in the fifth inning.

Bears Work Back To Tie

The Bears started to score in the fifth with a hit from Jose Miguel Fernandez driving home a run in the inning.

The Bears were able to tie the game up an inning later, driving home two runs off of hits. The first came against reliever Lee In-bok, as Lee Yoo-chan drove home a runner off of a single. When Koo Seung-min came in, a hit from Jung Soo-bin to right field moved the game to 3-3.

Bears Take Lead, Giants Regain Composure Late

Bears reliever Park Chi-guk was brought into the game in the seventh inning, looking to take the team out of a zero-out bases-loaded jam. He was able to do so, although he gave up one run to Son Ah-seop along the way, giving the Giants the lead 4-3.

Giving the Bears the lead for the first time in the game, Fernandez sent a ball deep into right-center to drive in two runs in the eighth inning. The scoring came against Giants closer Kim Won-joong, who pitched the inning after as well.

The ninth inning performance from Kim was quick, facing only four batters before the inning ended. Kim earned his third win of the year, with his outstanding statistic in 2020 still being saves, which currently sits at 12.

The game-deciding runs from the Giants in the ninth came against Hong Gun-hee, who got his third loss of the year.

Giants Eye Sixth Again

Now up two-games-to-one in their four game series against the Bears, the Giants have put themselves in a position to potentially move up to sixth in the KBO on Friday. The team currently has a 42-39-1 record, putting them only half-a-game behind the 44-40 Kia Tigers.

First pitch for the final game between the Bears and Giants this week is set for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT) on Friday.

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A shutout win for the KT Wiz on Thursday was lead by starter Bae Je-seong, who left the Hanhwa Eagles hitless through five-and-two-thirds innings. The Wiz won 3-0.

Early runs put the Samsung Lions ahead comfortably, as the team defeated the SK Wyverns 8-3 on Thursday.

While a six-run lead was enough for the NC Dinos, runs later in their game moved them to a final score of 14-2 over the Kia Tigers.

A close game went to the Kiwoom Heroes after an eighth-inning hit from Kim Ha-seong scored two runs. The team defeated the LG Twins 6-5 on Thursday.

Sampson Gets First Win Since Return For Giants, Defeating Bears

The Lotte Giants tied up their series with the Bears this week following a 7-3 win on Wednesday. The victory was the final game at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea for the week, as the Giants will head to Seoul for their next two games against the Bears.

A huge factor in the game was pitching from the Giants early on.

Giants starter Adrian Sampson had a successful outing, earning the win after keeping the Bears hitless through six innings. The win was a major bounce back for Sampson, who had given up six runs in two innings against the NC Dinos in his previous appearance.

Giants Earn Five-Run Lead

The first run for the Giants came in the fourth, as a sacrifice fly from Lee Dae-ho took home Jung Hoon.

The scoring continued an inning later, as hits from An Chi-hong, Jung and Jeon Jun-woo took the game to a 5-0 score.

The Bears were able to score three runs late in the game against relievers. In the seventh inning, a run batted in by Kim Jae-ho was scored against reliever Han Seung-hyuk.

Two runs came against reliever Koo Seung-min after Park Kun-woo hit a two-run home run.

Late Runs For Giants And A Loss For Lee

Insurance runs from the Giants came in the seventh and eighth inning to move the game to it’s final score of 7-3. In the seventh, a wild pitch from starter Lee Young-ha allowed Jung Bo-geun to get home.

Lee was pulled from the game after that at-bat, being given his eighth loss of the season for the performance. With a 3-8 2020 record, Lee’s season continues to be a rough one compared to his previous years which saw 17-4 and 10-3 records.

In the eighth inning a hit from An Chi-hong drove home Han Dong-hee. The play came against Choi Se-chang, who had been brought in during the inning before.

Bears Head Home, Giants Follow

After winning a game each in Busan, the Bears will host the Giants for two games on Thursday and Friday. The first pitch for Thursday’s game is set for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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Holding on to an early six-run lead the KT Wiz defeated the Samsung Lions 6-4.

Snapping a three-game losing streak, the Kiwoom Heroes defeated the NC Dinos on Wednesday, winning 6-4.

Along with a strong performance from pitcher Casey Kelly, the hot bats from the LG Twins gave them a 10-1 win over the Kia Tigers.

In a game that saw six home runs from the SK Wyverns, the team won with a whopping 26-6 score over the Hanhwa Eagles.

Bears Give Straily Highest Personal Single-Game ERA of 2020, Defeating Giants

The Doosan Bears started their week with a dominant performance over the Lotte Giants on Tuesday, winning 9-2. The game continued the homestand for the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The win saw the Bears get ahead early with runs, scoring six runs against starter Dan Straily.

Straily’s four-inning performance saw him record his highest ERA in a 2020 appearance, finishing with an ERA of 13.50. The loss moved Straily’s 2020 record to 7-5.

The game was played without a live crowd, as spiking COVID-19 cases in South Korea have caused the majority of KBO teams to not allow audiences for the time being.

Bears Score Early

In the first inning, a hit from Kim Jae-hwan took home Jose Miguel Fernandez, who had scored a hit to get on base earlier in the inning.

Scoring picked up in the second starting with an error, as a missed throw to first base from Straily allowed runner Kim Jae-ho to score. Later in the inning, hits from Fernandez and Oh Jae-il made the game 4-0.

Scoring a fifth run for the Bears, Jung Soo-bin drove home a runner in the third inning.

In the final inning from Giants starter Straily, he allowed a sixth run, as Kim Jae-hwan drove home his second run of the game.

Choi Remains Undefeated

The Giants were able to score two runs in the game, with both coming against starting pitcher Choi Won-joon. The first was in the fourth inning, with a ground ball allowing Jung Hoon to get home. In the sixth, the last inning that saw Choi on the mound, a solo home run from Son Ah-seop gave them their second run.

Choi earned the win for his six-inning outing, keeping his 2020 record at an undefeated 7-0. Choi’s record is the second-highest undefeated record in the KBO this year, trailing NC Dinos pitcher Koo Chang-mo’s 9-0 record.

Insurance Runs Come In For Bears

Tacking onto their lead, the Bears scored three runs through the sixth and seventh. The run in the sixth came against Kim Dae-woo, a reliever who pitched in the fifth as well. The run was driven in by Choi Joo-hwan.

Two more runs came in the seventh inning for the Bears. The first came off of an error, as a ball passed third base, allowing Hur Kyoung-min to score. Reliever Lee In-bok was pulled from the game shortly after, with Kim Geon-guk replacing him. A hit from Fernandez drove home another run, which was scored against Lee. The final two innings of the game went scoreless.

Bears Take First Game of Four-Game

The Bears are set to play three more games this week versus the Giants, with the latter half at the home park of the Bears in Seoul. The Giants will host one more game this week, with Wednesday’s game starting at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

Around The KBO

In a series between the top two teams in the KBO currently, the NC Dinos defeated the Kiwoom Heroes 5-1. The win moved the Dinos up to being one-and-a-half games ahead of the Heroes in the KBO standings.

Scoring six runs against starter Kim Min-woo, the SK Wyverns got ahead early and went on to beat the Hanhwa Eagles 9-3.

After being scoreless for five innings, the KT Wiz scored six runs in the final four innings of their game, winning over the Samsung Lions 6-3.

Winning in walk-off fashion in the 10th inning, Kim Hyun-soo hit a solo home run to give the LG Twins a 6-5 win against the Kia Tigers.

Rain Causes Giants and Bears To End In Tie

The Lotte Giants and Doosan Bears had their 1-1 game abruptly finished in the sixth inning on Saturday after rain halted play. The game went under a rain delay for 40 minutes before it was cancelled at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.

Due to the game only making it into the sixth inning, only the starting pitchers made appearances on the mound. Giants starter Noh Kyung-eun pitched five innings, giving up three hits and one run. Bears pitcher Raul Alcantara pitched six innings, allowing six hits and one run. Alcantara also earned six strikeouts in his appearance.

The Bears got their run in the third inning, as Park Se-hyuk scored a solo home run to get the lead. Park’s home run was his fourth of the season, matching the amount he earned in the 2019 season.

Answering back in the fifth, a sacrifice fly from Giants first-baseman Jung Hoon scored a run to tie the game up.

Giants Remain Tied With The Wiz

The Giants have had an explosive week, as the Busan squad hasn’t lost in the month of August yet. The team is rising up the rankings, currently tied with the KT Wiz, who have an identical 38-35-1 record.

The Bears will host the Giants one more time this week as the teams are set to play on Sunday at 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT). Like Saturday’s game, rain has the potential to intervene.

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The SK Wyverns got a 4-2 lead over the Samsung Lions, although after five innings of play rain halted the competition.

The Kiwoom Heroes had a stellar night on the mound, as starter Eric Jokisch along with relievers Ahn Woo-jin and Kim Sang-su pitched a shutout performance through eight innings. The team cruised to a 5-1 victory over the LG Twins. 

Coming back from a two-run deficit, a home run from Preston Tucker and a hit from Yoo Min-sang put the Kia Tigers up 3-2, defeating the NC Dinos. The fifth-ranked Tigers will look to sweep their series against the top-ranked Dinos on Sunday.

A game between the KT Wiz and the Hanhwa Eagles was rained out at the Hanhwa Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea. The game was the second-straight that the teams have missed due to weather. The teams will play Sunday, with a Monday game also being added to the calendar to make up for a lost game.

Giants Move Up To Sixth In KBO Following Win Against Bears

The Lotte Giants had a late series of runs on Friday to prevail over the Doosan Bears 8-4, moving the Busan squad up to sixth place in the KBO. The win was the first of a weekend series hosted by the Bears at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.

The game saw no scoring in the second half, with the Bears striking first in the sixth. The eighth was big for the Giants, as the team scored seven runs including a grand slam.

Bears Get Ahead

Both starting pitchers had good starts, not allowing any runs for the first five innings. While Giants starter Park Se-woong allowed runs late in his appearance, Bears starter Lee Young-ha experienced no issues in his six-inning stint.

Park give up three runs in the sixth inning, putting the Bears in a preliminary lead. The scoring started with a hit from Oh Jae-il that brought in a runner. After that, a sacrifice fly from both Choi Joo-hwan and Hur Kyoung-min took in a run each to make the game 3-0. Park was pulled from the game early in the seventh after allowing another hit.

After a three-batter stint from reliever Lee In-bok, Giants pitcher Han Seung-hyuk joined the game in the seventh inning. Against him, Jose Miguel Fernandez got a hit, scoring the fourth run for the home team.

Giants Take Lead With Monstrous Eighth

The Giants were able to take back the game in the eighth inning, scoring seven runs in the scenario. Bears reliever Park Chi-guk started the inning, although he was pulled after facing three batters. The final batter that Park faced was An Chi-hong, who drove home the first run off of a hit.

Next came in Hong Gun-hee, who faced five batters. His stint started with a sacrifice fly from Kim Joon-tae that brought home a run. After loading up the bases, Hong gave up a grand slam home run to Jeon Jun-woo, who gave the Giants a 6-4 lead. Hong was handed his second loss of season in his 33rd appearance of 2020.

Before the inning concluded, a fielder’s choice play against Dixon Machado brought home the final run of the inning. The play came against the third and final pitcher to appear in the inning, Yoon Myung-jun.

Tallying one more run for the Giants, Kim Joon-tae shot a solo home run into right field in the ninth inning against Chae Ji-sun.

Giants Move To Sixth

With their third win this week, the Giants moved up to sixth in the KBO, now tied with the KT Wiz, who have a 38-35 record as well. The Giants are set to play two more games in Seoul this week versus the Bears, with Saturday’s game starting at 6:00PM KST (5:00AM EDT).

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Bouncing back from a rough loss in his last appearance, Samsung Lions starter David Buchanan got a shutout performance against the SK Wyverns, allowing only three hits through seven innings. The Lions won 2-0 in the end.

Casey Kelley had a good start as well, allowing two runs through seven innings when playing for the LG Twins on Friday, who defeated the Kiwoom Heroes 5-2.

Two games were rained out on Friday. In Gwangju, a game between the NC Dinos and the Kia Tigers were rained out. Over at Daejeon, rain prevented a game between the KT Wiz and the Hanhwa Eagles as well.

Rain Stops Giants From Hosting Bears For Second-Straight Day

For the second consecutive day, weather has held back the Lotte Giants from hosting the Doosan Bears. The final game of their three-game series did not happen on Monday due to persistent rain at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The game was one of the three cancelled on Monday. A game between the Samsung Lions and KT Wiz as well as a matchup between the NC Dinos and the LG Twins was rained out.

KBO teams usually don’t play on Mondays, however, forecasts of rain on Sunday moved the games a day ahead.

The Giants looked to conclude their three-game series against the Bears which was tied through the first two matches. On Friday, the Bears won a 10-5 game. The Giants answered back the next day with a 5-4 win.

With the next week of play starting on Tuesday, the Giants will stay at home for a three-game series against the LG Twins. An early forecast shows rain potentially affecting the game, which is currently scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

On the weekend the team will head to the home park of the Samsung Lions for a series.

The Bears will head back to Seoul to start their next week. The ball club will play a three-game series against the SK Wyverns before heading to Gwangju, South Korea to face the Kia Tigers.

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A three-run home run from Choi Jin-haeng early was enough to give the Hanhwa Eagles the win, defeating the SK Wyverns 4-2.

Four runs early on was enough for the Kia Tigers, however, the team was able to earn 13 to win 13-3 over the Kiwoom Heroes.



Giants Hold Onto Lead Over Bears Despite Late Rally

The Lotte Giants held onto a lead against the Doosan Bears, winning 5-4 after a nail-biting ninth inning where the Bears took the game within a run. The win tied up the weekend series that is hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

Early Runs Keep Game Tied

Both teams scored two runs to start, with the Giants scoring three more to get a lead they could hold onto.

The Giants were the first to strike in the first inning with a hit from Jeon Jun-woo scoring a run. Later in the inning, a ground ball bobbled by Bears shortstop Kim Jae-ho allowed runner Son Ah-seop to get home.

In the second inning, the Bears were able to battle back with runs. Similar to the error in the inning before, a fumbled ground ball by Giants second baseman An Chi-hong allowed a run to come in. In the next at bat, a hit from Park Kun-woo scored a second run, tying up the game.

Giants Get Lead Off of Yu

The Giants took the lead yet again in the fourth after a hit from Min Byung-hun drove home two runs. A fifth run came an inning later as a ground ball from Han Dong-hee drove home a run. This continued the strong few games Han has had, having earned nine RBIs in the last three games.

After giving up his fifth run of the game, Yu Hui-kwan was pulled from the game. Given the loss for the game, Yu’s 2020 record is now 6-3.

Park Se-woong pitched five innings for the Giants before being taken out of the game. Getting four strikeouts, Park allowed five hits and two runs.

Bears Make It Uncomfortable

The game became tense late, as the Bears scored two runs despite only having room to give up one more out. A two-run home run from Jose Miguel Fernandez made the game a closer 5-4. Despite giving up the home run, closer Kim Won-joong was able to finish the inning and get the save.

Third Game Coming Up

With the series tied, the Giants will host the Bears once more before this week of play concludes. First pitch for Sunday’s game begins at 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT), however, early forecasts predict rain could cause delays.

Around The KBO

A high scoring game went the way of the KT Wiz, who defeated the Samsung Lions 10-7.

A first-inning four-run inning by the Kia Tigers was enough, however, the team was able to continue scoring against the Kiwoom Heroes, winning 8-3.

Late runs by the SK Wyverns gave them the lead and eventual win over the Hanhwa Eagles 5-3. The series is crucial for both teams due to their closeness in last and second last in the KBO standings.

The first tie of the KBO season happened between the NC Dinos and LG Twins, who remained 6-6 after 12 full innings of play.