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.

Tigers Remain Undefeated Against Giants, Taking 7-3 Victory

A 7-3 win on Thursday gave the Kia Tigers their sixth win against the Lotte Giants. The victory, which came at the Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, Korea, kept the Tigers undefeated against the Giants through six games this season.

Tigers Get Six on Starter

The Tigers had a loud first inning, with solo home runs from both Kim Ho-ryeong and Preston Tucker putting the team ahead by two. Tucker earned his eighth home run, helping maintain his lead for RBIs in the KBO currently.

The scoring continued in the fourth, with three separate plays driving in runs for the Tigers. After hits from Na Ji-wan and Jang Yeong-seok as well as a fielder’s choice play off the bat of Han Seung-taek, the Tigers advanced to a 5-0 lead.

Despite the rough fourth, Giants starter Noh Kyung-eun pitched through to the end of the fifth inning. He was taken out in the sixth after Choi Hyung-woo hit a solo home run to make the game 6-1.

Being given the loss for the game, Noh moved his record to 1-2 over five appearances this season.

Teams Score Late Runs

After earning his first RBI of the season on Wednesday, Heo Il put the Giants on the board again, driving in Son Ah-seop in the sixth inning.

Son got an RBI as well later, bringing in Oh Yoon-suk in the seventh. In his second game of the season, Oh got his first two hits after a hitless Wednesday appearance.

The Tigers answered back with one more run, as Kim Gyu-seong drove in a run in the seventh against Lee In-bok.

The Tigers had some trouble finishing the game, needing three pitchers to close the ninth. Son, who was in two scoring plays before, grounded out, advancing Oh home from third to make the game 7-3.

While three relievers finished up the game for the Tigers in the ninth, it was Jeon Sang-hyun who got the save. In his seventh-straight appearance that left batters hitless, Jeon kept his ERA at a flat 0.00, pitching 13-and-one-third innings so far this season.

Brooks Evens Record

Tigers starter Aaron Brooks had a successful performance, being taken out in the seventh inning after allowing two runs and seven hits, earning five strikeouts along the way. The win moved his record to 2-2, bouncing back from a loss in his previous appearance.

Teams Look To Break Ties In Standings

Now with a 15-12 record, the Tigers are now tied for fourth place in the KBO with the Kiwoom Heroes.

The Tigers will head to Seoul, Korea, next, facing the second place Doosan Bears. Being one-and-a-half games behind the defending KBO Champions, the series presents a chance for the Tigers to move up the standings.

Heading back home, the Giants will start a three-game series against the KT Wiz. The teams are currently tied for seventh in the KBO, both having a record of 11-15. In their meeting this season, the Giants swept the Wiz three-games-to-none on opening week.

KBO games on Friday are scheduled to start at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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After losing the first two games in the series, it was one-way traffic for the LG Twins, who defeated the Samsung Lions 11-0 on Thursday.

After a 7-3 win, the Kiwoom Heroes achieved a sweep over the Hanhwa Eagles.

A loss and a close win earlier in the series were surprisingly close results for the top-ranked NC Dinos to have against the SK Wyverns. The final game of the series told a different story, however, with the Dinos winning 10-0.

A high-scoring evening saw the Doosan Bears pick up a 14-8 win over the KT Wiz.

Tigers Win Home Run Battle Against Giants

In the most grand of battles possible in baseball, the Kia Tigers exchanged home runs with the Lotte Giants, prevailing in the end with a score of 7-3. The win came at the home park for the Tigers, the Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, Korea.

Tigers Get Last Laugh In Home Run Derby

It took one pitch for the Tigers to get ahead, with the first pitch from starter Park Se-woong being drilled by Kim Ho-ryeong for a home run.

The game went back to even in the fifth, with Giants player Kim Joon-tae hitting a ball past the right-field wall.

The home run battle carried into the sixth inning, with Giants first-baseman Lee Dae-ho hitting a solo shot that put them ahead 2-1.

Making the biggest splash of them all was a three-run home run shot by Yoo Min-sang in the bottom of the sixth, putting the Tigers in the lead again with a score of 4-2.

Insurance runs came in the seventh inning, with hits from Yoo Min-sang and Han Seung-taek bringing in runs. The Giants brought in three different pitchers in the inning in an attempt to finish the frame.

Kim Dae-woo played the eighth for the Giants, earning three outs with only eight pitches.

Starters Handed Loss and Win Respectively After Six

Both starting pitchers left the game after the sixth inning. Tigers pitcher, Im Ki-young, was given the win for the game, allowing two runs and seven hits in his appearance.

Getting his fourth loss of the year, Park Se-woong moved to 0-4 in four appearances, giving up four runs and nine hits.

A joint pitching performance from Tigers relievers Park Joon-pyo, Jeon Sang-hyun and Hong Sang-sam in the later innings kept the Giants hitless.

Tigers Remain Perfect Against Giants

The Tigers continue to be the biggest challenge for the Giants this season, failing to earn a win in now four games against them. Two more games will be played in this series, with the next one starting at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT) on Wednesday.

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The Samsung Lions got a quick jump on the LG Twins in the first inning, getting two runs. After that, no more scoring happened, as the teams garnered only 11 hits altogether.

A rough four innings from NC Dinos starter Lee Jae-hak did enough to secure the SK Wyverns a 8-2 win. Being their fifth win in a row, the Wyverns could move up from their ninth place spot in the KBO if they continue their winning pattern this week.

Giving star pitcher Odrisaimer Despaigne his first loss of the season, 2019 KBO Champions Doosan Bears started their week with an 11-8 win against the KT Wiz.

The Hanhwa Eagles struggled immesely agains the Kiwoom Heroes, losing a 15-3 game. The team struggled to find it’s footing in pitching, with five of their six pitchers giving up at least one run.

 

Another Lopsided Win Leads Tigers To Sweep Against Giants

Another dominant performance from the Kia Tigers allowed them to beat the Lotte Giants 6-1 on Thursday. The win gave the Tigers the sweep at their home ballpark, the Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, Korea.

After escaping first-inning troubles, Tigers starter Im Ki-young pitched eight innings in total, allowing only five hits. In final inning saw closer Jeon Sang-hyun finish the game for the team.

Giants Strike First, But Never Again

The Giants got an early jump on the Tigers, scoring the sole run they earned in the entire game. A hit from Lee Dae-ho allowed Son Ah-seop to come in from home.

After that, however, it was all Tigers.

Tigers Get Ahead

A rally of hits in the fourth inning pushed the Tigers to a 4-1 lead. First, a ground ball from Choi Won-joon brought Choi Hyun-woo home, who advanced previously in the at-bat from a wild pitch.

The next batter, Hwang Dae-in, earned his third RBI of the year after a single into center allowed Na Ji-wan to score. A hit from Park Chan-ho brought in two more runners, ending off the scoring for the inning.

An inning later, Dae-in got yet another RBI, driving Won-joon home to make the game 5-1.

After Giants reliever Kim Dae-woo threw a wild pitch in the seventh inning, Kim Su-bin was able to come home and score, making the game 6-1.

Tigers Take Fifth Place From Giants

The win allowed the Tigers to take fifth place in the KBO standings from the Giants. Tomorrow, the Tigers hit the road for a three-game series against the SK Wyverns, looking to build off of their four-game winning streak.

The Giants will head back to their home ballpark in Busan, Korea tomorrow, starting a three-game series against the Kiwoom Heroes. Friday’s game starts at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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Two runs in the first inning were all that was needed to give the LG Twins a 2-0 win against the Samsung Lions.

A strong seven-run inning early in the game allowed the Hanhwa Eagles to defeat the KT Wiz 9-4.

Bouncing back from their second loss of the season, the NC Dinos defeated the Doosan Bears 12-6. A late nine-run rally in the ninth inning is what lead them to the win.

Going into extra innings to find a winner, the Kiwoom Heroes beat the SK Wyverns 9-8.

Tigers Limit Giants To Three Hits In Shutout Win

Holding the Lotte Giants to only three hits, the Kia Tigers picked up a shutout 6-0 win on Wednesday. The win, which came at their home ballpark Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, Korea, made it their second win in the series.

Along with the strong defence was an early start from the Tigers, earning five runs over three innings.

Early Runs For Tigers

Runs came early for the Tigers, who got ahead in the first after a home run was hit into center by Choi Hyung-woo, bringing home Preston Tucker as well, as he was walked in the play before.

An inning later, a hit from Park Chan-ho brought in a third run for the Tigers. The play gave Chan-ho his first RBI of the season.

Bringing in two more runs, a perfectly hit ball into the left-center gap by Na Ji-wan brought home two runners to make the game 5-0.

Giants starting pitcher Dan Straily was taken out of play after the fifth inning. Now with a 1-2 record in the season, Straily finished the game after allowing six hits and five runs.

Against the first of two relievers the Giants would bring in, Song Seung-jun, catcher Han Seung-taek hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

Strong Defence From Tigers

The Tigers displayed strong defence throughout the game. A triple-play was pulled off in the fifth inning, the first one to be recorded in the 2020 KBO season.

In his third start for the Tigers, Drew Gagnon got his first win of the season, making his record 1-2. He pitched six innings, allowing only two hits. The three following pitchers held the Giants to only one hit.

Tigers Look For Sweep

After Wednesday, The Giants place fifth in the KBO with a 7-6 record. Right below them is the Tigers, who have a 7-7 record. A win tomorrow for the Tigers would move them into the upper half of the standings.

The Tigers will look for their third-straight win against the Giants tomorrow, wrapping up the first series of the third week of play. The Thursday game starts at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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Getting their first win in five games, the Samsung Lions beat the LG Twins 3-1 in a real pitcher’s game.

Going into the 11th inning to find a winner, a hit from Park Se-hyuk drove in the game-winning run for the Doosan Bears, who defeated the NC Dinos 2-1. The win snapped a seven-game winning streak that the Dinos had, which has put them atop the KBO standings.

Scoring consistently almost inning after inning, the KT Wiz picked up their second win against the Hanhwa Eagles, this time with a final score of 8-1.

Ending their 10-game losing streak, the SK Wyverns earned a 5-3 win against the hosting Kiwoom Heroes. 

Strong Start Leads Tigers To Win At Home Over Giants

A rough start from Lotte Giants pitcher Seo Jun-won allowed the Kia Tigers to bring home seven runs over four innings, winning with a final score of 9-2.

Jun-won was pulled after the fourth, giving up 11 hits, finishing the game with an ERA of 15.75. Being handed the loss, his record for this season is now at 1-1. In 2019, his debut season for the Giants, Jun-won finished the season with a 4-11 record over 33 appearances.

Scoring Begins Early For Tigers

The Tigers got to work early, with a home run from Na Ji-wan putting the team up by three in the first inning.

Another home run came an inning later, with Tigers first baseman Hwang Dae-in crushing a ball past left field. Kim Sun-bin batted in another run in the inning, getting a single off of an infield hit while Hwang Yoon-ho scored.

The lead got extended even more in the fourth inning, starting with a solo home run from Han Seung-taek, making the lead 6-0. A hit from Kim Sun-bin brought Park Chan-ho home later in the inning.

Two Little, Too Late For Giants

Down by seven runs, the Giants finally got on the board in the fifth inning. A hit from Jung Bo-geun allowed Han Dong-hee to get home.

In the final inning that Tigers starter Lee Min-woo pitched, a fly ball fron An Chi-hong gave Son Ah-seop the chance to score, making the game 7-2.

Min-woo finished the game after allowing four hits and getting six strikeouts.

Final Runs For Tigers

The Tigers got two more runs in with their final batting appearance of the game. In the eighth inning, Ko Hyo-jung hit a batter with a pitch, forcing a run home due to the loaded bases. In the next play, a fly ball hit by Choi Won-joon brought Preston Tucker home.

Closing the show, Tigers pitcher Moon Kyung-chan struck out three-straight Giants batters in the ninth inning.

Tigers Look To Win Two More At Home

Shin Bon-gi was back in the lineup for the Giants in this game after missing a couple outings last week. With Bon-gi being cycled back in, Heo Il was taken out of the lineup.

With a 7-5 record, the Giants are currently tied for fourth with the Doosan Bears. The Tigers sit in sixth with a 6-7 record. The second game of the three game series is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT) on Wednesday.

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Early hot bats from the LG Twins allowed them to cruise to a 10-6 victory against the Samsung Lions. 

While the Hanhwa Eagles were able to heat up near the end of their game, including a nine-run inning, they could not catch up to the lead the KT Wiz held, winning the game 13-11.

Despite replacing their starter early, the Kiwoom Heroes were able to defeat the SK Wyverns 11-6. With the loss, the Wyverns extend their losing streak to 10 games.

Weathering a late storm from the Doosan Bears, the NC Dinos were able to win 5-4. At the top of the KBO standings, the Dinos are on a seven-game winning streak.