Twins Take Win Against Giants, Evade Three-Game Sweep

The LG Twins took a game over the Lotte Giants on Thursday, defeating the team 6-2. The win saw the Twins bounce back from two previous losses to the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The Twins gained a one-run lead in the fourth inning, putting down runs later in the game to put the team ahead enough to secure a victory.

Twins Gain Four-Run Lead

The Giants scored the first run of the game, as a hit from Jeon Jun-woo took home a runner early.

The Twins answered back in the third inning, with a ground ball from Oh Ji-hwan giving Yoo Kang-nam the chance to reach home.

A solo home run from Chae Eun-sung in the next inning put the Twins ahead by a run.

The biggest inning for the Twins was the seventh, where the team scored three runs. The first of three runs was scored by pinch hitter Park Yong-taik.

After that, a hit from Hong Chang-gi scored two more runners. While the hit from Hong happened with Kim Dae-woo on the mound, all three runs were scored against reliever Seo Jun-won.

Starters Given Decision

Giants starter Noh Kyung-eun was given the loss for the game, allowing two runs in his six-inning stint. Noh now has a 5-9 record in the 2020 season.

On the flipside, Twins starter Jung Chan-heon earned his seventh victory of the season. Pitching for six frames as well, Jung allowed only one run. Closer Ko Woo-seok was given his 17th save of the season for his performance.

Both Teams Score A Run Late

A run came late in the game for both teams. The Giants scored their second run of the game in the eighth inning off of a hit from Jung Hoon.

A ground ball in the ninth from Hong Chang-gi took home a runner for the Twins.

Giants Head To Dinos Home Park For Weekend Series

The Giants will hit the road for their trio of weekend games, being hosted to a series by the NC Dinos starting on Friday. Tomorrow’s first pitch has a start time of 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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The Doosan Bears had a high-scoring victory on Thursday, defeating the Hanhwa Eagles 16-3 to sweep their series at home.

A hit in the ninth inning from Na Ji-wan was the deciding factor for the Kia Tigers, who defeated the NC Dinos 12-11.

The Kiwoom Heroes won a shutout 3-0 game over the KT Wiz on Thursday, with a lineup of six relieving pitchers helping the team leave the Wiz scoreless.

Bouncing back from a loss on the previous day, the SK Wyverns defeated the Samsung Lions 10-3.

Shutout Victory Over Twins Moves Giants Up To Sixth

The Lotte Giants took their second game of the week over the LG Twins on Wednesday, defeating the team with a score of 3-0. The victory was the second of three games hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The win moved the Giants up to sixth in the KBO, surpassing the Kia Tigers. However, the team still sits five games behind the wild card spot, which is currently held by the Kiwoom Heroes.

Giants Get Ahead By Three To Win

The low-scoring game saw the Giants score in the fifth and seventh inning of the game.

The first run and deciding run of the game came in the fifth, as Dixon Machado batted home a runner with a hit. The run came against Lim Chan-gyu, who played another inning before being taken out of play.

Lim was given the loss for the game, making his 2020 record an even 9-9 through 25 games.

The two other runs came in the seventh. First came from a hit from Oh Yoon-suk, with the next being scored off of a sacrifice fly ball from Jeon Jun-woo.

Sampson Given Win After Scoreless Six Innings

Giants starter Adrian Sampson had a drama-free stint on the mound, pitching six innings while not allowing any runs. Being given the win for the game, Sampson’s 2020 record is now 8-10 through 22 appearances.

Continuing his consistent season, Giants closer Kim Won-joong was given the save for a ninth-inning performance which saw him earn two strikeouts.

Giants Look For Sweet Against Twins

Looking to sweep their three-game series at home, the Giants will host the LG Twins on Thursday. The first pitch for Thursday’s games is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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A hit from Kim Jae-ho scored a runner, earning the Doosan Bears a 2-1 victory over the Hanhwa Eagles.

The NC Dinos bounced back from an upset loss from the other day, defeating the Kia Tigers 8-3.

A solo home run from Kim Dong-yeop in the eighth inning allowed the Samsung Lions to reclaim their lead and win over the SK Wyverns 2-1.

The Kiwoom Heroes bounced back from a loss in the previous game, defeating the KT Wiz 5-3.

Giants Put Down 15 Runs Early To Defeat Twins

Gaining a 15-run lead to start, the Lotte Giants went on to defeat the LG Twins 17-2 on Tuesday. The game opened up a three-game series hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The Giants were able to put down 15 runs, 13 of which came against the Twins’ starting pitcher, in the first three innings to take a large lead that allowed the team to cruise to a victory.

The game also saw the return of a live audience, as a limited crowd was allowed into the stadium and socially distanced. The change marks the second time the KBO has brought back live crowds, the first time being stopped due to a spike of COVID-19 cases within South Korea.

The Giants’ 15-Run Lead

The first run was the largest one for the Giants, putting down eight runs in the frame.

The scoring started as a ground ball from Jeon Jun-woo allowed a runner to get home. After that, a hit from Han Dong-hee took home two more runners.

With the bases loaded a third run was forced home after Dixon Machado was hit by a pitch.

Doubling his team’s lead in the first inning, Oh Yoon-suk hit a grand slam to give the team an 8-0 lead.

Jung Bo-geun scored two more runs for the team in the second inning with a hit that drove home runners.

Ryu Won-suk was pulled in the third inning after allowing three more batters on base. Being responsible for 13 runs in total, Ryu was given the loss for the game.

Sacrifice fly balls from Lee Dae-ho and Lee Byung-kyu scored a run each in the third inning. Han, who brought in two runs previously, hit a three-run home run to make the game 15-0.

Straily Only Allows Two Runs In Winning Performance

The Twins scored their sole runs in the fifth inning, as Lee Hyung-jong hit a two-run home run. The runs came against Giants starter Dan Straily, who pitched six innings before being taken out of the game.

The stint from Straily earned him his 13th win of the season, moving his record to 13-4. Straily pitched seven strikeouts in the game, making his 2020 total a league-leading 185 through 29 games.

The Giants put down two more runs later in the game, with hits from An Chi-hong and Shin Bon-gi each taking runners home.

Giants To Host Twins For Two More Games

The Giants are scheduled to host the Twins to two more games this week. Wednesday’s game has a scheduled start time of 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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Lead by starting pitcher Raul Alcantara, the Doosan Bears cruised to a 5-0 win over the Hanhwa Eagles on Tuesday.

While the NC Dinos looked for a late push in the ninth inning by scoring six runs, the team fell short of taking back the lead, losing 11-9 to the Kia Tigers.

A tied game went the way of the SK Wyverns in the sixth inning after a solo home run from Choi Jeong. The team padded on more runs later to defeat the Samsung Lions 7-3.

Moving up into second in the KBO, the KT Wiz won a 7-3 game against the Kiwoom Heroes.

Giants Score Three Against Twins Starter To Win

The Lotte Giants scored three runs against LG Twins starter Lim Chan-gyu to win 3-2 on Thursday. The game finished a three-game series hosted by the Twins at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.

The series was tied heading into its third game, with the Twins winning the game on Wednesday and the Giants taking the Tuesday match.

Lim Allows Three

Twins starter Lim gave up all three runs to the Giants, giving him his ninth loss of the season. Lim pitched six-and-one-third innings, allowing six hits, three walks and three runs. He has now went 1-1 against the Giants this season.

The Giants took a lead early in the game, as a hit from Lee Dae-ho in the first inning drove home two tuns.

The third run for the team came in the seventh inning, with a hit from Kim Joon-tae bringing in another runner.

Positive Statistics Added To Giants Pitching

The scoring plays from the Twins happened in the third and eighth inning. A hit from Oh Ji-hwan scored a run in the third. The run came against Giants starter Noh Kyung-eun, who was given his sixth win of the season after a six-inning stint.

The win was a long overdue one for Noh, who has last won in a game in early August. Since then Noh had lost four games in nine appearances.

Kim Min-sung took home the other run for the Twins in the eighth.

The save for the game went to Kim Won-joong, making it his 21st of the season.

Giants Head Home To Host Eagles

The Giants will head back home for their weekend series, as the team will host the Hanhwa Eagles for a trio of games. The first of the series is on Friday with the first pitch scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).

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Earning their 11th straight win, the NC Dinos picked up a 10-2 win against the SK Wyverns.

Similar to their win the day before, the Hanhwa Eagles won a blowout 12-4 game over the Doosan Bears.

A hit from Kang Han-wool brought in the deciding run for the Samsung Lions, who won 7-6 against the KT Wiz in the 10th inning.

The Kia Tigers won a low-scoring 3-1 game against the Kiwoom Heroes to sweep their three-game series.

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

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

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

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

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

Teams Tied After Early Runs

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

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

Giants Take Short Lead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Giants Score Seven Against Wilson To Defeat Twins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Twins Respond Late

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

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

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

Clock Ticks Down For Playoff Push

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

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

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

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

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

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

Giants Battle Back For Win Over Hosting Twins

Coming back in the latter half of their game, the Lotte Giants won a game over the LG Twins 5-3 on Friday. The game was the final of a two-game series hosted by the Twins at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.

The Twins gained a short lead in the third and fourth inning, scoring one run in each inning. Runs by the Giants in a trio of innings in the second half of the game gave them the lead, earning the club their fifth win against the Twins this season (overall record between the teams is now 5-5).

Twins Score Over Sampson

The first run for the Twins came in the third inning, where Kim Hyun-soo drove home a runner with a hit. An inning later, the Twins got ahead by another run after a home run from Yang Suk-hwan.

The Giants retaliated in the sixth inning, as a hit from Lee Dae-ho earned a run, making the score 2-1.

The Twins brought the game back to a two-run lead in the fifth inning. After a hit from Hong Chang-gi took a runner home, the stint on the mound for Giants starter Adrian Sampson came to an end.

Giants Tie Up Game, Take Lead

The Giants tied up the game in the seventh inning off of two plays. The first was a hit from pinch hitter Kim Jae-yoo which took Dixon Machado home. Later in the inning, a ground ball from Jung Hoon allowed Kim to get home.

The runs took place with pitcher Jung Woo-young on the mound, although one of them was scored against starter Jung Chan-heon, who was pulled after facing two batters.

The team gained the lead in the eighth inning with a hit from Lee Byung-kyu that took two runners around to the home plate. The first of the two runs were scored against Jung, who pitched in the previous inning as well. Jung was given the loss for the game, making his 2020 record 3-3.

Giants Head Back Home For Three Games Against Dinos

The Giants will head back home for their final three games of the week, hosting a series on Saturday and Sunday against the NC Dinos. The series is set to include a doubleheader on Sunday.

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

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Facing the Kiwoom Heroes for the 13th time this season, the Hanhwa Eagles picked up their third 2020 win against the team. The Eagles won in a shutout 2-0 performance.

Scoring seven runs in the first two innings, the NC Dinos went on to defeat the SK Wyverns 9-5 on Friday.

A walk-off home run from Bae Jeong-dae gave the KT Wiz a 5-4 win against the Doosan Bears in the 11th inning.

A blowout victory saw the Kia Tigers defeat the Samsung Lions 13-5 on Friday.

Tyler Wilson Goes Eight Scoreless Innings In Win For Twins Over Giants

The LG Twins picked up a near shutout victory of 9-1 over the Lotte Giants on Thursday. The victory, lead by starting pitcher Tyler Wilson, saw the team hold the Giants scoreless for eight innings.

The win for the Twins came at their home ballpark, the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.

Twins Get Ahead Against Seo

The Twins gained their lead in the first two innings of the game against starting pitch Seo Jun-won.

Their first run was in the second, as a ground ball from Yoo Kang-nam took a runner home.

The third inning saw the team put down four more runs to their name. After hits from Kim Hyun-soo and Park Young-taik took home a run each, Lee Chun-woong hit a two-run home run to make the game 5-0.

Starters Given Decision

Seo was pulled from the game during the fourth inning. His performance gave him a loss, taking his 2020 record to 7-5.

A drama-free start for Twins pitcher Tyler Wilson earned him his ninth win of the season. Wilson went seven innings, allowing only six hits.

Grand Slam Extends Lead

After earning one RBI in the third inning, Kim returned in the seventh to hit a grand slam home run for the Twins, giving the team a 9-0 lead. The home run came against Jin Myung-ho, who was only responsible for one of the runners getting on base before.

The sole run for the Giants came late, as Han Dong-hee brought Min Byung-hun to home with a hit. The run came against Choi Dong-hwan, who pitched the rest of the game after Wilson’s exit following the seventh inning.

Twins To Host Giants on Friday

The Twins will host the Giants again on Friday, with the game’s first pitch scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT). The teams will see each other frequently in the final five weeks of the KBO season, with six more games scheduled between them in the next four weeks.

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Getting back in the win column, the Kiwoom Heroes picked up a 5-2 victory over the Hanhwa Eagles.

A shutout 3-0 victory for the KT Wiz against the Doosan Bears saw an eight-inning performance from William Cuevas, allowing only six hits in his stint.

A scoreless game was taken by the NC Dinos in the eighth after a hit from Park Min-woo scored a run. The team scored two more runs in the ninth before defeating the SK Wyverns 3-0.

Scoring eight runs against Samsung Lions starter Kim Dae-woo, the Kia Tigers won their Thursday game 12-2.

Giants Win After Scoring 10 Runs Against Twins Pitcher Lee Min-ho

Earning 10 runs in the first two innings, the Lotte Giants held onto their lead to defeat the LG Twins 12-6 on Monday. The make-up game played on a rare Monday was a win for the Giants, who played at their home park, the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

Explosive Start For Giants Against Lee

The Giants put down 10 runs early, all of which came against starting pitcher Lee Min-ho. Earning only four outs in his appearance, Lee was given the loss for his start. The game gave him his highest single-game ERA in 2020, finishing with an inflated 67.50. His 2020 record is now 4-3.

The first run that was brought home came off of a hit from Lee Dae-ho. Two hits later, Dixon Machado took a ball into center field that took home two more runners.

Continuing the rally, hits from Kim Joon-tae, An Chi-hong and Son Ah-seop scored a run each in the first inning.

The second inning was a short one for starter Lee, who allowed four runs before being pulled. After a hit from Han Dong-hee took home a run, a two-run home run from Machado and a solo shot from Lee Byung-kyu took the team into double digits.

Twins Score Their Own

The Twins were able to score a fair amount of runs in the game, although it was never threatening the quickly attained lead that the Giants earned. Their first run came in the top of the second inning, as Yoo Kang-nam drove home a run.

Roberto Ramos was able to put down two more runs an inning later by hitting a two-run home run. Being his 31st of the season, Ramos currently sits second in the 2020 KBO season for most home runs.

Bringing in their fourth run, Oh Ji-hwan drove home a run in the fourth inning to make the game 10-4.

Giants starter Park Se-woong played until the fifth inning before being taken out of play. Park’s performance, a win, moved his 2020 record to 7-6. The game was his first win in 2020 over the Twins through two appearances.

Late Runs From Both Teams

Twins reliever Kim Dae-hyun struggled in the sixth inning, allowing one run overall after facing seven batters.

Jung Hoon left the game in the sixth inning after a pitch hit his left hand. He was down for a minute before heading back to the dugout.

A run was scored in the inning after a walk to Lee Byung-kyu forced a runner home.

Reliever Nam Ho struggled as well, allowing a run in the seventh inning. While Nam was able to finish the inning, he allowed a run off of a hit from Jeon Jun-woo.

The Twins scored runs late in the game against relievers. In the eighth, a hit from Jeong Keun-woo scored a runner against reliever Park Shi-young. Lee In-bok finished the inning and stayed in for the ninth as well.

While Lee finished the ninth, a run was scored in the inning as an error took base runner Kim Yon-yi home.

Giants Head To Changwon For Tuesday

The next week of play for the Giants will begin tomorrow, as the team is scheduled to play a two-game series against the top-ranked NC Dinos. On Thursday, the team will head back home for a two-game series against the Samsung Lions. The team will play a series on Saturday and Sunday against the SK Wyverns to cap off the week.

Error-Heavy Third Inning Allows Twins To Defeat Giants

Early runs scored due to a series of errors helped give the LG Twins a win on Sunday, defeating the hosting Lotte Giants 7-1. The game, which took place at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea, saw the Twins tack onto their lead after getting ahead early.

Starters Get Win and Loss Respectively

Both starting pitchers went six innings each, giving both pitchers a decision in the outing.

The six-inning outing from Adrian Sampson gave him his eighth loss of the season, moving his record to 5-8. Two runs were scored during Sampson’s performance, although neither were scored against him due to errors.

Earning his ninth win of the year, Twins starter Lim Chan-gyu allowed one run and three hits in his stint. Lim, like many of the pitchers in the Tigers’ starting rotation, has continued to put on a consistent season through 2020.

Twins Score Two To Get Ahead

The Twins scored in the third inning, putting down two runs in a rally of plays that brought runners on base. The first run came off of an error from Sampson that allowed Shin Min-jae to come around from second to home.

The errors only continued a mistake-heavy third inning that gave the Twins their lead.

A hit from Oh Ji-hwan in the next play took another runner home later in the inning.

Sole Run For Giants

The Giants scored their sole run in the fifth, as a hit from Jeon Jun-woo drove home Lee Byung-kyu. While a run scored on the play, the second runner to come home, An Chi-hong, was tagged out.

Lead Extended Late By Twins

The Twins tacked onto their previous lead later in the game. Oh, who earned an RBI earlier in the game, hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning against reliever Kim Dae-woo.

Pinch hitter Kim Ho-eun also contributed, batting home two runners in the eighth inning. The scoring came against Oh Hyun-taek.

Before Jang Won-sam was able to finish the game for the Giants, Lee Hyung-jong scored a solo home run.

Rare Monday Game To Be Played

The Giants continue to sit seventh in the KBO with a record of 48-47-1. Their second game against the Twins, which was set to happen today, will take place on Monday with a start time of 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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A strong five-run inning in the fifth gave the Samsung Lions a lead that they could hold onto to defeat the NC Dinos 5-3.

A shutout performance for the SK Wyverns saw them finish their week with a win, defeating the Doosan Bears 10-0.

An explosive seven-run inning from the Kia Tigers won them their game, defeating the Hanhwa Eagles 8-4.

Keeping the lead they gained in the eighth inning, the KT Wiz were able to defeat the Kiwoom Heroes 8-7.