Dinos Dominate Giants For Second-Straight Game

The NC Dinos took another blowout victory over the Lotte Giants on Thursday, defeating the team 11-4. The game, hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea, saw the Dinos get up by 10 runs before the Giants scored.

The top-ranked Dinos scored 10 runs in the first four innings of play. The first four runs came in the opening frame against starting pitcher Lee Seung-heon. Hits from No Jin-hyuk, Kang Jin-sung and Ji Suk-hoon all scored runs in the inning.

Lee was pulled an inning later. The short appearance was enough to give Lee the loss for the game, making his 2020 record 3-2.

The scoring picked back up in the third inning for the Dinos. The team put down three more runs in the inning. The scoring started with a two-run home run from Yang Eui-ji which made the score 6-0. Later in the inning, a hit from Kim Chan-hyung scored another run.

The lead moved into double digits an inning later after Na Sung-bum hit a home run and hits from Aaron Altherr and Kang Jin-sung scored runs.

Dinos pitcher Drew Rucinski was taken out of play after five innings. Leaving the Giants scoreless in his appearance, Rucinski was given his 19th win of the season.

The final run from the Dinos came in the eighth, as No Jin-hyuk drove home a runner with a hit.

Giants Score Runs Late

The Giants started to score late in the game, putting runs down against reliever Ryu Jin-wook in the seventh inning. Han Dong-hee scored the first run for the team with a solo home run.

A sacrifice fly ball later in the inning from Son Ah-seop scored another runner.

Two errors allowed runs to score against the Dinos in the eighth inning.

Giants To Finish Season on Friday

The Giants will finish their 2020 season on Friday with a game against the Kia Tigers. The first pitch for that game, as well as the others scheduled for Friday, is set for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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The KT Wiz won a nearly one-sided performance on Thursday, defeating the Hanhwa Eagles 12-1.

After putting down five runs in the opening inning, the Doosan Bears cruised to a 9-2 win over the Kia Tigers.

Top-Ranked Dinos Score Six Runs Against Choi To Hand Giants Loss

The NC Dinos handed the Lotte Giants a decisive loss on Wednesday, finishing the game with a 7-1 score to kick off a two-game series. The game was hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The Dinos gained a three-run lead early in the game against starting pitcher Choi Young-hwan. The first run was a hit in the first inning by Na Sung-bum, allowing a runner to get home.

In the third inning, a three-run home run from Yang Eui-ji gave the team a 3-0 lead.

While Choi was pulled in the fourth inning, the three runs scored in the frame were scored against him as he loaded up the bases before his departure. The inning culminated with a hit from Yang which allowed the loaded bases to reach home for the Dinos.

The game was only the sixth appearance of the year for Choi, who had only appeared as a reliever previously. Being handed the loss for his start, Choi has a 0-1 record in 2020.

The Giants scored their sole run in the game in the third, as a solo home run from Dixon Machado was hit against Song Myung-gi. Song pitched five innings in total before being taken out of the game.

The Dinos were able to put down one more run in the sixth inning as a fielding error allowed Kim Chan-hyung to reach home.

The Giants are scheduled to host a second game against the top-ranked Dinos on Thursday, with first pitch scheduled to 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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Needing 11 innings to find a winner, a hit from Song Kwang-min in the 11th inning scored a runner and gave the Hanhwa Eagles a win, defeating the LG Twins 7-6.

The Kia Tigers won in walk-off fashion, as a hit from Preston Tucker scored a run in the 10th inning and gave the team a 4-3 win against the KT Wiz.

Giants Evade Sweep With High-Scoring Win Lead By Dan Straily

Bouncing back from two previous losses, the Lotte Giants finished their week with a 9-2 win over the NC Dinos on Sunday. The win completed a three-game series hosted by the Dinos at the Changwon NC Dinos Park in Changwon, South Korea.

The win for the Giants saw them get a short lead mid-way through the game, pouring on more runs late to leave a wider score.

The first run of the game came in the third inning, as a sacrifice fly ball to Lee Dae-ho allowed a runner to get home.

A solo home run from Jung Hoon in the fifth inning gave the team a 2-0 lead.

Straily Records 11 Strikeouts In Winning Performance

The Dinos scored their first run in the sixth, as a hit from Aaron Altherr brought a runner home. The run was the only one allowed by pitcher Dan Straily.

Giants starter Straily had an impressive showing on the mound, recording 11 strikeouts in his six-inning performance. Straily continues to lead the league in strikeouts, having recorded 196 in 2020 so far.

Being given the win for the game, Straily’s 2020 record is now 14-4. He has not lost since August 18th.

Giants Pour-On Scoring Against Dinos

The Giants scored heavily against reliving pitchers from the Dinos. The team put down three more runs in the seventh inning after home runs from Jeon Jun-woo and Lee Dae-ho.

Hits from Son Ah-seop and Jung Hoon in the next inning scored three more runs, making the game 8-1.

Dinos player Park Min-woo hit a solo home run in the eighth against reliever Ko Hyo-jun.

The final run in the game came in the ninth, as Giants player Lee Byung-kyu hit a home run.

Giants To Play Make-Up Games Next Week

The Giants have an odd schedule next week as they make up for cancelled games earlier in the week.

The team will start their week on Tuesday with one game against the Doosan Bears. They will then play three games against the SK Wyverns. The team will finish their week with one game against the Bears and the KT Wiz.

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A grand slam in the sixth inning from Kang Min-ho put the Samsung Lions ahead, eventually leading them to a 5-4 win over the Hanhwa Eagles.

Pitching eight scoreless innings, Yang Hyun-jong helped lead the Kia Tigers to a 4-0 win over the LG Twins.

The KT Wiz took their series two-games-to-one over the SK Wyverns on Sunday after a 7-5 win.

After getting ahead by seven runs in the first four innings, the Doosan Bears cruised to a 8-2 win against the Kiwoom Heroes.

Dinos Make Comeback To Defeat Giants At Home

A 4-3 win for the NC Dinos against the Lotte Giants on Saturday moved the team up two-games-to-none in a three-game series hosted by them. The Dinos made a comeback in the game to defeat the Giants, hosting the game at their ballpark, the Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea.

The game saw both teams hold the lead at one point, although it was the Dinos who got ahead in the fifth inning, getting a lead they could maintain for the rest of the game.

The team tied the game up in the fifth after a wild pitch allowed Yang Eui-ji to get home. The next at-bat saw Aaron Altherr bring home a runner with a hit to give the team a 4-3 lead.

The Dinos had the lead earlier in the game as well, as a two-run home run from Park Min-woo put the team ahead in the first inning.

All runs from the Dinos came against starting pitcher Park Se-woong, who had his record move to a negative 8-9 after the loss.

The win went to Im Chang-min, who pitched an inning after starting pitcher Kim Young-gyu was pulled in the fifth inning.

The Giants were able to come back from a two-run deficit and take a short lead after scoring in the fourth and fifth inning.

The first run came from Lee Dae-ho, who scored a solo home run in the fourth inning.

An inning later, the game was tied after a hit from Kim Joon-tae brought in a runner. A wild pitch during the next at-bat took home a runner to give the team a lead that the Dinos would climb back from later.

Dinos Look For Sweep on Sunday

The Dinos will look to sweep their three-game series against the Giants on Sunday. The first pitch for the game is scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).

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The Samsung Lions took a tie and a win on Saturday in a doubleheader against the Hanhwa Eagles. After tying their afternoon game 4-4, the Lions took the evening match 4-2.

The LG Twins won a high-scoring 11-8 game against the Kia Tigers on Saturday.

Tying up their series, the KT Wiz won a game 6-4 over the SK Wyverns on Saturday.

Byeon Sang-kwon put the Kiwoom Heroes ahead 5-3 in the eighth inning, driving home two runners off of a hit against the Doosan Bears.

Dinos Earn Walk-Off Win To Get Last Laugh In Back-And-Forth Game Against Giants

The NC Dinos won in walk-off fashion on Friday, as a hit from Na Sung-bum took home a runner and gave the team a 6-5 win over the Lotte Giants. The win opened a three-game series hosted by the Dinos at the Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea.

The winning hit was scored against reliever Kim Geon-guk, giving the Giants player his second loss of the season through 29 appearances.

The game-deciding play came an inning after Yang Eui-ji tied the game up for the Dinos with a two-run home run.

Giants and Dinos Take Turns With Lead Throughout Game

There was numerous lead changes throughout the game.

The Giants were the first to take a lead, as solo home runs from Jeon Jun-woo and Kim Joon-tae put the team up 2-0. The runs came against Drew Rucinski, who pitched six innings in total.

The Dinos made a comeback and took the lead later in the game as hits from Na Sung-bum, Kwon Hee-dong and Park Min-woo scored a run each to make the score 3-2.

Giants starter Lee Seung-heon was pulled out of the game after giving up runs in the fifth inning.

Before the Dinos made a game-winning comeback in the eighth and ninth inning, the Giants got ahead with a score of 5-3. After a hit from Lee Dae-ho took home two runners on a bases loaded play, a hit from Lee Byung-kyu scored another runner.

Odds Remain Slim For Giants To Make Playoffs

Another loss for the Giants only further slims their chances of making the playoffs. Currently in seventh place, it is still mathematically possible for the team to make it up to fifth. With 12 more games to play, the team is six games behind the wild card spot.

The Dinos will host two more games against the Giants this weekend. Saturday’s game has a scheduled start time of 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT).

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The LG Twins won a one-sided game on Friday, defeating the Kia Tigers 9-0. The team had a hot start, scoring five runs in the first inning.

The Kiwoom Heroes took the lead in the seventh inning, putting down six runs to give them a 7-4 lead against the Doosan Bears.

While the KT Wiz evaded a shutout loss by scoring one run in the ninth inning, the team dropped a 7-1 game to the SK Wyverns.

Lead by a seven-inning stint from David Buchanan, the Samsung Lions defeated the Hanhwa Eagles 6-2.

Dinos Win Doubleheader of Games Against Giants

The NC Dinos won two games over the Lotte Giants on Sunday, finishing their weekend series against the team up two-games-to-one. The Dinos won an afternoon game with a score of 7-2, later on winning their evening matchup with a similar score of 6-2.

The games took place at the home ballpark for the Giants, the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

Lee Seung-heon Returns In Afternoon Game

The afternoon game was the return of Giants pitcher Lee Seung-heon after numerous months out of action. Lee was part of the Giants starting rotation earlier in the season, although he was removed after taking a line drive to the head in mid-May, causing a “slight forehead fracture.”

Lee was pulled in the fifth inning after giving up four runs. Due to putting other runners on base, six runs were scored against Lee by the end of the game.

The Dinos got on the board in the third inning, as a wild pitch allowed both Kwon Hee-dong and Aaron Altherr to get home.

The scoring picked back up in the fifth, as the Dinos put down five more runs. The scoring started with a triple from Park Min-woo which took two runners home.

After intentionally walking a batter, Giants starter Lee was taken out of play. Oh Hyun-taek took the mound for the Giants, finishing the inning.

Before the inning concluded, hits from Kang Jin-sung and Park Suk-min took home three more runners, making the score 7-0.

The first run for the Giants came due to a collision at first base. While catching a ground ball, Dinos first baseman Kang Jin-sung collided with Kim Jae-yoo, who was running to the base. Both players remained in the game following the incident. While it happened, Giants player An Chi-hong came around from second base to home to make the game 7-1.

The second run for the Giants came in the closing moments of the game, as Kim scored a solo home run over closer Bae Min-seo.

Dinos player Mike Wright was given his 10th win of the season for his start on the mound. Having played six innings, Wright allowed six hits and three walks while earning seven strikeouts.

Dinos Win Evening Game With Lineup of Relievers

The Dinos had a lineup of relieving pitchers sharing the nine innings of play for the evening game. Park Jin-woo had the longest stint of the eight pitchers, playing the first two-and-one-third innings of the game.

Park allowed two runs in his appearance, as hits from Son Ah-seop and Jeon Jun-woo both drove home runs in the third inning. The runs put the Giants ahead by two.

The Dinos started to score in the fourth inning, with Yang Eui-ji scoring a solo home run. The team tied up the game at 2-2 in the fifth inning when a sacrifice fly from Park Min-woo took Kim Hyung-joon home.

A strong sixth inning gave the team a lead that the Giants weren’t able to come back from. First was a hit from Lee Myung-hi that scored a run. While Ko Hyo-jun was on the mound, the play was scored against Noh Kyung-eun, who allowed the runner.

Park Min-woo scored two more runs with a hit later in the inning, making the game 5-2.

Before the game finished, Yang Eui-ji scored the final run for the Dinos, hitting a solo home run against Giants closer Kim Won-joong.

Allowing the first three runs of the game, Noh was handed a loss. His 2020 record is now 4-7 through 19 appearances. His last win was back in early August over the Kia Tigers.

The fifth pitcher to appear in the game for the Dinos, Im Chang-min, was given the win for the game. He allowed one walk and three hits through his inning-and-one-third of play. The save went to Won Jong-hyun, who pitched the final inning of the game.

Previewing The Upcoming Week For The Giants

The next week of games will see the Giants face two teams that they have been successful against, playing the KT Wiz and Hanhwa Eagles in a two-game series each.

The week will finish with a two-game series against the Kia Tigers, a team that has won nine of the 13 appearances they’ve had against the Giants this season.

The first pitch for Tuesday’s game between the Wiz and Giants is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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The KT Wiz broke into the double digits of the score on Sunday, defeating the SK Wyverns 10-2. The victory was the 11th the Wiz have earned against the Wyverns in 2020 through 13 games. The win moved the Wiz up to third in the KBO.

Scoring in almost every inning, the Samsung Lions won 14-6 over the Kiwoom Heroes on Sunday.

Numerous scoring plays in the seventh inning allowed the Hanhwa Eagles to get ahead in a tie game and eventually defeat the Kia Tigers 11-3.

Mounting a comeback in the final two innings of the game, the Doosan Bears scored four runs to defeat the LG Twins 6-5. The team won in walk-off fashion after a hit from Park Se-hyuk in the ninth inning scored the deciding run.

Giants Fall Short of Shutout Victory, Defeating Dinos By Four Runs

A near-shutout performance from the Lotte Giants saw the team defeat the top-ranked NC Dinos 5-1 on Saturday. The game was the first of a three-game series at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

Park Has Strongest Outing of 2020

The win was lead by Giants starter Park Se-woong, who held the Dinos scoreless in his outing.

Park had a successful game, allowing only five hits through the seven innings he played. The win for Park evened his 2020 record at 7-7. The game was only his second of the year that kept a team scoreless, with the other being a five-inning performance against the Doosan Bears last July.

Giants Put Down Five To Win Against Starter Song

The Giants had a few scoring plays in the game that put them ahead.

The first run for the Giants came in the third inning, as a hit from Han Dong-hee took home a runner.

The Giants extended their score in the fifth inning after two-run home runs from both Jeon Jun-woo and Lee Byung-kyu. Dinos starting pitcher Song Myung-gi was pulled after the second home run.

Being given the loss for the game, Song’s 2020 record is now 3-3. Song’s four-and-two-thirds stint saw him allow seven hits and five walks while earning four strikeouts. Previously playing as a reliever, Song made his first start of the season in mid-August.

Dinos Score One Late

Preventing a shutout loss, Dinos player Yang Eui-ji hit a solo home run in the ninth inning. The home run came against Kim Geon-guk, who earned the first two outs of the ninth inning. Closer Kim Won-joong came in for the final out, earning him his 18th save of the season.

Giants and Dinos To Play Doubleheader on Sunday

The Giants and Dinos will finish their week with a doubleheader on Sunday. The afternoon game has a scheduled first pitch for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT), with the follow-up game scheduled for 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT).

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Keeping the Hanhwa Eagles scoreless, the Kia Tigers won 8-0 on Saturday. The defensive front from the Tigers saw starter Aaron Brooks pitch seven scoreless innings.

While the KT Wiz tacked onto their minimal lead late, it wasn’t necessary as the team took a shutout 5-0 win over the SK Wyverns.

Attempting to battle back late with four runs in the final two innings, the Samsung Lions fell short, losing 8-7 to the Kiwoom Heroes.

A high-scoring game saw the LG Twins defeat the Doosan Bears 9-6. The loss saw the Bears, a previous challenger for first in the league, drop down to sixth place.

10th Inning Hit From Kim Joon-tae Earns Giants Victory Against Dinos

While the NC Dinos were able to battle back from a deficit late on Wednesday, the Lotte Giants were able to win 7-5 after a three-run hit from Kim Joon-tae in the 10th inning.

The win tied up a two-game series between the teams that was hosted at the home ballpark for the Dinos, the Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea.

The Giants picked up a lead early, putting down four runs in the opening innings. The runs gave the team a lead that they held onto until the ninth inning, where the Dinos were able to tie up the game and force extra innings.

Giants Score Four In The First

After the bases were loaded by starting pitcher Mike Wright, Giants player Lee Dae-ho drove home two runners off of a hit.

A ground ball from Dixon Machado and a hit from An Chi-hong later in the inning both scored runs, making the game 4-0 for the Busan squad.

Dinos Start Scoring

The Dinos started to answer back in the fifth, as a solo home run from Na Sung-bum shortened the Giants lead to three runs.

The fifth was the final inning for Giants starter Noh Kyung-eun. Although the five-inning appearance was not a win for Noh, it was a good rebound following two consecutive losses that saw him give up numerous runs.

The Dinos picked up their second run in the eighth inning, as a hit from No Jin-hyuk drove home a runner. The run came against reliever Koo Seung-min.

Game Gets Tied Late

The Dinos were able to string together runs late in the game to stay alive.

Controversy emerged early in the bottom of the ninth inning, as a call at second base against runner Park Min-woo had to be reviewed. Although some camera angles indicated there were points when Park was off the base while shortstop Machado tagged him, the umpires ruled Park as safe on the play. The Giants, who challenged the initial call, protested it for a short period of time afterwards as well.

The large amount of attention devoted to second base overshadowed the fact that it was also a scoring play that took a runner home, moving the game to 4-3.

Later in the inning a hit from Yang Eui-ji scored a run, tying the game up at 4-4.

10th Inning Pitcher Won Given Loss

The deciding runs batted in by Kim in the 10th upped his 2020 tally of runs to 28. The play took home three runners, two of which were walked.

The loss for the game was given to reliever Won Jong-hyun, who allowed the three runs in the 10th inning. He had played the full ninth inning before entering in extra innings.

The loss, his fourth of the year, makes his 2020 record a negative 3-4.

Kim Stays Through 10th For Win

Despite allowing runs in the ninth inning, Giants closer Kim Won-joong returned in the 10th to finish the game. While he did finish the game, he allowed another run off of a ground ball from Kwon Hee-dong. Kim earned his fourth win of the season for his two-inning outing.

A Return To Busan To Face Lions

Having finished their two games against the Dinos, the Giants will now head back home for a two-game series against the Samsung Lions. The team currently has a 50-48-1 record and sits seventh in the KBO, three games behind the sixth-place Kia Tigers.

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The Hanhwa Eagles earned a win and a tie on Wednesday in a two-game series against the Samsung Lions. After tying their afternoon game 4-4, the Eagles won a shutout 7-0 evening matchup.

A high-scoring win for the Kiwoom Heroes saw them defeat the SK Wyverns 13-4.

Giving the KT Wiz a lead in the 11th inning, Mel Rojas Jr. hit a two-run home run to put the team up 4-2 over the Doosan Bears. The Wiz were able to hold onto their lead to get the win.

A game between the LG Twins and the hosting Kia Tigers was rained out.

Dinos End Losing Streak With Blowout Victory Over Giants

The NC Dinos picked up a blowout victory on Tuesday, defeating the Lotte Giants 14-2 in an effort that saw the team pick up 10 runs in the first inning. The win, which came at the home ballpark for the Dinos, the Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea, broke a losing streak for the currently top-ranked KBO team.

Dinos Put Down 10 Runs

The game went out of reach for the Giants quickly after a disastrous first inning.

The first inning saw Song Seung-jun face six batters before being taken out of play. He allowed three runs in his stint after hits from Lee Myun-gi and Park Suk-min both earned runs.

Kim Dae-woo came in next, allowing six more runs after hits from No Jin-hyuk, Kwon Hee-dong, Park Min-woo, Na Sung-num and Yang Eu-ji all earned RBIs. The first in the rally against Kim, a two-run hit from No, was scored against the first pitcher, Song.

The short yet damaging stunt from Song gave him the loss for the game. Being played as a starter for the first time in 2020, Song was given a loss to even his 2020 record at 2-2.

Four More For The Dinos

Another rally for the Dinos came in the third inning, allowing the team to rack up 14 runs in total. Na and Yang, tho batters who scored in the first inning, both scored runs in a rally that also saw hits from Park Suk-min and Kang Jin-sung drive home runners.

The four runs were scored against Jang Won-sam, a pitcher who had the longest stint out of all Giants on Tuesday, playing through the second to fourth innings.

Giants Show Life, Just Not Enough

The sole scoring from the Giants came in the fourth when the team put down two runs. The team was able to score runs off of hits from Lee Dae-ho and Lee Byung-kyu.

The runs came against starter Song Myung-gi, who played another full inning before being taken out of the game. Only playing as a starter for the fourth time in 2020, Song was given a win for the game, making his 2020 record 3-1.

Dinos Look To Retain First

After a previous week that saw them pick up numerous losses, the Dinos now sit only one-and-a-half games ahead of the second-place Kiwoom Heroes.

The Dinos are set to host the Giants again on Wednesday, with the first pitch set for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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A 8-0 shutout win for the Doosan Bears against the KT Wiz was lead by starting pitcher Raul Alcantara, who pitched six innings for the team.

Tied 2-2, the Hanhwa Eagles took a two-run lead over the Samsung Lions in the 10th inning after a hit from Noh Si-hwan scored two runs.

After trailing since the first inning, the Kia Tigers took a 3-2 lead over the LG Twins due to a hit from Preston Tucker in the seventh that drove home two runs.

Climbing back in a high-scoring game, the Kiwoom Heroes scored five runs in the eighth inning to defeat the SK Wyverns 16-15.

Dinos Break Six-Game Winning Streak of Giants, Scoring Against Returning Sampson

The NC Dinos picked up a 9-2 win over the Lotte Giants on Thursday, ending the six-game winning streak that the Giants had carried throughout the month of August. The win was the last of the two-game series hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

Sampson Has Rough Return

The game saw Giants starter Adrian Sampson have a rough return to the mound, being taken out in the second inning after giving up six runs. Sampson’s previous game was on July 21st, where he was abruptly pulled in the fourth inning after landing awkwardly on his left leg.

The game, which was his seventh loss of the season, moved his ERA up to 7.20, the highest in the KBO for any pitcher who has pitched 50 or more innings.

Dinos Get Ahead By Six Early

Three separate hits scored the Dinos runs in the first inning. Yang Eui-ji, Park Suk-min and No Jin-hyuk all got an RBI each from hits that drove home runs.

Before being pulled in the second inning, Sampson gave up a three-run home run to Na Sung-bum that moved the score to 6-0.

The Giants got on the board in the fourth inning, as a hit from Min Byung-hun scored two runs. The team did not score any more runs in the game.

The Dinos tacked on extra runs later in the game although in retrospect they were not needed. In an inning that could have been much worse for the Giants, only one run scored in the sixth inning. With bases loaded, runner Ji Suk-hoon got home as the Giants infield got a double play. The team attemped a triple play, although Aaron Altherr was safe at first base.

The play came against reliever Lee In-bok, although the run was scored against Jang Won-sam, as he was in the inning for the batters before.

The two final runs of the game came in the eighth inning, as Yang Eui-ji scored two more RBIs off of a hit against Han Seung-hyuk.

Shin Gets First KBO Win

21-year-old Dinos pitcher Shin Min-hyuk had his first career KBO start in the game, pitching seven innings for the win. The rookie’s two previous KBO appearances were shorter, playing less than three innings in each.

Giants Remain In Sixth Ahead of Series Versus Heroes

The Giants continue to sit in a volatile spot in the KBO standings that could up or down due to one day of play. The team sits sixth with a 39-36-1 record, just barely above the 40-37-1 KT Wiz who trail.

The Giants will play the second half of their week against the Kiwoom Heroes, with the first game starting on Friday at 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT).

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Getting ahead in the first half of the game with three runs, the LG Twins held on for a 4-2 win over the Kia Tigers.

Getting his second win of the year, Jake Brigham pitched six innings for the Kiwoom Heroes, who defeated the Hanhwa Eagles 6-3.

Early runs from the Samsung Lions including a two-run home run from Koo Ja-wook helped the team win 3-2 over the Doosan Bears.

A high-scoring game saw the SK Wyverns score eight runs in the first two innings. The team held onto their lead for the rest of the game, defeating the KT Wiz 10-6.