Jeon Hits Walk-Off Run To Give Giants Win Over Wyverns In One-Run Game

The Lotte Giants kicked off their final week of play with a walk-off 1-0 victory over the SK Wvyerns. The sole run of the game from a home run in the ninth inning came from Jeon Jun-woo, earning the Giants the win at their home park, the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The home run from Jeon, his 25th of the season, came against reliever Lee Tae-yang, who was given the loss for the game. Lee had pitched the inning before the home run as well.

Tuesday’s game was the eighth win for the Giants against the Wyverns this season out of 16 meetings.

The win for the game went to Kim Won-joong, who pitched the ninth inning for the Giants. The closer now has a 5-4 record along with 25 saves in 2020.

Leaving the game scoreless for seven innings each, starting pitchers Ricardo Pinto and Noh Kyung-eun both had good appearances on the mound.

Wyverns pitcher Pinto earned six strikeouts in his appearance, only allowing two hits through 106 pitches.

Noh allowed four hits while earning three strikeouts for the Giants.

The Giants will play their next two games against the top-ranked NC Dinos, who have clinched a fast-track to the 2020 Korean Series with a record of 81-54 so far.

The first pitch for Wednesday’s games is 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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Pinch hitter Kim Min-hyeok gave the KT Wiz a final inning lead with a two-run home run, earning the team a 7-6 lead to defeat the Kia Tigers.

Lead by starting pitcher Chris Flexen, the Doosan Bears won a shutout 3-0 game over the Hanhwa Eagles.

The Samsung Lions put on a dominating performance over the NC Dinos to start the week, defeating the team 12-2.

Straily Earns Milestone 200 Strikeouts In Shutout Win Against Wyverns

The Lotte Giants evaded a shutout loss on Friday, defeating the SK Wyverns in a shutout 3-0 game. The game concluded a three-game series hosted by the Wyverns as the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

The victory for the Giants came along with a monumental moment for starting pitcher Dan Straily. Recording nine strikeouts in his six-inning performance, Straily reached the 200 strikeout milestone for the season, a figure only nine other pitchers have attained in league history.

Leaving the Wyverns scoreless for the majority of the game, Straily was given another win, making his 2020 record 15-4. His last loss dates back to mid-August.

The appearance on Friday was likely his last in the season.

Innings pitched by Choi Jun-yong, Koo Seung-min and a performance which earned Kim Won-joong the save for the game left the Wyverns with no runs in the end.

Giants Score Three For Victory

The first two runs for the Giants were scored in the first two innings of play against starting pitcher Lee Geon-wook, who was given the loss for the game.

In the first inning, a hit from Lee Dae-ho drove home Jung Hoon. A hit from Son Ah-seop took in Dixon Machado an inning later.

The final run of the game for the Giants was scored in the ninth inning, as Jeon Jun-woo hit a solo home run against reliever Seo Jin-yong.

Giants To Play Two Weekend Games Against Separate Teams

The Giants will play a one-off against the Doosan Bears on Saturday. After that, the team will finish the week of play with a game against the KT Wiz.

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

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Winning their second-straight game against the Kia Tigers, the LG Twins took an 8-4 victory on Friday.

After getting a five-run lead in the third inning, the Hanhwa Eagles added on to their lead to win 11-6 against the NC Dinos.

The Kiwoom Heroes won their Friday game 6-2 against the Doosan Bears.

Wyverns Score Three Runs To Earn Walk-Off Victory Over Giants

The SK Wyverns won their second game of a three-game series against the Lotte Giants on Thursday after a walk-off 9-8 win in the ninth inning. The win continued a three-game series hosted by the Wyverns at the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

The game-deciding hit came from Lee Jae-won in the ninth inning, who drove home two runs with a hit into center field. The team crept up to the lead earlier in the inning, as a hit from Choi Jeong scored a run as well.

The runs came against Giants closer Kim Won-joong, who was handed a loss for the performance in the ninth inning.

Giants and Wyverns Take Lead Numerous Times Through Earlier Innings

The Giants had a one-run lead early in the game, as a hit in the second inning from Han Dong-hee scored a runner for the team.

The Wyverns took the lead for the first time in the fourth inning, as a two-run home run from Jamie Romak put the team ahead. Adding onto their lead, hits from Oh Tae-gon and Choi Jeong, as well as a ground ball from Ko Jong-wook, scored runs each, making the game 5-1.

An explosive sixth inning from the Giants saw them tie up the game. Against reliever Kim Jung bin, solo home runs from Lee Dae-ho, Lee Byung-kyu and An Chi-hong scored runs. Park Min-ho was able to finish the inning for the team, but not after giving up a home run to Han Dong-hee.

Giants pitcher Lee Seung-heon was pulled in the sixth inning after giving up a walk to Chae Tae-in. The next play scored Chae, putting another run against Lee.

Giants Take Lead Prior To Ninth-Inning Loss

The Giants walked into the final inning with a three-run lead after scoring in the seventh and eighth.

Son Ah-seop kicked off the seventh inning with a solo home run. Later in the inning a fielder’s choice play hit by Lee Byung-kyu scored a run.

Jung Hoon scored the last run for the Giants in the eighth inning, hitting a solo home run.

Wyverns Chase Sweep

The Wyverns will look for a sweep in the series on Friday, playing the Giants at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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A high-scoring win for the KT Wiz saw them have two-innings where they scored eight runs in each. The team defeated the Doosan Bears 17-5 to clinch their first playoff berth in franchise history.

Another high-scoring matchup saw the Kia Tigers defeat the Hanhwa Eagles 10-4.

Wyverns Score Nine Runs Against Noh To Defeat Giants

The SK Wyverns took the first of a three game series against the Lotte Giants on Wednesday, defeating the team with an 11-3 score. The ballgame was hosted by the Wyverns at their home park, the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

Noh Allows Nine Runs

The game saw the team put down a large number of runs early, scoring a total of nine runs against starter Noh Kyung-eun.

The Wyverns took the lead after a first inning which saw both teams score. After a hit from Lee Dae-ho scored a run for the Giants, a three-run home run from Choi Jeong put the home team up 3-1.

The Wyverns extended their lead in the next inning, as a ground ball from Park Sung-han and a hit from Ko Jong-wook scored a run each.

Son Ah-seop contributed the second run for the Giants in the fifth inning, hitting a solo home run.

The scoring contunued for the Wyverns in the fifth. After a double from Lee Jae-won allowed two runners to get home, another two scored off of a hit from Kim Sung-hyun.

Giants starting pitcher Noh Kyung-eun was pulled after allowing the first two runs in the fifth inning. Being given the loss after nine runs were recorded against him, Noh’s 2020 record is now 5-10.

Late Runs From Both Teams

The final scoring plays from the Wyverns came an inning later, as Jamie Romak and Lee both attained hits to score runners, moving the score to 11-2.

Son scored another run for the Giants in the seventh inning, driving home Shin Bon-gi with a hit.

Wyverns starter Park Jong-hoon was pulled shortly before the scoring play. The win for Park moved his 2020 record to 12-11.

Second Game To Be Played on Thursday

The second of a three-game series will be hosted by the Wyverns on Thursday. The first pitch for the game is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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The KT Wiz won their game on Wednesday in walk-off fashion, as a sacrifice fly from Yoo Han-joon in the 10th inning allowed Sim Woo-jun to score and give the team a 2-1 win over the Samsung Lions.

A game between the NC Dinos and Kia Tigers hosted in Gwangju, South Korea, was rained out.

Home Runs Earn Wyverns Win Over Giants In Low-Scoring Game

Home runs for the SK Wyverns gave them a 3-1 win over the Lotte Giants on Sunday, giving the team the two-game sweep at home.

The Wyverns finished their week of play on a four-game winning streak, with their weekend series against the Giants happening at their home ballpark, the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

Runs In Fourth, Fifth Decide Game

While the Giants lost the game, they were the first to score. They got up by one run in the fourth inning after a sacrifice fly ball from Dixon Machado drove Jeon Jun-woo home.

The Wyverns took the lead later in the inning, as Choi Jeong hit a two-run home run, taking home runner Oh Tae-gon.

A solo home run from Choi Hang in the fifth inning gave the Wyvverns the 3-1 lead they were able to hold on to.

Giving up the three runs in the game, Giants starter Park Se-woong was given the loss for the game. His seven-inning stint, a number of innings he only lasted one other time this season, saw him allow four hits and one walk. His 2020 record is now 7-7.

The win went to Ricardo Pinto, who played six innings for the Wyverns. The win was his first since early July, with his 11 appearances since then resulting in eight losses.

The save went to Kim Se-hyun, who played in the ninth inning for the Wyverns. The save was his first of the year.

Giants Prepare For Seven-Game Week

The Giants will resume play on Tuesday, heading to the Gocheok Sky Dome for a two-game series against the Kiwoom Heroes. They will then play a two-game series on Thursday and Friday against the LG Twins.

Finishing off the week, the Giants will head back to Busan for a three-game series against the NC Dinos, with two of the games being part of a doubleheader on Sunday.

The first pitch for Tuesday’s games is scheduled for 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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In a shutout victory, the Samsung Lions defeated the LG Twins 11-0.

Sweeping their two-game series against the top-ranked NC Dinos, the Kia Tigers won 4-3 on Sunday.

Runs from Jo Yong-ho, Hwang Jae-gyun and a walk-off hit from Mel Rojas Jr. gave the KT Wiz a win in the ninth inning over the Hanhwa Eagles with a final score of 5-4. The Eagles have lost their last four games.

After 12 innings and five-and-a-half hours of play, the Doosan Bears and Kiwoom Heroes settled with a 6-6 draw.

Choi Ji-hoon Takes Spotlight In Wyverns Win Over Giants

The SK Wyverns won a low-scoring game on Saturday, defeating the Lotte Giants 2-1. The victory, their third-in-a-row, came at their home park, the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

The biggest name in the game was Wyverns player Choi Ji-hoon, the right fielder who was involved in numerous key plays in the game. Scoring a run and being driven home in the other scoring play for the team, Choi also showed his defensive ability by robbing a run for the final out of the game.

Wyverns Score Two Runs

The first run for the Wyverns came early, as a wild pitch allowed Choi to score from third base.

Fast-forwarding to the seventh inning, Choi was able to drive home a runner off of a hit to give the Wyverns their second run. While it was reliever Kim Dae-woo at the mound, the run was scored against starter Adrian Sampson, who had given up a hit to runner Ko Jong-wook earlier in the inning.

Long, Enduring Stint For Sampson Ends In Loss

Sampson’s near-seven-inning performance gave him the loss for the game. Throwing 111 pitches, the most he has thrown in a 2020 appearance, he allowed four hits and three walks while picking up two strikeouts. His 2020 record is now 5-9.

Wyverns starter Lee Geon-wook had a low-stress night on the mound, pitching six innings without giving up a run. The win evened his 2020 record at 6-6.

Late Push From Giants Stopped

The sole run for the Giants was earned in the eighth inning, as a sacrifice fly ball from Jeon Jun-woo took a runner home. The run was scored against Lee Tae-yang, who was able to finish the inning.

The game ended in a dramatic fashion that nearly saw the Giants take the lead. The third out of the inning was a near three-run home run from Kim Joon-tae, although Wyverns right fielder Choi was able to snag it on the warning track. If not caught, the ball was to have likely been a home run.

Afternoon Baseball Scheduled For Sunday

The Wyverns are set to finish their week on Sunday with an afternoon game against the Giants. The first pitch for Sunday’s games is scheduled for 2:00PM KST (1:00AM EDT).

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The Samsung Lions picked up a 5-1 win on Saturday over the LG Twins. Earning the win for the game, Lions starter Ben Lively allowed only one run in his eight-inning performance.

Hits from Kim Hye-sung and Kim Woong-bin in the first inning allowed the Kiwoom Heroes to defeat the Doosan Bears 2-0 on Saturday.

After getting the lead in the fifth inning, the KT Wiz held onto their lead to beat the Hanwha Eagles 5-2.

The Kia Tigers picked up a landslide win, defeating the top-ranked NC Dinos 11-3.

Eighth Inning Runs Give Giants Low Scoring Win Over Wyverns

A low-scoring game went to the Lotte Giants on Wednesday, who defeated the SK Wyverns 3-1 following a two-run play in the eighth inning. The game tied up the two-game series between the teams, hosted by the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The deciding runs were brought on base against reliever Kim Jung-bin in the eighth inning. When Seo Jin-yong took the mound to replace him, a hit from Son Ah-seop drove home Shin Bon-gi and An Chi-hong to give the Giants the lead.

Kim was given the loss for his eighth-inning appearance, moving his 2020 record to 1-1.

Giants and Wyverns Score One Run Each Early

Earlier in the game, the Giants had a short lead of just one run. The Wyverns answered back eventually, tying the game up.

The Giants gained a short lead in the first inning after Dixon Machado batted in Han Dong-hee.

The Wyverns tied the game up in the sixth inning after Kim Sung-min hit a no-doubter home run into left field.

Park Has Longest Outing of 2020 So Far

Although Giants starting pitcher Park Se-woong wasn’t given the win for the game, his seven-inning performance was a season benchmark, being the longest appearance he has had in 2020. He earned six strikeouts in the stint while allowing only three hits.

The win for the game went to Giants pitcher Koo Seung-min, who appeared in the eighth inning for the team. The ninth-inning performance from closer Kim Won-joong gave him his 14th save of the year.

Giants Stay At Home To Face Wyverns

With their two-game series concluded against the Wyverns, the Giants will stay at home and begin a series against the Kiwoom Heroes on Thursday. Having faced each other 12 times this season, the Giants and Heroes are tied 6-6 currently.

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Getting their second win this week over the Hanhwa Eagles, the NC Dinos won 9-5.

While the Samsung Lions were able to score five runs in the first inning, the LG Twins battled back to win 8-5.

While both teams scored in the ninth inning, the Kia Tigers were able to retain their lead and defeat the Doosan Bears 7-5.

A tied game went to the KT Wiz on Wednesday after a hit from Hur Do-hwan drove home a runner, giving the team a walk-off 6-5 win against the Kiwoom Heroes.

Seventh Inning Rally Gives Wyverns Win Over Giants

Kicking off their week of play with a win, the SK Wyverns won a back-and-forth game of baseball 10-8 over the Lotte Giants on Tuesday. The win was the first of a homestretch for the Giants at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea.

The game saw big swings in momentum at points. The Wyverns took the lead early, although the Giants were able to come back and even take the lead of the game at one point before the Wyverns took over yet again.

Wyverns Get Three To Start Lead By Romak

The Wyverns had an explosive first inning, as a three-run home run from Jamie Romak put the team on the board.

The team scored three more in the fifth inning. The first came off the bat of Choi Jeong, scoring one run. Romak scored another home run in the inning to bring in two more runs, carrying the game to a 6-0 score.

Giants Battle Back, Take Lead

The Giants scored their first run later in the inning, as a hit from Son Ah-seop brought in a run.

The game became close in the sixth inning after the Giants mounted a comeback. After walks forced two runs home, Son hit a grand slam to make the game 7-6 for the Giants. Kim Tae-hoon was the first reliever for the Wyverns in the inning, with Kim Se-hyun taking over after the first run was walked home.

Wyverns Have Strong Seventh

The biggest turning point in the game was the seventh inning, as troubles with Giants pitching allowed the Wyverns to have a rally.

After Romak scored a run against pitcher Park Jin-hyung, the second pitcher of the inning, a hit from Jeong Eui-yoon took three runners home to make the game 10-7. The runs came against Koo Seung-min, the third pitcher in the inning to appear.

Park was given the loss for his performance in the seventh inning.

The win for the Wyverns went to reliever Kim Jung-bin, who pitched in the seventh and eighth innings. Following him saw Seo Jin-yong, who was given his third save of the season for his closing performance.

The Giants were able to get one more run on the board in the game, as Han Dong-hee drove home a run in the ninth inning.

Giants Risk Losing Sixth

Losing to kick off the week of play, the Giants had their record bumped down to 44-41-1 for the 2020 season. The win puts them in a fragile place while sixth in the KBO, as the team is now only half-a-game behind the seventh-place Kia Tigers, who have a record of 45-43.

The Giants will host the Wyverns one more time this week, with their Wednesday game beginning at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT).

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The Samsung Lions took the lead in a tied 3-3 game on Tuesday against the LG Twins after a solo home run from Daniel Palka put the team ahead. The game was Palka’s second as a Lion, as he joined the KBO last week.

A dominating performance saw the top-ranked NC Dinos steamroll the Hanhwa Eagles 11-3.

Regaining the lead late, a hit from Choi Joo-hwan drove home two runs for the Doosan Bears in the eighth inning and helped give the team a 10-8 win over the Kia Tigers.

Holding onto runs they scored early, the Kiwoom Heroes defeated the KT Wiz 4-1.

Wyverns Give Up Game Versus Giants With Troublesome Fourth Inning

After a day off due to rain, the Lotte Giants picked up an 8-2 win over the SK Wyverns lead by another strong start from Dan Straily. The performance gave the Giants their second win over the Wyverns this week, with a hard fourth inning putting the game out of reach for the Wyverns. The win came at the home field of the Wyverns, the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

Straily Earns Sixth Win

Giants starter Dan Straily got his sixth win of the season on Thursday, allowing two runs in his seven-inning performance. Earning four strikeouts, Straily moved his 2020 count to 111, the highest in the KBO currently. His outing saw him allow two runs in the early innings, however he settled into a groove and pitched four scoreless innings after.

Wyverns Score Two

The Wyverns were the first to strike in the game, scoring two runs before the Giants took over. The first run came early, as Choi Jeong batted in his 18th home run of the season. Choi scored again in the third, driving home Kim Jae-hyun to give the Wyverns a preliminary 2-0 lead. Choi leads the club in RBIs and home runs, with a close second place being Jamie Romak.

Giants Cause Trouble In Fourth and Fifth

The Giants started causing trouble in the fourth, scoring six runs. Starting pitcher Kim Joo-han was pulled early in the inning, being replaced by Kim Jung-bin after facing three batters, hitting one with a pitch and walking another.

Due to loading up the bases before being taken out of the game, the first three runs of the inning were scored against Kim Joo-han. Those three runs came off of three different plays, as walks forced three runs home.

Three runs were marked against Kim Jung-bin, although it was Kim Se-hyun who was at the mound for all three. Continuing the rally, hits from Jung Hoon and Son Ah-seop took the game to a 6-0 score. Kim finished the inning for the Wyverns.

After scoring RBIs in the inning before, Han Dong-hee and Dixon Machado came back for seconds in the fifth inning. Both scoring their own solo home runs against Jo Young-woo, the team moved to a 8-2 lead.

Giants Head To Seoul

Winning both their games in Incheon, the Giants will now head to Seoul for a three-game series versus the Doosan Bears. The Wyverns will stay at home, hosting a weekend series versus the Samsung Lions.

Friday’s games are set to kick off at 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT). The rainy season in South Korea continues, with both the Wyverns and Giants’ upcoming games having an early forecast that predicts rain.

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The Kiwoom Heroes took the lead in a tied 2-2 game against the KT Wiz in the fifth inning, as a ground ball from Kim Ha-seong scored Park Joon-tae to make the game 3-2.

After three scoreless innings, the Kia Tigers started to pick up their scoring, finishing the game with a 13-1 score over the LG Twins.

Getting ahead early over starter Ben Lively, the Doosan Bears scored four runs to take the lead against the Samsung Lions. The 2019 KBO Champions finished the game with a 5-2 score.

After being down by one run for a few innings, the NC Dinos scored three runs in the eighth to get a lead over the Hanhwa Eagles. Dinos, the top-ranked KBO team won the game with a final score of 4-1.

Giants Start Week With Shutout Win Versus Wyverns

The Lotte Giants started their week with a shutout 8-0 win over the SK Wyverns on Tuesday. The win kicked off a series at the home ballpark for the Wyverns, the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

The game saw the Giants get ahead in the first half with numerous high-scoring innings. The second half of the game saw neither team score.

Giants Get Ahead

The Giants got ahead early, scoring three runs in the first inning. First came a hit from Son Ah-seop, driving home a run. After that, a two-run home run was shot into the outfield by Jeon Jun-woo to make the game 3-0.

A series of hits in the second inning was capped off by a hit from Lee Dae-ho, which drove home two runners.

Jeon scored his third RBI of the game in the third inning, driving home a hit to extend the lead.

The final inning of scoring from the Giants was in the fourth, with hits from Min Byung-hun and Jung Hoon both scoring runners, taking the game to a 8-0 final score.

Starters Given Decisions

After the eighth run came in for the Giants, Wyverns starter Ricardo Pinto was taken out of play. Being given the loss for the game, Pinto’s record moved to 4-7. He evened his record against the Giants this season, which is currently 1-1 through three appearances.

A six-inning performance from Giants starter Seo Jun-won gave him the win. Allowing six hits, Seo did not have any runs earned against him through his performance. His 2020 record moved to 5-4, with two of the wins coming against the Wyverns. The game was also Seo’s fourth shutout game of the year.

Giants relievers had a successful night, leaving the Wyverns hitless in the final third of the game.

Giants To Play Two More Games Versus Wyverns

The Giants are set to play two more games this week at the home ballpark of the Wyverns. Wednesday’s game has a start time of 6:30PM KST (5:30AM EDT), although, like many games on Wednesday, early forecasts predict rain could intervene.

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KT Wiz star pitcher Odrisaimer Despaigne helped lead his team to a 4-2 win over the Kiwoom Heroes on Tuesday, pitching six innings and allowing two runs.

A quick lead from the Samsung Lions gave them the win, as the team scored four runs in the first inning against the Doosan Bears, including a three-run home run from Kang Min-ho. The team finished with a 6-3 win.

A high-scoring victory went to the LG Twins, who defeated the Kia Tigers 15-5.

A game between the NC Dinos and the hosting Hanhwa Eagles was rained out.