Wiz Hand Giants Loss After Scoring Six Runs Against Starter

The Lotte Giants finished their week of play with a 10-5 loss to the KT Wiz on Sunday. The one-off game on Sunday was hosted by the Wiz at the Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea.

The win for the Wiz saw them up down six runs against a starting pitcher to get ahead. Their lead allowed them to take a safe win despite a late comeback attempt by the Giants.

The Wiz scored six runs against Giants starter Adrian Sampson to take a lead in the game. The scoring opened with a bang, as Yoo Han-joon hit a three-run home run in the first inning.

Scoring picked back up in the fourth inning, where hits from Jo Yong-ho and Kang Baek-ho scored three more runs. Sampson was pulled from the game after the sixth run scored against him. The loss for Sampson ended his 2020 record at 8-12.

The Giants scored their first run in the fifth inning, as Lee Byung-kyu hit a solo home run to kick off the inning. The run was the only scored against starter Bae Je-seong, who was awarded a win after playing six frames.

The Wiz scored another trio of runs in the fifth inning. After Sim Woo-jun and Hwang Jae-gyun brought in a total of three more runs, the Wiz were leading 9-1.

The final run from the Wiz came in the sixth, with a hit from Bae Jeong-dae taking a runner to home.

The Giants attempted to make a comeback late, putting down four runs in the final three innings. A double from Shin Bon-gi and a single from Son Ah-seop scored a trio of runs in the seventh. The final run was a solo home run from An Chi-hong in the ninth inning.

The Giants’ final week of play consists of four games, two of which are against the top ranked NC Dinos. Their Tuesday game is against the SK Wyverns, with their season-ending game against the Kia Tigers scheduled for Friday.

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The Kia Tigers won a blowout game on Sunday, defeating the Samsung Lions 10-1.

Wiz Earn High-Scoring Victory Over Giants

The KT Wiz started their week with a high-scoring victory over the Lotte Giants, defeating the team 11-2 on Tuesday. The win came at home for the Wiz, at the Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea.

The Wiz put down five runs in the first three innings of the game. While many more were scored later on, the early runs were enough to give the team the win.

Tied Early On

The first run for the Wiz came in the second inning, as a hit from Jang Sung-woo drove home a runner.

The Giants were able to tie up the game, but only for a moment. At the top of the third, a hit from Jeon Jun-woo tied up the game again.

Wiz Get Ahead With Explosive Third Inning

In the bottom of the third, the Wiz put down four runs to take back the lead for good. After an error took home Sim Woo-jun earlier in the inning, a fielder’s choice against Kang Baek-ho took home the third run for the team.

Jang, who drove home the first run for the Wiz, took home two more in the third with another hit.

Showing off their defensive ability, the Wiz achieved a triple play in the fourth inning off of a ground ball from An Chi-hong.

Park Gets First Loss Since Early July

Giants starter Park Se-woong was taken out of play after the fourth inning. The game ended a strong streak of appearances for Park, with his previous loss dating back to early July. His 2020 record is now an even 6-6.

The only other run for the Giants occurred in the fifth inning. Like the first run, it was driven home by Jeon.

The Giants used two pitchers in the fifth inning. First was Han Seung-hyuk, who earned one out and allowed a hit before being replaced by Lee In-bok. Hits from Park Kyung-soo and Sim Woo-jun scored runs. The first of the trio was marked as a run against Han.

Home Runs Extend Lead For Wiz

Insurance runs came later in the game for the Wiz as well. Against reliever Park Shi-young in the seventh inning, Hwang Jae-gyun scored a solo home run.

The biggest scorer for the Wiz, Mel Rojas Jr. finally got on the board in the eighth inning, scoring a two-run home run to move the game to its final score of 11-2. The runs came against Jang Won-sam.

Rain Prevents Second Game Between Wiz and Giants

The Wednesday game between the Giants and Wiz was rained out with no make-up game being planned. The Giants will head back home on Thursday for a two-game series against the Kia Tigers. The Wiz will stay at home to face the SK Wyverns.

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

Kang Baek-ho Leads Wiz To Win Over Giants

After two separate home runs from Kang Baek-ho, the KT Wiz got a 3-2 win over the Lotte Giants on Sunday. The win was the second in the series for the Wiz at the Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Korea.

Kang, a first baseman for the team is one of the hotter bats in the squad, sitting currently with 10 home runs in the season. He trails Mel Rojas Jr. in the statistic, as the team leader has 13 home runs so far.

Kang’s first home run came in the first inning, driving home Rojas Jr. as well. A solo shot in the sixth from Kang gave the team their three-run lead.

The home runs were against Noh Kyung-eun, who lasted six innings before the Giants pulled him. Given the loss for the game, Noh has a 3-3 record in the 2020 season.

The game was delayed for a short period of time in the second inning after the home plate umpire Park Keun-young was hit in the hand with a tipped ball. The game resumed after 10 minutes or so.

Cuevas Events Record Versus Giants

Starting for the Wiz was William Cuevas, who lasted seven innings. He was given the win, taking his record to 2-2 over six appearances. He also evened his record against the Giants this season to 1-1.

Closing the game was Kim Jae-yoon, who got his fifth save this season. Kim had some trouble in the inning, facing seven batters in total. A hit from Son Ah-seop was able to drive home two runs, making the game a closer 3-2 near the end.

Wiz Wins Their First Series Over Giants

Having won their Sunday game, the Wiz prevailed 2-1 in their series against the Giants. The trio of games saw the first two times this season that the Wiz have beat the Busan team.

The sixth-place Giants will start their eighth week of play on Tuesday, kicking off with a three-game series against the Kia Tigers, a team they have went 0-6 against this year. They’ll stay at home for the rest of the week, hosting the Samsung Lions for a series on Friday, who they’ve went 1-2 against.

The Wiz have an interesting week ahead, playing the highest and lowest ranked teams in the league. It starts with a series against the first-place NC Dinos, who swept them in their first series. They’ll play the Hanhwa Eagles after, who they went 2-1 against in their first meeting.

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

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The Kiwoom Heroes got a 7-2 victory over the SK Wyverns on Sunday, sweeping the series. Big news about the Heroes broke this week, as it was reported former MLB player Addison Russell signed with the team. The player brings with him controversy, as he was given a 40-game suspension through the 2018 and 2019 seasons due to domestic violence allegations.

After losing the two games before, the Samsung Lions got a decisive 12-5 win over the Kia Tigers on Sunday. The Tigers lead the first three innings off of one run.

While the Hanhwa Eagles had a strong late run earning six runs in the final third of the game, the NC Dinos were able to hang on for a 9-7 win.

In a game that saw starter Raul Alcantara go eight innings on the mound, the Doosan Bears picked up a 3-1 win over the LG Twins.

Giants Bounce Back From Loss, Shutting Out Wiz

Coming back from a loss from Friday, the Lotte Giants got a shutout 8-0 win over the KT Wiz on Saturday. The game saw hot bats late in the game for the Busan squad as well as one of the best performances yet from starter Adrian Sampson.

The win came at the Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Korea, the home of the Wiz.

Giants Earn Eight

The Giants got ahead by two in the first inning. First, a hit from Son Ah-seop into left-center bought Jeon Jun-woo enough time to get home from first base. Dixon Machado drove home Son later in the inning to make the game 2-0.

After many scoreless innings, the Giants resumed with scoring in the seventh. Banging a ball against the left-center outfield wall, catcher Jung Hoon took home a third run for the team. The play had to be reviewed, as at a glance it was hard to tell if the hit was a home run or not.

Min Byung-hun picked up an RBI too, scoring a run off of a hit to the outfield.

After giving up a few runs, reliever Lee Bo-geun was replaced by Lee Sang-dong.

Lee’s pitching stint started on a bad note, as a hit to the outfield from Machado scored two runs. The final run of the inning came from Kim Joon-tae, who took home Machado with a hit.

Lee played until the end of the game, giving up one more run in the ninth inning to Kim Dong-han.

Starters Given Decisions

Wiz starter So Hyeong-jun was taken out of play after five innings. Being given the loss for the game, So allowed two runs and five hits, getting five strikeouts as well. The decision moved So’s 2020 record to 4-4.

Getting his second win of the year, Giants starting pitcher Adrian Sampson went six innings. Putting up seven strikeouts, Sampson allowed only three hits. In his fifth start, the game was Sampson’s first game where he did not give up a run.

Rubbermatch Set For Sunday

The series is now tied up with a final game set to be played on Sunday. Last Friday, the Wiz earned their first win this season over the Giants after losing six games previously. First pitch for Sunday’s game is at 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT).

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In a grand upset, the last place Hanhwa Eagles won a 4-3 game over the first place NC Dinos. The game saw the Eagles score four runs first, holding off the Dinos for the remaining innings.

Tied after five innings, the Kiwoom Heroes were able to earn six more runs to get a 9-3 victory over the SK Wyverns.

Getting their second-straight win over the LG Twins with a big lead, the Doosan Bears got a victory on Saturday 8-2.

A second inning rally which included a grand slam from Yoo Min-sang gave the Kia Tigers a 6-3 win against the Samsung Lions.

Wiz Return From Eight-Run Deficit To Defeat Giants In Extra Inning

The KT Wiz came back after trailing by eight runs against the Lotte Giants on Friday, winning the game 9-8 in walk-off fashion in the 10th inning. The game was the first win for the Wiz over the Giants after previously playing six games in the season.

The evening matchup took place at the home ballpark for the Wiz, the Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Korea.

Disasterous First Inning For Wiz

The Giants had an explosive first winning, with three home runs scoring seven runs in total for the Busan squad. The home runs came from Jeon Jun-woo, Lee Dae-ho and Han Dong-hee. Being Jeon’s seventh of the year, he currently leads the club in home runs.

The 11-batter inning came against Bae Je-seong, who played three innings before being taken out of play.

An eighth run was tacked onto the Giants’ lead in the third, as Kim Joon-tae got home off of an error.

Wiz Begin Comeback

Down by eight runs, it took many plays in different innings to let the Wiz come back.

Their run started with a splash, as Mel Rojas Jr. scored his 13th home run of the year. Rojas is currently tied for most home runs in the lead along with Roberto Ramos.

In the fourth, hits from Bae Jeong-dae and Kim Min-hyeok made the game 8-3.

Jang Sung-woo got his first RBI of the game in the fifth, batting in a runner with a single to center field.

Sixth Inning Ties It Up

The Wiz’s strongest inning was the fourth, where the team ran through three relieving pitchers en route to tying up the game.

Oh Hyun-taek had a rough appearance to start the inning, giving up two home runs in the sixth inning before being pulled.

Park Shi-young was brought in next, being pulled after earning one out, allowing a walk and a hit. The out was a sacrifice fly that took a runner home to make the game 8-7.

While Park Jin-hyung was able to strike out two batters and end the inning, the pitcher allowed a hit from Hwang Jae-gyun to drop in, moving the game to an even 8-8.

Extra Innings Hands Wiz The Win

The deciding play came in the 10th inning, where a hit from Oh Tae-gon allowed Moon Sang-cheol to come from second to home. The close sliding play at home was challenged by the Giants, however, it was upheld.

The play came against Giants reliever Lee In-bok, who was given the loss for the game. A similar loss came in his appearance before, where a walk-off game went to the Kiwoom Heroes.

Wiz reliever Ju Kwon was given the win for the game after leaving the Giants hitless through one-and-two-thirds innings.

Wiz Get First  Win Over Giants

Starting their third series against the Busan squad, the Wiz tasted victory for the first time over the Giants. The team was previously swept in a home and away series each. The Wiz sit eighth in the KBO, with the potential to overtake the Samsung Lions, a team which is one-and-a-half games ahead.

The Wiz host the Giants for two more games, with the Saturday game starting at 5:00PM KST (4:00AM EDT)

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NC Dinos star pitcher Koo Chang-mo put on another great performance, pitching seven innings and limited the Hanhwa Eagles to three hits and one run. The pitcher helped his team win 3-1.

A walk-off win went to the Kiwoom Heroes, who got two runs off of a hit from Ju Hyo-sang to win the game 2-1 over the SK Wyverns. The win was the third-straight walk-off victory for the Heroes.

Moving their winning streak to three, the Kia Tigers beat the Samsung Lions 5-4.

Four hours of battle resulted in the Doosan Bears picking up an 18-10 win against the LG Twins.