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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