Benjamin perfect game, Park Byung-ho 3 RBIs…KT beats SSG to take 2nd place in Soosung (overall)

Behind a perfect game from Wes Benjamin and a solo three-hit performance from Byung-ho Park, KT Wiz defeated the SSG Landers in the bottom of the seventh inning to stay in second place.The third-place NC Dinos also won to stay within 0.5 games of KT.KT won 3-0 against visiting SSG in the Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Baseball League 2023 at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Wednesday.Benjamin’s pitching was the highlight of the game. Benjamin retired 20 batters in a row, from Choi Ji-hoon in the first inning to Kim Kang-min in the second in the seventh.Two batters later in the seventh, Choi’s perfect game was broken up by a double to left field, but Benjamin retired the next four batters in a row to complete the eight innings with a one-hit shutout. Benjamin picked up his 15th win of the season.SSG starter Kim Kwang-hyun pitched six innings of four-hit ball, but Benjamin’s performance was more impressive.KT broke a 0-0 tie in the top of the sixth inning when Park Byung-ho singled to left field with runners on second and third.With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Park Byung-ho took advantage of SSG rookie Lee Rin and launched a wedge shot over the right field wall.With his 375th career home run, Byung-ho Park passed Lee Dae-ho (retired-374) for sole possession of third place on the KBO’s career home run list.Kim Kwang-hyun became the fourth KBO pitcher to surpass 1,700 strikeouts (1,703) and moved past Sun Dong-yeol (1,698) for fourth place on the career strikeout list, but he couldn’t get any help from his team’s bats and suffered his seventh loss of the season.KT finished their head-to-head meetings with SSG this season with 10 wins, 5 losses and 1 drawNC extended its winning streak to three games with a 4-3 victory over the Lotte Giants on the road in Busan, with Park Gun-woo scoring the winning run.NC had faced Lotte five times in a row from Aug. 8 to today, winning four and losing one.With the victory in the final ‘Nakdong River Derby’ of the year, NC ended the season with a 9-7 series lead over Lotte.After taking a 3-0 lead on the day, NC gave up three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game.However, they regained the lead in the top of the eighth.With one out, Park Min-woo singled to right to put runners on first and second, and Park Gun-woo took a forked ball from Lotte’s core bullpen, Koo Seung-min, and lined a single to left. It was the final hit of the game.Seventh-ranked 바카라사이트 Lotte lost its third straight game, further diminishing its chances of making the postseason…

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