SAMSUNG SNAPS LG’S 2-GAME WINNING STREAK, CHOO SHIN-SOO LEADS SSG WITH 5 HITS

SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) By Lee Dae-ho Lee = The Samsung Lions, who have been hitting hot in August, swept the LG Twins for the second straight day to secure a sweep of the three-game series .Samsung beat LG 6-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Friday behind a batting lineup that pounded out 12 hits and a strong performance from starter Baek Jung-hyun.It was the second straight come-from-behind win for Samsung, which had beaten LG 5-4 the day before, to take the first two games of its three-game homestand .It was the first time in 826 days since May 1, 2021 that 바카라사이트 Samsung secured a winning series against LG .Last-place Samsung, which improved to 39 wins, 54 losses and one tie (0.419 winning percentage), erased the gap between itself and the ninth-place Kiwoom Heroes (41 wins, 56 losses and three ties – 0.423 winning percentage), who also lost the game. After giving up two runs to LG in the top of the first inning, Samsung answered back with a run in the bottom of the inning on a triple by leadoff hitter Kim Hyun-jun and a sacrifice fly by Kim Sung-yoon .In the third inning, with runners on first and second, Koo tied the game with an RBI double and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Ryu Ji-hyuk to make it 3-2.With his game-winning double, Koo became the 64th player in KBO history to reach 2,000 hits and the 53rd to reach 250 doubles. After LG tied the game in the top of the fourth with Austin Dean’s 13th solo shot of the season, Samsung regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth with Lee Jae-hyun’s eighth home run of the season .In the fifth, Ryu Ji-hyuk’s RBI single and a double steal with runners on first and third made it 6-3.Samsung turned to its bullpen in the seventh inning, with Woo Kyu-min, Lee Jae-ik, and Oh Seung-hwan each pitching one scoreless inning to preserve the win Samsung starter Baek Jeong- hyun earned his sixth win of the season (5-0), allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits (one home run) with one strikeout in six innings .Meanwhile, ahead of the game, a post threatened to stage a “weapon rampage” at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, prompting the deployment of riot police, commandos, and local police. The fourth-place Doosan Bears and NC Dinos moved up the leaderboard by one spot to tie for third place. Doosan won 7-4 against the KT WIZ at Jamsil Stadium behind a seven-inning, four-hit shutout by starter Brandon Waddell, who struck out eight and walked none, and the firepower of its bats. Doosan, which had lost to KT the day before and dropped to third place, won 47 games, lost 43 and tied one, dropping KT to fifth place and moving into a tie for third place with NC .Doosan took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, scoring one run on back-to-back doubles by Jung Soo-bin and Kim Jae-ho and two runs on two opposing fielding errors .Doosan scored a run in the second inning on Jung Soo-bin’s triple and another in the fourth on a wild pitch, before Yang Seok-hwan hit his 16th two-run homer of the season in the fifth to extend the lead to 7-0.KT scored four runs in the eighth on an RBI double by Anthony Alford, a sacrifice fly by Moon Sang-chul and a two-run homer by Hwang Jae-gyun, but could get no closer, ending the seven-game winning streak. In Changwon, NC defeated the Kiwoom Heroes for the second straight day, 4-3, to extend their winning streak to three games.NC opened the scoring in the first inning against Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young as Park Min-woo doubled and Seo Ho-cheol singled to put runners on first and third with no outs, followed by Park Gun-woo’s infield single. With runners on first and second, Kwon Hee-dong hit a two-run double to left-center field to make it 3-0.Kiwoom answered back in the third, with Kim Jun-wan leading off with a double, followed by Kim Hye-sung’s RBI single and Ronnie Dawson’s tying two-run homer, his third of the season .It was Kim Sung-wook’s single that broke the tense pitching battle that ensuedIn the eighth inning, Kim hit a solo shot off Kiwoom’s fourth pitcher, Kim Sung-jin, to give his team the win .Ninth-ranked Kiwoom lost its seventh straight game and is in danger of falling to the bottom of the standings .In Gwangju, the home team KIA Tigers extended their winning streak to three games with a 9-3 victory over the Hanwha Eagles. Sixth-place KIA, which improved to 44 wins, 43 losses, and one tie, turned its win-loss margin into a positive one for the first time in 77 days since May 20.KIA scored four runs in the first inning on three consecutive singles by Kim Do-young, Na Sung-beom and Kim Sun-bin and a sacrifice fly by Lee Woo-sung to pound Hanwha starter Han Seung-hyuk Hanwha cut the deficit to one run in the second inning on Oh Sun-jin’s RBI double and Choi Jae-hoon’s RBI double in the top of the seventh. KIA then scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to take the lead for good.KIA starter Thomas Pannoni earned his second win of the season with a strong outing of 6⅔ innings, allowin g three runs on seven hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts .The offense backed him up with effective hitting, scoring nine runs on 11 hits. In Busan, SSG Landers Choo Shin-soo had his first five-hit game since joining the KBO against the Lotte Giants, leading his team to a 9-6 victory .After doubling in the first inning, tripling in the third, bunting in the fifth and driving in a run with a single to right field in the sixth, Shin-soo Choo lined a single to left field with runners on first and second in the bottom of the 10th inning to tie the game at 6-6.Shin-Soo Choo, who went 5-for-6 with one home run and four RBIs, raised his batting average from .254 to .269 in one day .SSG regained the lead after Choo Shin-soo’s hit, and with two outs, Choi Jung hit a two-run single to drive in the winning run. League saves leader Seo Jin-yong collected his 30th save of the season, marking the first time since 2006 when the league began counting blown saves that he reached 30 saves without a blown save .Second-place SSG, which has won two straight, closed the gap to 3.5 games on first-place LG, 바카라사이트 which has lost two straight .Lotte’s Jung-hoon Chung hit a three-run homer in the first and a one-run shot in the seventh, his first two-homer game in eight years since May 26, 2015, against the SK Wyverns (now SSG), but it was overshadowed by his team’s loss.

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