Lotte defeats Kiwoom 12-8
The Lotte Giants won a firepower battle against the Kiwoom Heroes.
Lotte won 12-8 against Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League on Tuesday at Gocheok Sky Dome.
Seventh-ranked Lotte, which swept the three-game series in midweek, 카지노사이트 improved its season record to 45 wins, 2 losses and 50 draws.
Kiwoom, which had snapped a nine-game losing streak the day before, was unable to extend its winning streak and dropped to 10th place for the first time this season (42-3-59).
Both teams pounded each other’s mounds in a fireworks display.
Lotte pounded out 18 hits, while Kiwoom had 14.
It was Lotte who came away with the win. Ahn Chi-hong had three hits, including a home run, and two RBIs, while Lee Jung-hoon and Yoon Dong-hee combined for three hits, one RBI, and two runs scored.
Lotte used seven more pitchers to secure the win after starter Han Hyun-hee was pulled for four runs in four innings.
Kiwoom’s bats battled back, but couldn’t overcome the mound struggles.
After starter Chung Chan-heon was removed after 3⅔ innings of 10 hits and four runs, Kiwoom used five pitchers, all of whom gave up runs.
Kiwoom’s Kim Hwi-jip took the loss despite going 3-for-5 with a triple, a home run and five RBIs.
Both bats came alive early on.
Kiwoom took the lead in the first inning when Lee Yong-kyu tripled to right center and Kim Hye-sung grounded out. After a Ronnie Dawson walk, Song Sung-moon, Kim Hwi-jip, and Lee Ju-hyung hit three consecutive singles to make it 3-0.
Not to be outdone, the Lotte bats responded with five runs in the second inning.
Park Seung-wook led off the inning with a single up the middle and a stolen base. In the second inning, six consecutive batters, starting with Lee Jung-geun at second base, singled to make it 5-3.
With the bats on fire, the game continued to fluctuate.
Kiwoom got one run back in the third inning on Kim Hwijip’s solo shot to left field (her sixth of the season). 온라인카지노 Kim hit a fastball from Han Hyun-hee over the left field fence.
Lotte responded with a home run of their own.
In the top of the fifth inning, Jeon Jun-woo, who had reached first base with no outs, hit a two-run shot to left field (his 10th of the season) off Kiwoom Yang-hyun to widen the gap again. The score was 7-4.
Kiwoom chased Lotte back to within one run in the bottom of the fifth inning.
With runners on first and second after singles by Kim Hye-sung and Lim Byung-wook, Kim Hwi-jip doubled to left-center field. The ball was hit high into the outfield and the left fielder, center fielder, and shortstop gathered, but the ball fell between them, allowing two runners to cross the plate.
Trailing by a run, Lotte cut the deficit to 8-6 in the sixth on Ahn Chi-hong’s solo shot to left field (his fourth of the season). Ahn took a fastball from Kiwoom’s Lee Myung-jong and sent it over the fence.
Lotte added a run in the seventh on Jung Hoon’s sacrifice fly to center field and a run in the eighth on Ahn Kwon-soo’s pinch-hit single.
Kiwoom made a last-ditch effort in the bottom of the ninth, trailing 6-12, with an error and a sacrifice fly by Kim Tae-jin, but could not change the outcome.
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