Baseball’s ninth-ranked Samsung has put the brakes on leader LG’s winning streak.
Samsung took down LG’s foreign ace Plutko in a thrilling upset.
Seokjun Hong is a reporter.
메이저놀이터 Trailing 0-2 in the sixth inning, Samsung began to rattle LG starter Plutko with back-to-back bunt hits.
With the bases loaded, Samsung scored its first run when Koo Ja-rook’s shot hit Plutko for an infield single, and then tied the game when Kang Min-ho’s grounder was thrown away by third baseman Moon Bo-kyung.
With the bases loaded, Ryu Ji-hyeok hit a two-run single to center field to tie the game and bring in Plutko.
Despite giving up two runs in the bottom of the ninth, Oh Seung-hwan was able to hold on for a 6-5 victory, ending LG’s six-game winning streak.
Starter Won Tae-in, who pitched six innings of two-run ball, earned his fifth win of the season.
“After a quality start, I think I’ve done all I can do. I think I kept thinking, ‘I’ve done enough, I’m done,’ so I kept controlling my mind.”
Cuevas and Doosan Alcantara had a great game for KT.
Each pitched seven scoreless innings in a masterpiece.
In the eighth inning, with both pitchers down, KT’s Kim Min-hyuk hit the game-winning RBI triple to break the scoreless tie.
KT held on to the one-run lead with the help of bullpen Park Young-hyun and closer Kim Jae-yoon, who recorded his fourth straight 20-save season.
Home run leader Hanwha’s Noh Si-hwan hit his 28th of the season against NC’s replacement foreign pitcher Tanner, who was making his debut.
Hanwha tied the series with NC, 3-3.
Last-place Kiwoom’s Kim Hye-sung pounded out five hits, including a grand slam off KIA’s Yang Hyun-jong, to lift his team out of a four-game losing streak.
I’m Hong Seok-jun, Yonhap TV (email@example.com)
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