The Kiwoom Heroes have won two straight games to take the three-game weekend series.
Kiwoom won 14-5 against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Nov. 11. With the win, Kiwoom (25 wins, 1 loss, 34 draws), which won its second straight game and clinched the winning series, moved into eighth place, ahead of KT (22 wins, 2 losses, 32 draws).
The Kiwoom bats pounded out 18 hits in the win. Lee Jung-hoo went 4-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs, three runs scored, and two walks. He extended his hitting streak to 14 games and surpassed the .300 mark for the first time this season. Lim Byung-wook, who hit his fourth home run of the season, continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-5 with a double, home run, four RBIs and one run scored. Lee Hyung-jong also had a multi-hit game with five RBIs.
Starter Jang Jae-young pitched three innings of two-hit ball with two walks and two strikeouts. The bullpen of Lee Myung-jong (two scoreless innings), Yang Hyun (two runs in one inning), Won Jong-hyun (two runs in one inning), Kim Sung-jin (one run in one inning), and Kim Sun-ki (one run in one inning) preserved the win.
KT dropped its second straight game with the loss. Joo Ju-kwon, who started in relief of Ko Young-pyo who was battling a cold, took the loss after giving up five runs on three hits and three walks with one strikeout in one inning. At the plate, Park Byung-ho had a multi-hit game, hitting his fifth home run of the season, and Hwang Jae-gyun had a three-hit game. Anthony Alford and Sang-chul Moon also had multi-hit games, but it wasn’t enough to change the course of the game.
Kiwoom pushed KT hard in the first inning. Kim Jun-wan singled, Kim Hye-sung singled, Lee Jung-hoo walked, Lee Hyung-jong pushed in a run, Song Sung-moon singled, Lee Ji-young singled, Lim Byung-wook doubled, and Kim Hwi-jip singled to score five runs. In the second inning, Lee Jung-hoo singled and stole second, and Lee Hyung-jong hit an RBI double to make it 6-0.
KT had a chance to load the bases in the fifth inning as Kang Hyun-woo singled, Choi Jae-dae walked, and Kim Min-hyuk singled. However, they were unable to capitalize as Jang Jun-won struck out and Anthony Alford grounded out to the pitcher. However, in the sixth inning, Park Byung-ho, Moon Sang-chul, and Hwang Jae-gyun singled to load the bases, and Lee Ho-yeon singled and Kang Hyun-woo walked, followed by an RBI groundout to score two runs.
KT cut the deficit to 4-8 in the seventh when Jang Jun-won singled and Park Byung-ho followed with a two-run homer.메이저사이트
Kiwoom had runners on first and second in the eighth after Kim Jun-wan and Kim Hye-sung hit back-to-back singles. Lee Jung-hoo followed with an RBI double and Lee Hyung-jong delivered an RBI sacrifice fly to push the lead back to 10-4. In the ninth inning, Lim Byung-wook hit a two-run homer followed by Lee Jung-hoo’s RBI double to tie the game.
In the bottom of the ninth, KT put runners on first and second with a single by Lee Sang-ho and a double by Hwang Jae-gyun. Jang Jang-woo drove in a run with an RBI single, but could not get any closer.