LG blasts Lotte with 16-hit explosion…’Kang Seung-ho man-ruffo’ Doosan extends winning streak to 7 games

The LG Twins and Doosan Bears are enjoying a happy July in baseball with back-to-back wins.

LG pounded out 16 hits in the first inning to defeat the Lotte Giants 12-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Sijik Stadium in Busan on July 8.

With its second straight win, LG (49 wins, 2 ties, 28 losses, 0.636 winning percentage) maintained its 2.5-game lead over second-place SSG Landers (46 wins, 1 tie, 30 losses, 0.605).

LG is on track to reach the 50-win mark in the first half of the season ahead of the All-Star Game at Sajik Stadium on April 14 and 15.

LG opened the scoring in the top of the first inning when Moon Sung-joo doubled and Austin Dean followed with a towering two-run home run.

Lotte answered with a run in the bottom of the first when Yoon Dong-hee led off with a single to left and Jeon Jun-woo followed with a double to left-center, and two batters later, Yoo Kang-nam, Park Seung-wook, and Kim Min-seok drove in a run with consecutive singles to tie the game at 2-2.

LG took a 3-2 lead in the top of the third when Austin singled to right field with two outs.

Lotte tied the game again at 3-3 in the bottom of the fourth when Yoo Kang-nam hit a solo home run to left field.

However, LG took a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth inning when Moon Bo-kyung singled to right field with runners on first and second, and Shin Min-jae followed with a two-run double to left field to make it 6-3.

In the seventh inning, the bats came alive, scoring six runs to put the game out of reach.

LG’s Austin Dean led the way, going 3-for-4 with a home run, his 11th of the season, three RBI and two runs scored.

LG starter Adam Plutko went six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits to pick up his 11th win of the season, tying him with Eric Peddie (NC) for the team lead in wins.

■ Na Sung-bum homers and doubles in back-to-back at-bats…KIA wins 4 in a row, beating KT

Led by the bat of ‘returning big gun’ Na Sung-beom, the Kia Tigers have won four straight games in a row.

The Tigers won their home game against the KT Wiz 7-0 at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Monday, thanks to Na Sung-bum’s 4-for-4 performance with three RBIs, including a walk-off home run.

Riding a four-game winning streak, KIA jumped one spot over KT to seventh place.

With Lee Yi-ri and Ko Young-pyo battling it out on the mound, KIA showed strong focus early on.

In the top of the first inning, Na Sung-bum doubled down the right field line, followed by consecutive hits from Choi Hyung-woo, Lee Woo-sung, and Socrates Brito to take a 2-0 lead.

In the sixth inning, Na made it 3-0 with a solo home run to right field.

In the top of the eighth inning, Na Sung-bum hit a two-run homer to make it 5-0.

In the next at-bat, KIA added two more runs on a double by Choi Hyung-woo, followed by RBI singles by Socrates and Kim Tae-gun to make it 7-0.

KIA’s Na Sung-bum went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored, including his fourth solo and fifth two-run home run of the season.

KIA starter Lee Yi-ri picked up the win, allowing three hits and no runs while striking out eight through five innings.

Samsung’s Buchanan pitches 7 innings of 5K, 2-hit shutout to beat NC, snap 3-game losing streak

The last-place Samsung Lions rode a strong performance from David Buchanan to an 8-0 victory over the NC Dinos in Changwon, snapping a recent three-game losing streak.

Buchanan shut down the NC bats with a two-hit shutout with five strikeouts until the seventh inning.

Samsung struck first in the bottom of the third inning when Lee Jae-hyun singled and Kim Dong-jin drove in a run with a sacrifice fly to put runners on first and third on an error.

In the fourth, Jose Pirela made it 2-0 with a solo shot to left field.

In the sixth, Lee Jae-hyun doubled to center field with one out and scored on a subsequent grounder to make it 5-0.

In the seventh inning, Pirela and Kim Sung-yoon scored three more runs on RBI singles to extend the lead to 8-0.

SSG’s Choo Shin-soo hits 4 RBIs…Hanwha’s Sanchez gives up 8 runs on 10 hits in 3 innings in first loss.

In Daejeon, the SSG Landers outlasted the Hanwha Eagles, 9-7, to snap a two-game losing streak.

SSG took the lead in the top of the first inning when Choi Ji-hoon singled to right, stole second and scored on Guillermo Heredia’s double to right-center.

In the second inning, the team capitalized on four errors, including RBI doubles by Kim Sung-hyun and Ahn Sang-hyun, to score three runs and take a 4-0 lead.

In the top of the third inning, SSG extended its lead to 8-0 as Choo Shin-soo doubled with two outs and Choi Ji-hoon hit a timely double.바카라사이트

Hanwha got two runs back in the bottom of the third on RBI singles by Kim Tae-yeon and Choi Jae-hoon, but SSG extended its lead to 9-2 in the top of the fourth on a solo home run by Heredia to center field by Woo Jung-wol.

After rallying from the midway point, Hanwha got one run back in the bottom of the fifth when Kim Tae-yeon doubled and came home on a fastball and subsequent grounder.

After scoring two runs in the seventh on an error, Hanwha added two more in the eighth on a wild pitch and a grounder with the bases loaded to cut the deficit to 7-9, but couldn’t pull away.

SSG Choo Shin-soo led the way in the win, going 2-for-4 with a double, four RBIs and a run scored.

Hanwha’s foreign pitcher Ricardo Sanchez was charged with eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits in three innings, the most runs allowed in the fewest innings since his KBO debut, and suffered his first loss after five straight wins.

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