Korean baseball’s top two teams, SSG and LG, maintained their 6-to-1 odds to reach the 40-win mark.

SSG maintained its 0.5-game lead with a win over the Doosan Bears.

LG extended its lead to 3.5 games with a win over the third-place NC Dinos, who have been on a winning streak since June (11 wins, 4 losses, 1 tie, 0.733 winning percentage).토토사이트

Outside of the top two, only the third-place NC Dinos (35 wins, 1 draw, 27 losses, 0.565 winning percentage) and fourth-place Lotte Giants (32 wins, 30 losses, 0.516) have maintained a five-figure winning percentage, while the fifth-place Doosan Bears (30 wins, 1 draw, 32 losses, 0.484) to ninth-place Samsung Lions (26 wins, 38 losses, 0.406) are struggling with a four-figure winning percentage, and the last-place Hanwha Eagles (24 wins, 4 draws, 37 losses, 0.393) have failed to break out of the three-figure range.

LG snapped a four-game losing streak against NC with a 9-3 victory in the visiting team’s 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League opener at Changwon NC Park in Gyeongnam, South Korea, thanks to Hong Chang-ki’s RBI double in the top of the 10th inning of a 3-3 tie.

LG gave up two home runs to Park Gun-woo (1) and Yoon Hyung-jun (2) in the bottom of the fourth inning after leading 1-0 to fall to 1-3.

LG pulled within one run in the top of the sixth on a leadoff single by Park Hae-min, a stolen base and a sacrifice fly by Hong Chang-ki, and tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the eighth on a double to right by Moon Bo-kyung and an RBI single by Park Hae-min.

After NC had runners on first and second with no outs in the bottom of the ninth against LG closer Ko Woo-seok, but squandered the opportunity with a strikeout and pinch runner Jason Martin’s grounder to third, LG broke the game open in extra innings.

With runners on second and third after a passed ball, an infield hit, and a sacrifice bunt, Hong Chang-ki hit a game-winning double to center field.토토사이트주소

Hong scored on Jung Joo-hyun’s infield single, and Moon Sung-joo, who reached on an error by the second baseman, came home on Park Dong-won’s double down the left-field line.

No. 1 Hong Chang-ki went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, while No. 8 Park Hae-min went 5-for-4 with two RBIs.

Park stole second base in the sixth inning to become the 10th player in history to reach 350 steals.

Leaders SSG Landers defeated the Doosan Bears 3-1 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. Fifth-ranked Doosan suffered their third straight loss.

It was a frustrating game that saw both teams combine for 27 extra-base hits (13 for SSG and 14 for Doosan).

SSG scored the game-winning run in the fifth inning on Choi Ji-hoon’s priority double with runners on first and second, and added a run in the sixth by combining three hits.

In the ninth, Choi doubled and Guillermo Heredia followed with a single up the middle.

Doosan saved a serious lack of decisiveness in the ninth inning after blowing three tying runs in the first, fifth and sixth innings, with runners on first and second after back-to-back singles by Yang Seok-hwan and Yang Ji, and only escaping defeat on Kang Seung-ho’s single up the middle.

SSG starter Oh Won-seok was lucky to get the win after giving up four hits and five walks in five innings, while Doosan starter Choi Won-jun took the loss after giving up two runs in 5 1/3 innings.

In the big game, the Hanwha Eagles defeated the self-destructive KIA Tigers, 7-4, with nine walks. Hanwha snapped a three-game losing streak, while KIA slipped to seventh place in the standings.

Trailing 0-1 in the bottom of the third inning, Hanwha scored three runs thanks to a bad pitch from KIA starter Adonis Medina.

Medina gave up three consecutive singles to load the bases with nobody out.

Kim Yoo-shin, who took over the mound with the bases loaded, hit an RBI double to right field off Kim In-hwan.

After KIA got a run back on a wild pitch by Hanwha pitcher Felix Peña, Lee Woo-sung tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fifth inning with runners on first and second.

Hanwha scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the fifth when Lee Jin-young, who led off with a walk, made a deft sliding catch on Kim In-hwan’s priority double.

Moon Hyun-bin’s sacrifice fly to center field made it 5-3, and Jung Eun-won followed with an RBI single to right in the sixth.

Noh hit a solo shot in the eighth to seal the win. Noh homered for the second straight day, increasing his season total to 13.

The Kiwoom Heroes defeated the Samsung Lions 2-0 in Daegu to win their fourth straight game and move up one spot to sixth place.

After starting pitchers Chung Chan-heon (Kiwoom) and Won Tae-in (Samsung) tossed side-by-side seven scoreless innings to lead the pitching battle, the game came down to a bullpen duel in the 10th inning.

Lee Jung-hoo singled to right and Lee Won-seok, who played for Samsung until the beginning of the season, followed with a double to right-center to put runners on second and third with no outs.

Kiwoom scored two runs on two sacrifice flies by Lim Byung-wook and Kim Dong-heon.

Kim Jun-wan, who played left field as Kiwoom’s No. 1 hitter, caught Lee Jae-hyun’s single to left field with two outs in the top of the sixth inning and threw home Kim Hyun-joon.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, he made a diving catch on a hit by pinch-hitter Ahn Joo-hyung to help secure the win with his impressive defense.

KT WIZ pounded out 14 hits at home in Suwon to sweep the Lotte Giants 8-2 and extend its winning streak against Lotte to five games.

Eighth-place KT has won six of its last seven games and is within striking distance of a mid-table finish.

After giving up a run in the second inning on a fielding error, KT cut the deficit to 2-1 in the third on back-to-back RBI singles by Anthony Alford and Byung-ho Park.

After adding another run in the fifth inning with RBI singles by Kim Sang-soo, Kim Min-hyuk, and Alford, KT extended its lead to 6-1 in the sixth inning, starting with Hwang Jae-gyun’s RBI triple to right-center field with the bases loaded, followed by showers of hits by Choi Jae-dae, Ahn Chi-young, and Kim Sang-soo.

Kim Min-hyuk’s sacrifice fly and Jang Jang-woo’s RBI double added to the lead.

Kim Sang-soo went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored, while Hwang Jae-gyun went 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored.

Ko Young-pyo improved to 6-3 on the season with seven innings of four-hit ball, striking out five and allowing one run (unearned).

Lotte was shorthanded after ace Na Kyun-ahn was scratched after complaining of right elbow soreness.

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