HAN YUSUM 4-HIT, 6-RBI SSG SOLIDIFIES 5TH PLACE 5-GAME LOSING STREAK LAVES NC A SHAKY 3RD
The defending champions SSG Landers are coming from behind in the regular season finale .SSG got a batting explosion from Han Yoo-seom, who hit a three-run home run, to win 10-5 against the NC Dinos of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Thursday .With the win, fifth-ranked SSG, which has won four straight games, took a step closer to punching its ticket to fall baseball .SSG also moved within one game of third-place NC and the Doosan Bears, who are now tied for third place.NC took the lead in the top of the fourth inning when Son Ah-seop doubled and came home on a sacrifice fly by Park Gun-woo. However, SSG responded with two runs after an infield single by Guillermo Heredia and an infield single by Han Yoo-seom .In the bottom of the fifth inning, NC scored six runs on four hits and two walks, including a three-run home run by Han Yoo-seom, to take a commanding 8-1 lead.NC took advantage of an SSG error in the top of the sixth inning to score three runs, including a two-run double by Kwon Hee-dong. However, SSG answered in the bottom of the seventh when Han Yoo-seom hit another two-run double to make it 10-4.Han went 4-for-4 with a home run and six RBIs .SSG starter Kim Kwang-hyun pitched six innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on seven hits, and was supported by his offense to earn the win. With the win, Kim has now pitched 2,413 innings in his career since his debut in 2007, making him the eighth pitcher in the KBO to surpass 2,000 innings .In Daegu, the eighth-ranked Hanwha Eagles defeated the ninth-ranked Samsung Lions 11-7 in a nail-biter. Hanwha scored the first two runs of the game in the top of the first inning as Samsung starter Kim Seo-joon walked four batters .Samsung responded with an RBI single by Kang Min-ho and a two-run home run by Jose Pirela to cut the deficit to 3-2 after an offensive shift .However, Hanwha tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the second on a wild pitch with runners on first and third, and scored two runs on two groundouts with the bases loaded to take a 5-3 lead. In the third, Chae Eun-sung’s RBI double made it 7-4, and in the top of the fifth, back-to-back RBI singles by Lee Jin-young and Choi In-ho were followed by an RBI double by Lee Myung-gi to make it 10-4.Samsung scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, including a solo home run by Ahn Ju-hyung, but could not overturn the deficit. In Suwon, where a doubleheader was played, the KIA Tigers won the first game 10-2, but the KT WIZ won the second game 3-2.Kia scored three runs in the second inning of game one on a two-run home run by Kim Do-young. KT got one back in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Anthony Alford, but KIA scored two runs in the top of the fourth on a double by Socrates Brito and an RBI single by Lee Woo-sung to take a 5-1 lead In the sixth inning, they capitalized on four hits and two walks, including a two-run double by Ko Jong-wook, to score five runs and take a 10-1 lead. In game two, KT took an early lead. KT opened the scoring in the top of the first inning with an RBI 스포츠토토 single by Alford, and in the bottom of the first inning, KT scored four runs on four consecutive hits.