LG proves its championship credentials

Defeats KT in a ‘right-handed battle’ to solidify its lead

LG closer Go Woo-seok celebrates his team’s 5-4 victory over the KT Wiz during the 2023 KBO Baseball Game between the LG Twins and KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea, on Sept. 5.

An abrupt 1-hour, 44-minute stoppage of play didn’t stop LG.

Leader LG held off a late charge from second-place KT to resume its quest for the top spot in the regular season.

LG held on to Kim Hyun-soo’s game-winning hit in the sixth inning to secure a thrilling one-run victory, 5-4, 한국야동 against visiting KT at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Friday.

It was a crucial three-game series that could prove to be a watershed moment in the race for first place in the regular season.

The previous day, LG had a 5.5-game lead over KT, but if KT swept the three-game series, the gap would be reduced to 2.5 games. However, LG maintained their focus until the very end and took the first game of the three-game series, extending their lead to 6.5 games.

The game was suspended for 1 hour and 44 minutes due to sudden heavy rain during the game. The game was suspended at the end of the third inning with LG leading 4-2, but the wait was so long that both starting pitchers (Choi Won-tae of LG and Cuevas of KT) could only throw three innings each.

LG Twins players celebrate after winning the game between LG Twins and KT Wiz with a score of 5-4 during the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game between LG Twins and KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea, on Sept. 5.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, LG tied the game at 4-4 thanks to a solo home run by KT’s Choi Jae-dae and an RBI single by Hwang Jae-gyun. However, in the top of the sixth inning, leadoff hitter Hong Chang-ki doubled to left-center and then scored on a sacrifice bunt to put runners on third and fourth with Kim Hyun-soo’s RBI single to right to take a 5-4 lead.

In the bottom of the eighth, reliever Park Myung-geun gave up a double to Jang Jang-woo and a walk to Kim Min-hyuk to put runners on first and second. At this point, LG showed a strong will to win by calling up closer Go Woo-seok.

Go induced a hard-hit grounder against Lee Ho-yeon, which LG shortstop Oh Ji-hwan turned into a double play. After catching the ball, Oh lightly touched the second base line with his right toe before throwing to first base. Go Woo-seok pitched the bottom of the ninth to preserve the win. KT, 성인웹툰 which has lost four straight games, is now one game behind third-place SSG.

The game between the LG Twins and KT Wiz in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ is suspended due to sudden rain in the top of the fourth inning at KT Wiz Park in Jangan-gu, Suwon, on Sept. 5.

NC moved back into fourth place with a 2-1 win over Kiwoom in Changwon behind a seven-inning no-hitter from Ace Peddie and a game-winning two-run homer from Park Gun-woo.

Park hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning with the bases loaded and one out on a changeup that fell just outside of Kiwoom starter McKinney’s glove. Kiwoom pulled to within one run in the top of the ninth on Lim Byung-wook’s RBI single to left-center, but couldn’t put the game away. NC starter Peddie improved to 17-6 with seven innings of two-hit, 11-strikeout ball. He lowered his ERA to 2.28 and moved into sole possession of first place in both wins and ERA.

NC ace Peddie to pitch in home game against Keum on Friday.

In Daejeon, SSG snapped a four-game losing streak with an 11-6 victory over Hanwha, led by Han Yoo-seom’s 4-for-4 performance with four RBIs. Han Yoo-seom, batting seventh and playing right field, led the offense by reaching base in all five at-bats, starting with a double to center in the second, followed by a home run in the fourth, a walk in the sixth, and singles to right in the seventh and eighth.

In Ulsan, Lotte, led by Yoo Kang-nam’s three-run homer, cruised to a 10-3 win over Samsung. Lotte took the lead in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Nico Gudrum before Yoo Kang-nam blasted a three-run home run over the left-center field fence. Lotte trailed 3-5 in the top of the fifth, but scored two runs in the bottom of the inning on RBI singles by Yoon Dong-hee and Jeong Hoon.

The Kia-Dusan game, which was scheduled to take place the same day at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, 19가이드03 was canceled due to localized heavy rain just before the game.

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