KIA ace Yang Hyeon-jong (35) stepped on the 160-win tally for the third time in professional baseball history.
Yang Hyeon-jong started the KBO League home game against Samsung at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 22nd, blocked 5 innings with 1 run, and passed the mound to Jeon Sang-hyun in the top of the 6th inning, leading 5-1.
As the KIA bullpen kept a 6-2 victory with only one more point, Yang Hyeon-jong achieved 160 wins for the third time after Song Jin-woo (210 wins) and Jeong Min-cheol (161 wins) with his first win of the season. If Yang Hyeon-jong adds only two wins, he will rise to second place alone in the ranking of the most wins ever.안전놀이터
Yang Hyeon-jong, who received 3 hits, won the victory after giving up 4 walks and minimizing the number of runs by striking out 7. Yang Hyeon-jong, who gave Gong Min-gyu a double in mid-month at the first base of the 5th inning with a lead of 5-0, allowed Jose Pirella and Lee Won-seok to walk consecutively in the beginning of the 6th inning, and then gave up.
Jeon Sang-hyun got a right-handed hit by Kang Min-ho and was on the verge of being safely loaded with a sense of crisis, but after that, he struck out Jae-il Oh, Jae-hyeon Lee, and Min-gyu Gong one after another, supporting and hunting down his senior’s record.
KIA scored first with Kim Sun-bin’s timely left-handed hit at the end of the first inning, with two outs on first and second base, which was tied up with Ko Jong-wook’s hit and Choi Hyung-woo’s walk. In Lee Chang-jin’s left-handed hit, Byeon Woo-hyeok scooped up a slider on the body of Samsung starter Won Tae-in and made a reservation for the team’s victory with his first full base total in his career.
Leading LG beat Hanwha 3-0 in an away game in Daejeon and went on to win four consecutive victories. SSG defeated Kiwoom 3-2 at home. 2nd place SSG also blew the whistle for three straight wins and chased LG by one game. In the bottom of the 8th inning, where the score was 2-2, Hanyu Island hit a left-handed hit at the bottom of the 8th inning and scored the final blow in 2 consecutive games following the previous day. Doosan defeated KT 5-1 at home and went on a three-game winning streak. In the bottom of the 6th inning with Doosan leading 2-0, Yang Seok-hwan hit a two-run four, and in the bottom of the 7th, Ahn Jae-seok hit a solo home run. Yang Seok-hwan hit the top spot in home runs alone with his 5th cannon of the season.
Lotte beat NC 10-6 and jumped to 4th place with 3 consecutive wins. NC, who suffered 4 consecutive losses, fell to 5th place.