Jang Won Seo Reporter = The LG Twins swept the Lotte Giants to claim a sweep of the three-game series.
LG won 7-3 at home against Lotte in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Friday.
With the win, LG extended its winning streak to two games and moved to 43 wins, 2 draws, and 26 losses, closing to within half a game of first-place SSG Landers, which lost to the Samsung Lions on the same day토스카지노.
Lotte, on the other hand, suffered a heartbreaking upset and lost their second straight game. With 33 points from 33 games, they are on the verge of collapse.
Lotte struck first.
In the top of the third inning, Choi Dong-hwan singled with one out to load the bases, and a batter later, Ahn Chi-hong drove in a run on a wild pitch. Han Dong-hee then struck out, but Park Seung-wook followed with an RBI double to make it 3-0.
Down 3-0, LG scored its first run in the bottom of the fifth. After walking Dan Stratley to load the bases, Moon Sung-joo grounded out to second base, allowing Jung Joo-hyun to score from third. However, the next batter, Kim Hyun-soo, flied out to right field and Moon Sung-joo failed to steal second base, leaving the tying run stranded.
LG made up for its offensive disappointment in the fifth inning in the seventh. With one out and Moon Sung-ju batting, pinch runner Hong Chang-ki reached on a throwing error by opposing pitcher Kim Sang-soo, and Moon scored on a wild pitch. With the bases loaded and one out, Kim Hyun-soo singled to reliever Koo Seung-min, scoring Moon Sung-joo to tie the game.
With momentum on their side, LG produced a big inning in the bottom of the eighth.
With runners on first and second, Shin Min-jae hit a grounder to shortstop, but Lotte shortstop Park Seung-wook’s underthrow was not caught by second baseman Ahn Chi-hong, allowing the ball to drop. In the meantime, second baseman Moon Bo-kyung quickly rushed home to tie the game.
Lotte brought up Kim Won-joong for the final out, but LG’s momentum didn’t stop. After Hong Chang-ki singled to load the bases again, LG scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as Moon Sung-ju doubled and Kim Hyun-soo added an RBI single. The score was 7-3.
With the game in hand, LG brought in Go Woo-seok to close out the ninth inning and close the door on the game.
LG, which led the league with 20 come-from-behind wins before this game, ended the week on a happy note with its 21st come-from-behind win.