NC defeats Samsung for second straight day

The NC Dinos defeated the Samsung Lions for the second straight day in a rain-soaked game.

The Dinos rode home runs by Kim Sung-wook and Park Geon-woo to a 5-1 victory over the visiting Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea, on Tuesday.

With both the first through third-place teams losing, fourth-place NC, which has won two straight, moved to within 1.5 games of third-place SSG Landers, which has lost three straight.

They also narrowed the gap to 3.5 games with second-place KT WIZ.

The game was suspended due to heavy rain after the end of the second inning, which was 0-0, and resumed after one hour and 28 minutes.

NC scored right away when Samsung changed pitchers from Won Tae-in to Lee Jae-ik after the game resumed.

In the top of the third inning, after two hits and a walk, Oh Young-soo hit a two-run double to left field for a 2-0 lead.

Samsung got one run back in the bottom of the fifth inning after Kim Ji-chan drew a walk and Kim Hyun-joon followed with a triple to right field.

However, NC answered in the top of the seventh inning with a solo home run to left field by leadoff hitter Kim Sung-wook to make the score 3-1.

With runners on first and third, Kim Hyung-jun singled to right center to give NC a 4-1 lead.

In the top of the ninth inning, Park Gun-woo hit a solo shot to left field to win the game.

NC starter Lee Jae-hak pitched five innings of six-hit ball to earn the win despite a lengthy rain delay.

In Incheon, the KIA Tigers blasted three home runs to defeat the SSG Landers 12-4.

Riding a seven-game winning streak, the Tigers moved to within 2.5 games of the sixth-place Doosan Bears, whose game was canceled due to rain earlier in the day.

KIA opened the scoring in the first inning with two walks and runners on first and second, Choi Hyung-woo laced a double down the right field line and Socrates Brito followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.

In the top of the second, Hwang Dae-in walked and “backup catcher” Han Jun-soo hit a two-run home run to right field to make it 4-0.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Oh Tae-gon singled up the middle and stole second, and Kim Sung-hyun followed with a single to left to cut the deficit to one run.

However, KIA regained the lead in the top of the seventh when Socrates doubled with runners on first and second and Ko Jong-wook singled to right to make it 7-3.

In the top of the eighth inning, Na Sung-bum hit a two-run homer to center field and Oh Sun-woo added a three-run shot to left field for a 9-4 KIA lead.

Na has been cannonballing for the last three games in a row, while Oh hit his first home run in three seasons.

KIA starter Yoon Young-cheol gave up three runs on seven hits in five innings, but the offense helped him get the win.

Third-place SSG suffered its third straight loss.

At the Gocheok Dome, the Kiwoom Heroes defeated the KT WIZ 3-0 behind a surprise performance by starter Kim Sun-ki.

With their third straight victory, the ninth-ranked Kiwoom belatedly reached the 50-win plateau (70 losses, 3 draws).

Kim, who has been the starting pitcher since late August, pitched six innings of three-hit ball to earn his first win of the season (2-1).

Kiwoom took a 2-0 lead in the first inning after leadoff hitter Kim Tae-jin drew an infield single and two walks, followed by Song Sung-moon’s sacrifice fly to left field and Lee Ju-hyung’s RBI single to right.

In the third, Song drove in Ronnie Dawson, who doubled, with a single to right to make it 3-0.

There were no more runs, but the team’s mound shut down the KT bats.

Kim Sun-ki pitched six innings, followed by Yoon Seok-won, Ha Young-min, and Kim Jae-woong, who each pitched one inning to complete the shutout.

It was the second straight loss for second-place KT, which managed just three hits.

In Jamsil, the last-place Hanwha Eagles snapped an eight-game losing streak with a hard-fought 5-3 victory over the first-place LG Twins.

Hanwha jumped out to a 3-0 lead after starting pitcher Ricardo Sanchez struck out six and held the LG bats to three hits and zero runs over six innings.

In the second inning, Jang Jin-hyuk led off with a single to center field.

In the sixth inning, Noh Si-hwan hit a two-run home run to left field to make it 3-0.

The home run leader reached the 30-homer mark for the first time in a season since making his debut in 2019.

LG tied the game in the bottom of the eighth when Park Hae-min hit a thunderous three-run homer to right field with runners on first and third.

But in the top of the ninth, closer Ko Woo-seok collapsed.

With the bases loaded, Hanwha scored the game-winning run when Lee Jin-young hit a two-run double to left field.

The Doosan Bears-Lotte Giants game at Sajik Stadium in Busan was canceled due to rain.

The game will be rescheduled for Monday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the same venue.

Meanwhile, 73,773 fans attended the four stadiums on Sunday, bringing the season attendance to 6.148 million after 558 games, surpassing last year’s total (6.076 million). 토토사이트

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