The KIA Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the NC Dinos to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Kia won 6-4 away from home against NC in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at NC Park in Changwon on April 26.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak and improved KIA’s record to 62-2-61 on the season. They moved within half a game of fifth-place SSG Landers (64-2-62), who had no games due to rain. Third-place NC is now 68-2-56.
KIA starter Kim Gun-gook pitched 4⅔ innings of one-run ball to set the stage for the win. The bullpen then secured the win, with closer Jung Hae-young earning his 17th save (3-3) with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.
At the plate, Lee Woo-seong singled up the middle with runners on first and third in the seventh inning.
NC starter Eric Peddie, who was looking for his 20th win of the season in the game, pitched six innings of one-run ball but was unable to get any support from his offense.
KIA took the lead in the top of the seventh inning with the score tied at 1-1 after back-to-back singles by Socrates Brito and Kim Sun-bin, followed by an RBI single by Lee Woo-sung. Kim Tae-gun and Park Chan-ho followed with RBI singles to score five runs. 메이저사이트
Leading 6-1, KIA gave up solo shots to Jason Martin and Seo Ho-cheol in the bottom of the seventh to cut the deficit to 6-3.
In the ninth inning, closer Jung Hae-young was faced with runners on first and second and third, but he did not allow another run, except for one on Park Dae-on’s infield grounder, to preserve the win.
Meanwhile, games scheduled for the day in Jamsil (LG Twins-KT Wiz), Incheon (Doosan Bears-SSG Landers), and Daejeon (Samsung Lions-Hanwha Eagles) were canceled due to rain.
The Jamsil LG-KT game and the Daejeon Samsung-Hanwha game will be rescheduled for a doubleheader the next day, April 27.
The teams will play the first game of the doubleheader at 3 p.m., with the second game 30 minutes after the first.
The Doosan-SSG game in Incheon will be organized at a later date. The two teams are already scheduled for a doubleheader on the 27th.