It is a ‘point-to-point approach’.

Professional baseball’s LG Twins won the regular season for the first time in 29 years and came within 3 wins of reaching the most wins in club history (87 wins in 2022), while KT Wiz is working to solidify second place, with 3 wins from Doosan Bears, SSG Landers, and NC Dinos. The above competition is becoming increasingly heated.스포츠토토

Among the 144 games of the season, 3rd place Doosan (70 wins, 2 draws, 62 losses, 0.530), 4th place SSG (70 wins, 3 draws, 63 losses, 0.526) and NC (70 wins, 2 draws, 63 losses, 0.526), ​​both reached the 70-win mark. is in a close race with a 0.5 game lead with about 10 games left until the end of the regular season.

The last-minute competition for third place was fueled by ‘defending champion’ SSG’s 5 consecutive wins and NC’s 6 straight losses.

SSG came from behind to win 4-3 in the home game against NC in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 5th.

SSG, with its 5-game winning streak, moved up one place to 4th place with NC, which was mired in 6-game losing streak.

The Doosan Bears took a break without a game for two days, but went from 4th place the day before to a tie for 3rd place and ended up in 3rd place.

NC, showing signs of a group slump at the end, took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Park Min-woo, who hit a heavy hit, succeeded in stealing second base, and Jason Martin hit a timely hit with two outs later.

In the second inning, following consecutive hits by Seo Ho-cheol and Park Se-hyuk, Kim Han-byeol’s infield grounder added one point to make it 2-0.

However, in the bottom of the second inning, SSG tied the score at 2-2 with Hanyu Seom’s body hit and Ha Jae-hoon’s double to the left field, followed by Kim Seong-hyun’s timely hit and Kim Min-sik’s sacrifice fly.

In the third inning, Oh Tae-gon, who walked, reached third base with a stolen base and a wild pitch, then scored on Choi Joo-hwan’s ground ball to make it 3-2. In the fourth inning, Kim Chan-hyung’s timely hit added one run to make it 4-2.

In the top of the 5th inning, with bases loaded and 1 out, Park Geon-woo hit a sacrifice fly to lead NC to 4-5, but they were unable to overcome the 1-point gap.

 LG beats Lotte and wins 4 times in a row… The LG Twins, the first-place team that secured a direct advance to the Korean Series on the verge of breaking the club’s record for most wins,

defeated the Lotte Giants 5-3 in a visit to Busan and won four games in a row.

LG, with 84 wins, 2 draws, and 51 losses, is looking to break the club’s record for most wins (87 wins in 2022).

LG scored 3 runs in the top of the second inning while Lotte’s fielders committed two errors, and added 1 run in the 5th inning with Moon Seong-ju’s double.

In the 6th inning, Heo Do-hwan added 1 point with a timely hit to take the lead to 5-0.

Lotte made up for 1 run with bases loaded and 1 out in the bottom of the 7th inning thanks to a walk by Jeong Hoon, and added 2 more runs in the 9th with timely hits from Jun-woo Jeon and Kang-nam Yoo, but they were unable to turn it around in the end.

LG starter Lim Chan-gyu pitched 6⅓ innings, allowing 6 hits and 1 run, recording his personal high of 13 wins (3 losses).

■ KT overpowers KIA for two days in a row…

In Suwon, KT Wiz defeated KIA Tigers 5-3, solidifying second place by 3.5 games .

KT, which won for two days in a row, widened its lead over the third-place Doosan Bears to 3.5 games and solidified second place.

KIA took the lead in the top of the third inning when Kim Do-young hit a two-run home run to left.

However, in the bottom of the 3rd inning, with 1 out and 1st and 3rd base, KT tied the score with Hwang Jae-gyun’s timely hit and the opponent’s error, and Park Byeong-ho’s left-handed hit and Jang Seong-woo’s sacrifice fly led to a 4-2 lead.

In the 5th inning, Sangsu Kim hit a solo home run to make it 5-2.

When Kim Do-young, who walked in the top of the 6th inning, succeeded in stealing second base, KIA made up for 1 run with a timely hit to left-center field by Kim Sun-bin, but was unable to chase down any more.

KT starter Cho Yi-hyun became the winning pitcher by allowing 3 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings.

KIA starting pitcher Yang Hyun-jong allowed 5 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits through the 6th inning, suffering the loss.

■ 9th place Samsung, revenge on Hanwha in the 8th episode… Seunghwan Oh’s first 400 saves -1

In Daegu, the Samsung Lions avenged their loss the previous day by beating the Hanwha Eagles 3-1.

Samsung took the lead in the bottom of the second inning with a timely hit by Lee Seong-gyu and took a 2-0 lead in the third inning with Jose Pirella’s timely hit.

In the 4th inning, Kim Young-woong hit a solo home run to make it 3-0.

Hanwha was only able to make up for one run in the top of the sixth inning thanks to Moon Hyun-bin’s timely hit.

Samsung starter David Buchanan recorded 6 strikeouts in 8 innings and allowed 5 hits and 1 run, earning his 12th win (8 losses).

Oh Seung-hwan, the ‘final king’ who took the mound in the top of the 9th inning, achieved 399 saves for the first time in KBO League history, taking one step closer to the 400-save feat. 

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