The LG Twins defeated second-place KT Wiz with the cohesion of the batting line amidst the bullpen’s impeccable fighting, leaving them just one game away from winning the regular season for the first time in 29 years.
LG won 5-4 in the visiting game against kt wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 2nd. As the 3rd place NC Dinos lost that day, the ‘magic number’ for winning the regular season was finally reduced to 1.
LG will secure first place in the regular season on its own if it adds just one win out of the remaining nine games. This is LG’s first time going directly to the Korean Series since 1994, 바카라 when it last reached the top of the Korean Series.
On this day, LG, who selected rookie Kang Hyo-jong, who was brought up from the second team, as the starter, showed concentration by scoring all of their points after two outs.
In the top of the third inning, with two outs and runners on first and second base, LG took the lead with Park Hae-min’s hit to left, and Kim Hyun-soo hit a two-run hit to right to take a 3-0 lead. However, KT also launched a counterattack. After changing offense and defense, KT caught up with the score at 2-3 with Anthony Alford hitting a two-run home run to the left.
Accordingly, LG scored 1 run in the top of the 5th inning while KT’s second pitcher Ha Jun-ho threw 3 walks and 2 wild pitches and ran away with a 4-2 score. In the 7th inning, with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd bases, Oh Ji-hwan added 1 point with a double to the right field, widening the lead to 5-2 and winning the game.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, in the latter half of the game, KT scored 1 run with Kim Sang-soo’s double with no outs on first and second base, and with 1 out and the bases loaded, Hwang Jae-gyun drew a walk to tie the game again at 4-5. But that was it. With the bases loaded and one out, Alford hit a double play, destroying the opportunity for a comeback.
For LG, starter Kang Hyo-jong went down after allowing 2 runs in 3⅔ innings, but Lee Woo-chan (⅓ inning), Park Myung-geun (1 inning), Choi Dong-hwan (1 inning), Baek Seung-hyun (1 inning), Kim Dae-hyun (0 inning), and Kim Jin-seong (2 inning) followed. He threw and blocked KT’s pursuit until the end.