Professional baseball KIA Tigers achieved a great reversal of 4 consecutive wins after 5 consecutive losses.
KIA won 3-2 thanks to a two-run home run by foreign hitter Socrates Brito in the Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes match held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 20th.
On the 16th, KIA, who broke a 5-game losing streak against Samsung in Daegu, won four games (one game was canceled in the rain). KIA, which surpassed the 50% win rate with 18 wins and 17 losses, raised expectations for a leap to the top.
The first contributor was Socranes. Socrates made a splash on this day, posting two runs, two RBIs, and two hits in four at-bats, including a two-run home run.
At the end of the 3rd inning, trailing 1-2, Socrates scooped up a two-seam fastball from Kiwoom starter Ariel Hurado, leading to a come-from-behind final two-run home run leaving the right wall.
Socrates, who hit 3 homers and 7 RBIs in the last 4 games, proved that he got back on track after the sluggishness at the beginning of the season. He also continued his three-game multi-hit streak and six-game hitting streak.
KIA starter Medina blocked 5 innings with 4 hits, 3 walks and 2 runs, recording his 2nd win (5th loss) of the season. From the 6th inning, Lim Ki-young (1⅓ innings) – Lee Jun-young (⅓ innings) – Jeon Sang-hyun (⅔ innings) – Choi Ji-min (⅔ innings) – Jung Hae-young (1 innings) threw 4 scoreless innings.
After starting Kiwoom, Rado blocked 6 innings with 6 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned runs), but he was defeated without help from the bat and defense.
In an away game against the Lotte Giants held at Sajik Stadium in Busan, SSG Landers avenged the previous day’s loss by winning 5-0 thanks to the brilliant performance of ace Kim Kwang-hyun.
At Sajik Stadium, where the second full crowd (22,990) of the season, Kim Gwang-hyun threw the ball even more excitedly. He allowed one hit and no run while striking out nine in six innings. Not even a single sand dune was allowed 스포츠토토.
Since May 27, 2015, Kim Gwang-hyun has won 11 consecutive wins against Lotte. He also continued his 7-game winning streak at Sajik Stadium. On the other hand, Lotte starting pitcher Dan Strayley became the losing pitcher after giving up 5 runs (4 earned runs) in 5 innings due to pitching difficulties.
In an away game against KT Wiz held at Suwon KT Wiz Park, the Doosan Bears won 6-0 thanks to ace Raul Alcantara’s 8 scoreless innings and José Rojas’ hit a home run.
Alcantara, who continued the no-hitter march without allowing a single hit until the 7th inning, failed to set a record because KT Lee Ho-yeon got a heavy hit in the bottom of the 8th inning with one out.
Alcantara won 5 wins (2 losses) of the season with 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 8 innings. The season ERA was lowered from 1.50 to 1.29. Doosan foreign hitter Jose Rojas led the batting line with 2 hits, 3 RBIs and 2 runs in 4 at-bats, including a home run in consecutive hits.