Eight days ago, on the 10th, the professional baseball KIA Tigers seemed to have the right to decide the fall baseball match table, winning three consecutive games against the leading LG Twins, pressing the second-ranked kt wiz by two games.
At that time, the sixth-ranked Doosan Bears beat the Samsung Lions to record two consecutive wins, but the fall baseball seemed unclear due to a three-game gap with the fifth-ranked SSG Landers.
However, in just eight days, Doosan won seven consecutive games and KIA lost five consecutive games, completely changing its situation.
Fourth-ranked Doosan Bears won the match against fifth-ranked KIA Tigers on the day of rest, taking the advantage of advancing to the postseason.
Doosan beat KIA 8-4 in the visiting game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on the 18th.
Doosan has won seven consecutive games, widening the gap with KIA to two games.
KIA has lost five consecutive games, and its gap with SSG Landers in sixth place has also been reduced to zero. KIA barely maintained its fifth place, outpacing SSG by 0.001 winning rate.
Doosan beat opposing starter Hwang Dong-ha from the first inning. After Jung Soo-bin and Jose Rojas’ consecutive hits created a second and third base opportunity with no outs, Yang Seok-hwan’s infield grounder earned the first run.
Doosan’s bat exploded in the third inning with a 1-0 lead.
Rojas hit a three-run home run over the right fence with no outs and runners on first and second bases made by leadoff hitter Cho Ha-haeng’s hit to the right and Jung Soo-bin’s body.
Doosan’s attack continued. Yang Seok-hwan’s heavy hit made the first base with no outs, and Yang Eui-ji hit Hwang Dong-ha’s first pitch and fired a two-run shot to the left.
Doosan shook Hwang Dong-ha harder. Kang Seung-ho and Kim In-tae got consecutive walks and widened it to 7-0 with Cho Ha-haeng’s timely hit to the right.
There was also a crisis. Doosan gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning with an 8-0 lead and was on the verge of first and second bases with no outs, but Park Shin-ji blocked Na Sung-bum, Choi Hyung-woo, and Kim Sun-bin one after another, wiping away sweat.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Doosan also allowed Park Shin-ji to hit consecutive times and was driven to first and second bases with no outs, and Lee Young-ha, who appeared in relief, gave up a walk to Choi Won-jun and was chased to 8-4 after being hit by Kim Do-young hit a two-run timely hit.
However, Lee Young-ha escaped the crisis by preventing additional runs. 스포츠토토
Doosan finished the game with closer Jung Chul-won in the final defense of the ninth inning.
Doosan Rojas led the lineup with two hits, three RBIs and one run in four at-bats, including a home run.
Doosan starter Kwak Bin pitched six innings with eight hits, no outs, and five strikeouts, winning his 11th win (7 losses) of the season.