KIA won an extended bloody battle in the rain. In the second half of the game, pinch hitter Lee Woo-sung equalized, and Lee Chang-jin scored the winning run in extra time.
KIA won 4-3 against LG in Jamsil on the 28th. In the low-scoring aspect, reversals and reversals were repeated, but KIA laughed after a game that lasted more than 4 hours. Starting pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong allowed 3 runs in 5 innings. And after that, the six middle pitchers who took the mound combined for six scoreless innings. Kim Ki-hoon, Kim Dae-yu, Choi Ji-min, Jeon Sang-hyun, Lee Jun-young, and Jung Hae-young climbed the mound side by side to complete the victory.
In the other lineup, Kim Sun-bin flew with 3 hits in 5 at-bats. In particular, at the beginning of the 11th inning, he went on base with a hit as the lead batter and scored the winning run. It is KIA who won the first victory in the third overtime game this season.
With this victory, KIA’s season record was 10-11.
From the first point, KIA paid. In the first inning, KIA created a chance to run 2nd and 3rd with Ko Jong-wook’s right-handed hit and Kim Sun-bin’s double. In Hyeong-Woo Choi’s at-bat, third base runner Jong-Wook Ko stepped home and scored first with a foil. Choi Hyeong-woo chose a walk, and Hwang Dae-in’s sacrifice fly from 1st, 1st and 3rd base scored an extra point.
LG didn’t last long either. In the bottom of the second inning, Austin walked on base and Kim Hyun-soo hit left. Moon Bo-gyeong went on base with a ball that hit her body and got the bases safely. Park Dong-Won and Kim Min-Sung each struck out and the catcher fouled away, and the score seemed to be canceled, but Park Hae-Min scored two RBIs in a timely manner.
3rd base runner Austin and 2nd base runner Kim Hyun-soo, who broke the automatic start from the 2nd runner, hit home, and 1st base runner Moon Bo-gyeong also aimed for home. While Park Hae-min was caught on a rundown between first and second bases, Moon Bo-kyung ran all the way to home, but was tagged out at home and the bottom of the second inning ended.
LG took the lead in the bottom of the 5th in a tight 2-2 game. LG’s lead batter Kim Min-seong reached base with a double, and Park Hae-min’s grounder from second base reached third base. In place of Kim Min-seong, Seo Geon-chang played as the runner in the 1st and 3rd base, and Hong Chang-ki made a timely hit to give LG a 3-2 leadㅋㅋㅋ벳.
KIA did not just back down. In the top of the 8th inning, pinch hitter Lee Woo-sung made a home run of gold. Attack Lee Jung-yong’s fastball and draw an arch over the left-middle fence, 3-3. The game is back to square one. Lee Woo-sung hit his first pinch-hitter home run with this home run.
With the score tied at 3-3, the game went into overtime. At the beginning of the 11th inning, KIA became 1st and 2nd base with a right-handed hit by lead batter Kim Seon-bin and a walk by Hwang Dae-in after 1 death. In the chance, Socrates’ infield hit resulted in one out and bases loaded. And Lee Chang-jin recorded a sacrifice fly of a thousand gold.
At the end of the 11th inning, KIA, who led the game, ended the game with Jeong Hae-young. Hong Chang-ki’s strong batted ball went to the front of the fielder, and a double play was completed.
For LG, starting pitcher Lim Chan-gyu recorded 2 runs (1 earned) in 5.1 innings. Lim Chan-gyu finished the mound with the lead, but Lee Jung-yong hit a home run to tie the score in the top of the 8th inning. And Yoo Young-chan gave up a run in the top of the 11th inning and lost after overtime.
With the defeat on this day, LG’s season record was 15 wins and 9 losses. Within a day, he went from single leader to second place again.