Friday Game Highlights (2013/05/24)

LG 4 - SK 3, Seoul (Jamsil)

The Twins scored the first run in the bottom of the 2nd on a string of three singles. SK would take the lead in the top of the 4th when they scored three runs, capped off by a solo homerun from first baseman Park Jung-Kwon. The lead wouldn't last long though, as LG responded immediately by scoring three runs of their own in the bottom of the 4th off of three more singles and a sacrifice bunt. There would be no more scoring during the final five innings of the game, and the game ended with a score of 4-3. LG closer Bong Jung-Keun earned his 11th save of the season, and LG has now won three games in a row.

Lotte 2 - Nexen 1, Seoul (Mokdong)

Lotte third baseman Hwang Jae-Gyun hit a two-run homerun in the top of the 3rd, scoring all of the Giants' runs with one swing of the bat. Hwang finished the game with 3 walks, a homerun, a stolen base, and 2 RBIs. Nexen would score one run in the bottom of the 5th when third baseman Kim Min-Seong hit a triple to right field with no outs. He was brought home when the next batter, Yoo Han-Joon, hit a grounder to second base earning the RBI, but it would be the only run Nexen would be able to score. Lotte starter Song Seung-Jun earned the win, going 7 innings while allowing just 3 hits and one run. With the loss, Nexen dropped out of first place behind Samsung.

Samsung 8 - Hanwha 1, Daejeon

Samsung dominated the game, with Hanwha's only run coming off a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 6th. Hanwha finished the game with only four hits. Samsung was lead by catcher Jin Kab-Yong who went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs and 1 run scored. Dutch starting pitcher Rick VandenHurk picked up the win, his third of the season. Following the win, the Lions moved back into first place ahead of the Nexen Heroes.

Interview with Rick VandenHurk (English)

NC 10 - KIA 5, Gwangju

NC scored all of their runs early in the game, leading 10-0 after the 4th inning. KIA wouldn't score their first run until the bottom of the 8th, but the comeback effort was too little too late. NC starter Charlie Shirek earned his second win of the season, going 7 innings and allowing 2 hits, 3 walks, and zero runs while striking out 8 batters. KIA starter Seo Jae-Weong had a rough day, lasting only 4 2/3 innings, allowing 9 hits, 3 walks, and 10 runs. NC has now won three games in a row.