Saturday Game Highlights (2013/05/25)

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Nexen 4 - Lotte 3, Seoul (Mokdong)

There was a sellout crowd in Mokdong, perhaps a sign that fans are starting to notice Nexen's success this year. The large crowd was treated to a close game, tied 3-3 heading into the bottom of the 9th. Nexen shortstop Kang Jung-Ho lead off the inning with a double to left field, and pinch hitter Seo Dong-Wook drew a walk to put runners on first and second with no outs. Third baseman Kim Min-Seong was next to bat, and after faking a bunt he hit a grounder to the third base side that managed to get through to the outfield, allowing Kang to score the winning run from second base, and ending the game. The series is now tied at one game each, with the rubber match scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Mokdong.

Kim Min Seong's fake bunt walk-off single

NC 9 - KIA 2, Gwangju

A sellout crowd in Gwangju got to see one of the more unusual homeruns this year. KIA's Kim Seon-Bin hit one deep to left in the bottom of the 1st inning. The ball bounced off of the top of the fence, and took a very unpredictable bounce into left-center field. The ball was still live, although it's unclear whether NC left fielder Kwon Hee-Dong realized this at first, as it took him a while to recover the ball. Kim made it all the way around the bases, and the play was ruled an inside the park homerun, giving KIA an early 1-0 lead. This lead wouldn't last however, as NC went on to score 9 runs off of 14 hits, including a big 6 runs in the top of the 4th. NC starting pitcher Adam Wilk was credited with the win. KIA has now lost 4 of their last 6 games. NC leads the series 2-0

Kim Seon-Bin's inside the park homerun

SK 5 - LG 1, Seoul (Jamsil)

SK starter Jo-Jo Reyes was the story of this game. He lasted 8 innings and gave up just 4 hits, 1 run and zero walks while striking out 5 LG batters. On the offensive side, left fielder Park Jae-Sang went 2 for 3, including a solo homerun in the 4th inning. He also had 1 stolen base. This series is tied at 1-1.

Jo-Jo Reyes post-game interview (English)

Samsung 6 - Hanwha 1, Daejeon

Different day, same story: Hanwha failed to put runs on the board. Center fielder Jeong Hyeong-Sik lead the way for Samsung, going 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Starting pitcher Bae Young-Soo earned the win, his 7th win of the season, more than any other pitcher in the league this year. Samsung leads the series 2-0.