Saturday KBO Game Highlights (2013/06/15)

LG 9 - Nexen 0, Seoul (Jamsil)

LG's Radhames Liz pitched a great game, going the full 9 innings allowing just 5 hits for his first complete game shutout of his KBO career. With the score tied 0-0, a bizarre sequence took place in the bottom of the 5th inning. With 2 outs and the bases loaded, Nexen's Brandon Knight was on the mound facing LG's Park Yong-Taik. Park hit a grounder to third base and Nexen third baseman Kim Min-Seong made a diving stop and threw the ball to second base. It looked like an out, and some of the Nexen team had already begun running off the field, but the umpire ruled the play safe. The call was argued, but in the end it would stand, and the inning would continue. LG, now leading 1-0, would go on to score a total of 8 runs in the inning, all with 2 outs on the board, including a grand slam by center fielder Lee Byeong-Kyu. The Twins would score one more run in the bottom of the 7th on a solo homerun from Moon Seon-Jae to give us the final score of 9-0. LG now leads the series 2-0. It will be the 8th consecutive series that LG has won.

The controversial play in the 5th inning

Lee Byeong-Kyu's grand slam

Hanwha 3 - Lotte 2, Busan

The game was tied 2-2 after 6 innings. The game winner came in the top of the 7th in the form of an RBI single by Hanwha first baseman Kim Tae-Wan. Kim Hyuk-Min got the win for the Eagles, giving up 6 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings of work. The loss went to Lotte reliever Kang Yong-Sik, as starter Ko Won-Jun left the game with the score tied after 6 innings. The series is tied 1-1.

NC 8 - Samsung 3, Changwon

Samsung first baseman Lee Seung-Yeop hit a solo homerun for Samsung in the bottom of the 8th, his 351st homerun of his career which ties the all-time record set by now retired former Samsung teammate Yang Joon-Hyuk. One more homerun will give Lee the record. Unfortunately, this was the only good news for Samsung today. The Dinos scored early and often, leading 7-0 after 5 innings.  So Min-Han was the winning pitcher, allowing 5 hits and zero runs in 5 1/3 innings. The series is tied 1-1

Lee Seung-Yeop's record-tying homerun

KIA 8 - SK 3, Gwangju

SK had the early lead, up 3-0 after 3 innings. All of the Wyverns' scoring came from 2 homeruns, including a 2-run homer from Cho In-Sung in the 2nd and a solo shot from Choi Jeong in the 3rd. It was Choi's 16th homerun of the year, which makes him the league leader. SK would not score at all in the final 6 innings. KIA won the game on 4 runs in each of the 5th and 6th innings. Kim Joo-Chan went 2 for 3 for KIA and racked up 5 RBIs. Yang Hyeon-Jong got the win, his 8th of the season, making him the first pitcher this year to earn 8 wins. Chris Seddon took the loss for SK. With the rainout yesterday, KIA leads the series 1-0.