Saturday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/06)

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Doosan 4 - Samsung 2, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Doosan got on the board first with an RBI single by Kim Hyun-Soo in the bottom of the 1st to go up 1-0. The Bears would increase their lead to 4-0 by the end of the 5th inning. Samsung would score their only runs on solo homeruns by Kim Sang-Su and Choi Hyeong-Woo late in the game. Doosan's Yu Heui-Kwan pitched 7 1/3 innings allowing 6 hits and 1 run. to earn himself the win. The loss went to Samsung starter Yoon Sung-Hwan. Doosan has now won 2 games in a row against the first place Lions, while Samsung will try to avoid the sweep tomorrow in the final game of the series.

Hanwha 9 - SK 3, Daejeon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Hanwha did most of their scoring early in the game, ahead 8-2 after 3 innings of play. Left fielder Choi Jin-Haeng lead the way, going 3 for 4 with a homerun and 3 RBIs. Second baseman Lee Hak-Jun added a homerun in the bottom of the 2nd, the first homerun of his 7-year KBO career. SK would be unable to climb out of the hole they dug for themselves. The win went to Kim Hyuk-Min who allowed 5 hits and 3 runs in 5 2/3 innings. SK's Jo-Jo Reyes had his worst start so far this season, allowing 6 runs in just 2 innings to pick up the loss. 

Nexen 6 - LG 3, Seoul (Mokdong) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

LG held on to a slim lead early on, ahead 3-2 as late as the 6th inning, but Nexen had more in them in the late innings. The Heroes would score 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th off of a walk, 2 doubles, and 2 singles to take the lead at 5-3. One more run was added in the bottom of the 7th to give us the final score of 6-3. Nexen outfielder Moon Woo-Ram followed up his 4 for 5 performance yesterday by going 3 for 4 today with 2 doubles and a single. Moon is batting .714 over the past 3 games. Nexen's Kim Young-Min earned the win while LG's Ryu Jae-Kuk picked up his first loss of the season. Nexen now leads the series 2-0. It is the first time LG has lost 2 games in a row since May 17-18. Their 10-series winning streak will also come to an end, as they try to avoid the sweep tomorrow in Mokdong.

Moon Woo-Ram has been on fire for Nexen lately

KIA 8 - Lotte 6, Gwangju [Box Score] [Video Highlights] [Full Game Video]

Lotte catcher Kang Min-Ho hit a 3-run homerun in the bottom of the 1st, and the Giants would go on to lead 5-1 after 5 innings. KIA, however, did not give up and put together a late game comeback. Lee Bum-Ho hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 6th, and the Tigers scored 5 more runs in the bottom of the 7th. KIA starter Yoon Suk-Min earned his first win of the season after allowing 5 runs in 6 innings. The loss went to Lotte reliever Chong Tae-Hyon.

Lee Bum-Ho's 2-run homerun to get KIA's comeback started