Tuesday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/30)

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Hanwha 10 - Nexen 3, Seoul (Mokdong) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

The Hanwha Eagles took the weekend off, and the rest seems to have done the team well. Hanwha wasted no time, scoring 6 runs in the top of the 1st inning. The Eagles finished the game with 10 runs, which is their second highest run total this season. DH Kim Tae-Wan went 3 for 4 with 3 doubles and first baseman Kim Tae-Kyun went 2 for 4 with a double, a homerun, 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored, leading the way for Hanwha. Dana Eveland got the win after allowing 6 hits and 3 runs in 7 1/3 innings. The loss went to Nexen's Kang Yoon-Koo who pitched 6 innings allowing 9 runs off of 11 hits. The only bright spot for Nexen was rookie DH Ahn Tae-Yeong who went 2 for 3 with 2 singles and a hit by pitch. After 3 KBO games Ahn's batting average stands at .800.

NC 4 - SK 2, Incheon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Each team scored a run in the first inning to put the score at an even 1-1 early on. NC took the lead in the top of the 5th on a solo homerun by third baseman Mo Chang-Min. The Dinos added 2 more runs in the top of the 6th on back to back solo homeruns from Lee Ho-Jun and Kwon Hee-Dong to bring the score to 4-1. An RBI single by SK left fielder Cho Dong-Hwa in the bottom of the 7th would make the score 4-2, but it would be the last run of the game. NC's Eric Hacker was the winning pitcher, allowing 2 runs off of 4 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Loss went to SK's Jo-Jo Reyes, his 10th loss of the season and 4th loss out of his last 5 starts. Reyes becomes the first pitcher this year to reach 10 losses.

Lotte 6 - Doosan 2, Busan [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Doosan put the first run on the board in the top of the 1st in the form of an RBI single from right fielder Min Byeong-Heon, but the lead would not last long as Lotte tied the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the 2nd on a solo homerun by Yong Deok-Han. The Giants would go on to score 5 more runs in the bottom of the 5th, an inning that included 2 doubles, 3 singles, an error, and a sacrifice fly to put Lotte ahead 6-1. Doosan would manage to score one more in the top of the 7th on an RBI single by catcher Yang Yui-Ji, but it wasn't enough to get a comeback started. Chris Oxsrping got the win for Lotte, allowing just 3 hits in 6 innings of work. The Loss went to Doosan's No Kyeong-Eun who allowed 3 earned runs off of 10 hits in 6 innings.

Samsung 8 - KIA 5, Gwangju [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

KIA briefly held the lead in this one after third baseman Lee Bum-Ho hit a 2-RBI double in the bottom of the 1st to put the tigers ahead 2-0, but Samsung would tie it up in the top of the 3rd on a 2-run homerun by Choi Hyeong-Woo. The Lions added 5 more runs in the top of the 4th to take the lead for good. The top of the 4th also included a bench clearing incident after KIA starrter Kim Jin-Woo nearly hit Samsung's Park Han-Yi, but it was quickly broken up. KIA scored a couple of late runs, but not enough for a comeback. Samsung's Jang Won-Sam gets the win while the loss goes to KIA's Kim Jin-Woo who gave up 7 runs in just 3 2/3 innings. Samsung is 6-1 since the All-Star Break and has won 8 of their last 10.