Wednesday KBO Game Highlights (2013/06/27)

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Lotte 3 - NC 2, Busan [Box Score]

Lotte's first sellout crowd of the year showed up at Sajik Stadium for "Champion's Day" (50% off all tickets). NC took the early lead, going up 2-0 in the top of the 3rd on an RBI-single by Kim Jong-Ho and a sacrifice fly by Na Sung-Bum. Lotte tied the score in a 5th inning that included a hit batsmen, an error, 2 singles, and a sac fly. The score remained tied at 2-2 until the bottom of the 8th when Lotte catcher Kang Min-Ho hit a solo-homerun to put the Giants ahead for good. Both starting pitchers, Charlie Shirek and Chris Oxspring, earned quality starts, but the win went to Lotte reliever Chong Tae-Hyon.

Kang Min-Ho's 8th inning homerun

Hanwha 5 - Samsung 2, Daejeon [Box Score]

The last place Eagles defeated the first place Lions tonight in Daejeon. Hanwha scored first on a solo-homerun by left fielder Choi Jin-Haeng in the bottom of the 4th, and they never gave up the lead. Hanwha starter Dana Eveland picked up just his second win of the season after giving up 3 hits and 2 runs in 6 2/3 innings. Samsung's Rick VandenHurk takes the loss after allowing 3 runs off of 3 hits and 6 walks in 5 1/3 innings.

Doosan 4 - KIA 4, Gwangju [Box Score]

The longest game of the year so far, clocking in at 5 hours and 15 minutes, included an inside the park homerun, 4 stolen bases, and even a drunk fan falling over the right field fence. What it didn't feature, however, was a winner as the game ended in a 4-4 tie after 12 innings. The tie snaps KIA's 9-game winning streak. Although I suppose we could say they now have a 10-game "non-losing streak" going. Get rid of the tie rule already so we can avoid this confusion, and so we could actually see the conclusion of what was an exciting game.

Jung Soo-Bin's inside-the-park homerun in the top of the 8th

Na Ji-Wan looks to his dugout for help after a fan falls onto the field in the top of the 12th. Maybe safe to assume that this guy didn't factor extra innings into his drinking plan.

Nexen 7 - SK 4, Seoul (Mokdong) [Box Score]

Park Jung-Kwon's sacrifice fly in the top of the 1st gave SK an early 1-0 lead, but it wouldn't last very long. Nexen's Lee Seong-Yeol hit a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 2nd to give the Heroes the lead. Nexen added 3 more in the bottom of the 3rd and by the 5th inning was leading 7-1. The Wyverns attempted a comeback, scoring 3 runs in the top of the 8th, but it wouldn't be enough. Kang Yoon-Koo was the winning pitcher for Nexen giving up 3 hits and 1 run in 5 1/3 innings. The loss went to Yoon Hi-Sang who gave up 7 runs off of 7 hits in 4 1/3 innings. The series is tied at 1-1 after SK's win last night.