Wednesday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/24)

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Samsung 4 - NC 3, Daegu [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

A close game throughout, NC held the lead late in the game with the score at 3-2 after 8 innings. Samsung's Lee Seung-Yeop lead off the bottom of the 9th with a double, and 2 batters later he was driven in with a single by Park Seok-Min to tie the score at 3-3. The game went into extra innings. Kwon Hee-Dong hit a double for the Dinos in the top of the 10th to put a runner in scoring position with 1 out, but NC couldn't find a way to bring him home. With 2 outs in the bottom of the 10th, Samsung's Choi Hyeong-Woo hit a walk-off homerun to right field to win the game for the Lions. Winning pitcher was Samsung reliever Ahn Ji-Man. The loss went to NC's Song Jeong-Wook.

Choi Hyeong-Woo's 10th inning walk-off homerun

Nexen 8 - Doosan 6, Seoul (Mokdong) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

A lot of scoring early on in this one, with Doosan scoring 4 and Nexen scoring 3 runs all in the 1st inning. Doosan added 2 more in the top of the 5th and Nexen's Park Byung-Ho answered with a 2-run homerun in the bottom half of the inning to make the score 6-5 in favor of Doosan. It was Park's 20th homerun of the season, currently the most in the league. The Heroes tied the score in the bottom of the 7th on an RBI double by Kim Min-Seong. Nexen finally took the lead in the bottom of the 8th when catcher Hur Do-Hwan scored from third on a wild pitch by Doosan reliever Hong Sang-Sam. A sacrifice fly by center fielder Lee Taek-Keun scored one more to bring the score to 8-6. Lee had a great night, going 4 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 singles, and the sac fly. He finished with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

Lotte 6 - Hanwha 5, Daejeon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Lotte opened the scoring in the top of the 4th on a 3-run homerun by catcher Kang Min-Ho. The score remained 3-0 until the bottom of the 8th when Lotte pitchers gave up 4 walks and 2 singles to allow the Eagles to tie the score at 3-3. The score would remain and the game headed into extra innings. There was a dramatic finish, as each team scored a run a piece in the 10th and 11th to bring the score to 5-5 heading into the 12th. Lotte put runners on first and third with 1 out. Left fielder Lee Seung-Hwa hit a grounder to second base. It looked like a double play ball, but a bad throw to first sent the go-ahead run home. The Eagles threatened another comeback in the bottom of the 12th, putting 2 runners on base with 1 out, but 2 pop-outs would end the game with a score of 6-5.

KIA 7 - LG 4, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

KIA put some runs on the board early on, leading 4-0 after 2 innings, and LG was never able to recover. The Twins scored 3 in the bottom of the 7th to get as close as 6-4, but they couldn't quite catch up with the Tigers. KIA's Kim Jin-Woo got the win after giving up 8 hits and 4 runs in 6 2/3 innings. The loss went to LG's Ryu Jae-Kuk who allowed 8 hits and 5 runs in 3 1/3 innings. The series is now tied at 1 game a piece with the final game tomorrow in Jamsil.