Wednesday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/31)

NC 3 - SK 0, Incheon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

NC starting pitcher Lee Jae-Hak pitched the full 9 innings. It was the first complete game shutout of his career, and also the first by an NC Dinos pitcher since the team joined the league this year. Lee allowed just 2 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 12 batters. On the offensive side, NC leadoff batter Kim Jong-Ho went 2 for 4, including a triple to lead off the top of the 1st. Shortstop No Jin-Hyuk also added a solo homerun in the top of the 6th. The losing pitcher was SK's Baek In-Sik who gave up 5 hits in 5 innings. NC leads the series 2-0 against SK and will be looking for the sweep tomorrow.

Samsung 16 - KIA 4, Gwangju [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Believe it or not, KIA actually lead for about half of the game. The Tigers were up 4-2 heading into the 6th inning, when Samsung exploded for 10 runs. 10 is the most runs scored in a single inning this season, and just 3 runs shy of the all-time single inning record set at 13 by the LG Twins on April 23, 1992 against the OB Bears. The Lions went on to rub salt in the wound by scoring 4 more in the top of the 9th. Samsung's Bae Young-Soo gets the win after allowing 8 hits and 4 runs in 7 innings. The loss goes to KIA's Yoon Suk-Min who gave up 5 runs in 5 innings. Yoon was pulled in a 6th inning that required a total of 4 KIA pitchers to end Samsung's rally. The Lions now lead the series 2-0.

The scoreboard in Gwangju had a bit of difficulty with Samsung's huge 6th inning

Nexen 5 - Hanwha 2, Seoul (Mokdong) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Nexen scored first in the bottom of the 1st on an RBI single from first baseman Park Byung-Ho to take the 1-0 lead, but Hanwha would even things up with a solo homerun from shortstop Song Kwang-Min to make the score 1-1 in the top of the 2nd. Park Byung-Ho got 2 more RBIs in the form of a 2-run homerun in the bottom of the 3rd which would give Nexen the lead for good. Nexen third baseman Kim Min-Seong added a solo homerun in the bottom of the 6th. Kim has hit a homerun in each of his past 3 games. Nexen starter Moon Sung-Hyun got the win after giving up 7 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings. The loss went to Hanwha's Kim Hyuk-Min. The series is tied at 1-1 with the final game tomorrow in Mokdong.

Doosan 9 - Lotte 4, Busan [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Kim Hyun-Soo hit a solo homerun for doosan in the top of the 1st and the Bears never trailed for the rest of the game. Yang Yui-Ji added a second solo homerun in the top of the 5th. The Game was still relatively close until the Bears scored a big 5 runs in the top of the 8th to seal it. The win goes to Doosan starter Lee Jae-Woo and the loss to Lotte's Song Seung-Jun.