Wednesday Night Highlights (2013/05/01)

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NC 7 - LG 6, Changwon

NC took the lead after scoring five runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. The big inning included back to back homeruns by Kim Tae-Goon and Park Jeong-Jun. Kim's homerun was also the first homerun of his six year KBO career. LG scored three in the top of the 8th to bring the score within one, but they could not catch the Dinos. LG's American starter Ben Jukich pitched four innings, gave up nine hits, six runs, and picked up his third loss of the season, dropping his record to 1-3. LG has now lost two games in a row to last place NC.

Video of the back to back homeruns below.

KIA 8 - Doosan 1, Seoul (Jamsil)

The Tigers blew out the Bears in front of a sellout crowd in Jamsil, the second sellout of the series. Doosan scored their only run in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Kim Hyun-Soo. The Tigers offense was on tonight, racking up a total of 14 hits and scoring in five out of the nine innings. With the win KIA held on to their position at the top of the league, a half game ahead of Nexen. KIA leads the series 2-0.

Lotte 4 - Hanwha 3, Daejeon

Hanwha jumped out to the early lead, up 3-0 after three innings of play, but their bats fell silent, recording only two hits in the next six innings. Lotte took the lead in the top of the 6th when second baseman Jeong Hoon hit a double to left field driving in the go-ahead run. Australian Chris Oxspring picked up the win for Lotte, his second of the season. The series is now tied at one game a piece, with the final game tomorrow.

Nexen 8 - Samsung 5, Daegu

This game saw a total of five homeruns, four of which came off of Nexen bats, including back to back homeruns by Lee Taek-Keun and Park Byung-Ho in the top of the 7th. Across the league this was the second back to back homerun performance of the night (first NC mentioned above). Nexen closer Son Seung-Lak picked up his 11th save of the year, and he has done it faster than any other pitcher in KBO history. Son has recorded 11 saves in only 12 game appearances so far this season. Nexen leads the series 2-0.