The Kia Tigers scored five runs in the sixth inning to defeat the KT Wiz.
Kia Tigers won the first game of a doubleheader against KT on Thursday, 10-2, at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea.
KIA scored three runs in the top of the second inning on a leadoff single by Park Chan-ho and a two-run homer by Kim Do-young, and despite giving up a run in the bottom of the third inning, Socrates and Lee Woo-sung hit back-to-back RBI singles in the top of the fourth inning to make it 5-1.
KIA added three runs in the top of the sixth on RBI singles by Socrates and Ko Jong-wook, and scored two more runs on a KT shortstop error with the bases loaded to make it 10-1. KIA gave up an RBI single to Park Byung-ho in the bottom of the eighth to end the game at 10-2. 메이저사이트
KIA opened the scoring in the top of the second inning when Park Chan-ho singled up the middle. Shortly after, Kim Do-young took a 140-kilometer-per-hour fastball from KT’s Choi Byeol-sung and blasted a two-run homer to left field. The distance was 105 meters.
Despite giving up RBI singles to Alford with runners on first and second in the bottom of the third inning, KIA managed to hold on for another run in the top of the fourth inning, when Socrates doubled to left field with two outs and Lee Woo-sung exploded for an RBI single to left field with two outs to make it 5-1.
KIA had the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth when Socrates singled to right and Lee Woo-sung singled to right with the bases loaded.
Go Jong-wook capitalized on the opportunity with an RBI double up the middle, and when Kim Tae-gun grounded out to shortstop with the bases loaded, KT shortstop Shin Bon-ki made an error, allowing KIA to score two more runs and extend the lead to 10-1.
KT got one run back in the bottom of the eighth when Park Byung-ho singled to right-center field with runners on second and third.
On the mound, KIA starter Panoni struck out six and walked two, allowing just one run to improve to 6-3 on the season. Park Jun-pyo pitched one scoreless inning, Kim Dae-yu pitched one scoreless inning, and Jang Hyun-sik pitched one scoreless inning.
The KIA bats, which pounded out 13 hits, were led by Park Chan-ho 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Kim Do-young 3-for-2 with a home run and two RBI, Socrates 5-for-3 with a double, Lee Woo-sung 3-for-2 with a double and an RBI, Ko Jong-wook 5-for-2 with a double and an RBI, and Kim Tae-gun 4-for-1 with a double and an RBI.
For KT, Choi Yeo-seong suffered his 10th loss of the season (8-1) after allowing seven runs in five innings, Kim Jung-woon pitched three innings of three-run ball (two earned), and Kang Geon pitched one scoreless inning.
The only consolation for KT was that rookie pitcher Kang Gun, who entered the professional ranks this year as the 110th overall pick in the 11th round, made his first career appearance and pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout.