The Doosan Bears snapped the KT Wiz’s eight-game winning streak.
Doosan won the 11th game of the season against KT 7-4 on Friday at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. With the win, Doosan snapped a three-game losing streak against KT and a six-game losing streak at home in Jamsil and reclaimed third place. At the same time, they evened their season series with KT at 5-5. On the other hand, KT, which had moved up to third place with a seven-game winning streak, dropped back to third place to Doosan.
Doosan’s Brandon Waddell and KT’s Wes Benjamin started the game, and Doosan was able to get to Benjamin early on. KT gave up an early run on a combination of defensive errors.
In the top of the first inning, Doosan took the lead for good. Leadoff hitter Jung Soo-bin led off with a double to right field, and Kim Jae-ho followed with a single to drive in Jung. The rally continued with two outs. Rojas bunted, but KT right fielder Ahn Chi-young misjudged the bounds and the ball went completely behind him. Kim Jae-ho, the third baseman, easily made it home and Rojas advanced to second, keeping Doosan’s scoring chances alive.
Doosan got lucky in their next at-bat. When Kang Seung-ho hit an infield grounder, KT third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun’s throwing error allowed the ball to slip behind him, allowing Rojas to score from second. Kang Seung-ho advanced to second. The inning didn’t end when Hwang’s one-bound grounder sailed off the mitt of first baseman Park Byung-ho. Doosan scored three runs in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the second inning. Doosan added another run. With one out, Heo Kyung-min, the No. 9 hitter, singled. Jung Soo-bin, who had doubled in the previous at-bat, hit a triple to right-center field on the first pitch he saw from Benjamin. It was enough for Heo Kyung-min, who was on first base, to come home. Doosan was unable to capitalize on the ensuing runners on first and third, and took a 4-0 lead.
While KT’s bats went scoreless, Doosan made another run. In the bottom of the fourth inning, leadoff hitter Kim Tae-gun doubled and Jang Seung-hyun laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners on first and third. A wild pitch allowed Kim to score from third base.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, a cool home run came. With the bases loaded, Yang Seok-hwan launched a two-run home run to left field off KT’s second pitcher, Lee Sang-dong. On a full count, Yang hit the sixth pitch, a 144-kilometer fastball, for a two-run homer that cleared the left field fence at Jamsil Stadium. Doosan ran away with a 7-0 lead. 토토사이트
As Brandon’s no-hitter continued, KT wasted several chances to catch up. In the top of the sixth, leadoff hitter Ahn Chi-young led off with an infield single, but Alford and Moon Sang-chul followed with back-to-back strikeouts. After Ahn stole second, Hwang Jae-gyun walked to load the bases, but Lee Ho-yeon, who replaced Park Byung-ho in the lineup with a sore calf, hit a fly ball to right field that was caught in the outfield. Brandon kept the KT bats in check for seven scoreless innings.
However, in the top of the eighth inning, KT started to fight back. They took advantage of the Doosan bullpen after Brandon was removed. In the top of the eighth, Song Min-seob and Ahn Chi-young singled against Lee Hyung-beom. Musa