“It was another game of late-game focus just like yesterday”

“It was another game of late-game focus, just like yesterday”.

The Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization clinched a sweep of the Samsung Lions for the second straight day. Kia defeated Samsung 6-4 on Wednesday at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea.

Jang Hyun-sik, pitching second to starter Cam Aldred (4⅔ innings, three hits (one home run), two walks, seven strikeouts, and four runs), earned the win with 2 1/3 innings of two-hit, one-strikeout ball. Jeon Sang-hyun added the save with 1⅓ scoreless innings of relief.

Socrates Brito led the offense with a 3-for-5 performance with two RBIs, including the game-winning hit, while Kim Do-young and Kim Tae-goon added home runs.

After the game,

Lee Beom-ho said, “The timing of the change to Jang Hyun-sik with runners on first and third in the bottom of the fifth inning was the first key. Although Jang gave up a run in that inning, he was able to keep the game close in the sixth and seventh innings. Jeon Sang-hyun came in yesterday and today in clutch situations and did a great job of preserving the win,” said Jeon.

“It was a tough game for the bats, as we scored three runs in the first inning and then couldn’t get any more runs. However, after conceding the lead, 료 고스톱 게임 we were able to turn the game around again in the top of the seventh inning with Na Sung-beom’s tying RBI single and Socrates’ game-winning RBI single, and Park Chan-ho’s triple in the top of the eighth inning, when we needed an extra run, gave us a little more breathing room.”

“We were able to get this valuable win because every player on the field did their best. I’d like to thank the fans for their hard work and support in the hot weather. We will prepare well for tomorrow so that we can reap the benefits of the first half.”

Kia, looking to sweep the three-game series, will start Yang Hyun-jong, while Samsung, looking to end a four-game losing streak, will start Baek Jung-hyun.