‘Kang Minho’s 3-hit one-man show including home run + Buchanan’s QS+’ Samsung bandwagon stops LG’s 8-game winning streak [MD대구].

The Samsung Lions snapped the LG Twins’ eight-game winning streak.

Samsung came from behind to win a 5-4 home game against LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Thursday at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea. With the win, Samsung improved to 38 wins, 1 draw, and 54 losses. LG, on the other hand, had its eight-game winning streak snapped, falling to 56-2-34.메이저사이트

Samsung’s lineup was Kim Hyun-joon (center field), Ryu Ji-hyuk (third base), Koo Ja-uk (designated hitter), Kang Min-ho (catcher), Kim Tae-hoon (left field), Oh Jae-il (first base), Lee Jae-heon (shortstop), and Kim Sung-yoon (right field). The starting pitcher was David Buchanan.

LG’s starting lineup was Hong Chang-ki (right field), Shin Min-jae (second base), Kim Hyun-soo (left field), Austin (first base), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Moon Bo-kyung (third base), Lee Jae-won (designated hitter), Heo Do-hwan (catcher), and Park Hae-min (center field). The starting pitcher is Lee Ji-kang.

LG rested Park Dong-won and Moon Sung-joo. Samsung, on the other hand, was without Pirela due to illness.

The first inning belonged to LG. In the first inning, Hong Chang-ki took Buchanan’s first pitch and doubled. Shin Min-jae followed with an infield single to put runners on first and third. Here, Buchanan faltered and threw a wild pitch, giving LG the lead. Kim Hyun-soo followed with a walk to put runners on first and second, but Austin hit an infield single to shortstop, allowing Shin to score from third to make it 2-0.

Samsung fought back. In the bottom of the third inning, Kim Sung-yoon drew a walk and stole second. He then scored on a single by Kim Hyun-joon.

In the fourth inning, they tied the game. One out later, Kang Min-ho worked a full count and took a six-pitch 147-kilometer fastball from LG starter Lee Ji-gang for a tying solo shot over the left field fence. Left fielder Kim Hyun-soo tried to catch it, but it sailed just over the fence. It was Archie’s 13th of the season with a distance of 102 meters. It was his first home run in 10 games since July 22 against KT.

The 2-2 balance was quickly broken. LG took the lead again. In the top of the fifth inning, Park Hae-min hit a double down the right field line. It was Park’s 200th career double. It is the 88th in the KBO. The Samsung bench then walked No. 1 Hong Chang-ki on an automatic double play. They opted to take a chance against Shin Min-jae. But it didn’t work. Shin Min-jae hit a single to left field to bring home Park Hae-min.

The Samsung bats fought back. They responded to Buchanan’s pitch. The bats exploded as Buchanan continued to pitch through the inning despite hand cramps. In the bottom of the seventh, leadoff hitter Kang Kang-ul singled to right against reliever Kim Jin-sung. Kim Tae-hoon’s sacrifice bunt put runners on first and second, and Oh Jae-il struck out. Lee Jae-hyun then singled to tie the game. After watching the first pitch, he fouled off four consecutive pitches, and then took a six-pitch fastball for a single to center field. However, he was unable to steal second base and the game was over.

The game came down to the eighth inning. First, LG broke the 3-3 tie with a cannonball. The hero was Kim Hyun-soo. With two outs in the top of the eighth, Kim drove a five-pitch, 146-kilometer fastball from reliever Lee Seung-hyun over the left field fence. It was his first home run in 30 games since June 15 against Samsung Electronics. The home run also ended a three-game hitless streak.

Samsung was not done. They rallied in the bottom of the eighth inning. Ryu Ji-hyuk singled and Koo Ja-rook doubled to put runners on second and third, and Kang Min-ho hit a two-run double off reliever Yoo Young-chan. The score was 5-4.

Samsung brought in closer Oh Seung-hwan in the ninth to end the game.

Both starting pitchers pitched well. LG starter Lee Ji-gang pitched 5⅔ innings, allowing two runs on four hits (one home run) with one walk and two strikeouts. Unfortunately, he was unable to get his first win. The bullpen gave up the game-winning run in the seventh inning. Samsung Buchanan pitched seven innings of Quality Start-plus ball, allowing three runs on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts. He came out of a 2-3 situation, but was helped by the bats.

At the plate, Kang Min-ho led the way with two hits (one home run) and three RBIs. Kim Hyun-jun and Kang Kang-ul added multi-hit efforts.

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