NC Dinos ace Eric Peddie, 30, set the KBO record for most strikeouts in a single game .He also picked up his 19th win of the season, putting him on track to become the first KBO pitcher in 12 years to win the Triple Crown. Pedi took the mound against the visiting Doosan Bears of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, on April 19 and dominated the opposition with six innings of one-hit ball, 106 pitches, one walk, and 12 strikeouts. His previous single-game record of 11 strikeouts, set twice this season, was surpassed by one .In the top of the third inning, Pedi gave up a single to Park Kye-beom and a walk to Kim Jae-ho to put runners on first and second .He struck out Yang Seok-hwan and then retired six straight batters until Park Kye-beom, the second batter of the fifth inning .In the sixth, Pedi retired Jung Soo-bin and Kim Jae-ho on strikeouts and got Yang Seok-hwan to fly out to shortstop to end the inning. His 12 strikeouts in a game tied the KBO record, which was previously accomplished twice this season by Ahn Woo-jin .Leading 2-0 after Park Gun-woo’s leadoff single in the third inning and Kwon Hee-dong’s sixth home run of the season in the sixth, NC was in trouble in the ninth. Reliever Lee Yong-chan gave up a run-scoring single to Yang Ji with two outs. After allowing Jose Rojas to reach on a fielder’s choice, Lee got Kang Seung-ho to ground out to shortstop. With the 2-1 victory over Doosan, third-place NC won its second straight game and extended its lead over fourth-place Doosan to 3.5 games .Doosan, meanwhile, saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end. With the win, Pedi remained atop the league in wins (19), ERA (2.13), and strikeouts (181). The last pitcher to win the KBO’s triple crown was Yoon Seok-min (formerly of the KIA Tigers) in 2011, when he led the league in wins (17), ERA (2.45), and strikeouts (178) and was named the regular-season 스포츠토토존 Most Valuable Player (MVP).

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