The NC Dinos defeated the Lotte Giants on a grand slam by Park Gun-woo to extend their winning streak to three games.
NC defeated Lotte 4-3 in a visiting game of the KBO Baseball 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL on Wednesday at Sajik Stadium in Busan.
NC had faced Lotte five times in a row from Aug. 8 to this day, winning 4-1.
After winning the last ‘Nakdong River Derby’ of the year, NC ended the season with a 9-7 series lead over Lotte.
After taking a 3-0 lead on the day, NC gave up three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game.
However, they regained the lead in the top of the eighth.
With one out, Park Min-woo singled to right to put runners on first and second, and Park Gun-woo took a forked ball from Lotte’s core bullpen, Koo Seung-min, and lined a single to left. It was the game’s final hit.
NC took the lead in the top of the first inning when Park hit a double to left-center field, and Jason Martin responded with an RBI single up the middle.
In the second inning, back-to-back singles by Oh Young-soo and Seo Ho-chul put runners on first and third, and Kim Joo-won’s sacrifice fly to right field scored another run.
In the fifth inning, back-to-back singles by Son Asub and Park Min-woo put runners on first and third with one out, but an infield grounder by Park Geon-woo scored a run.
In the seventh, Lotte loaded the bases with two walks and a single to left by Jeon Jun-woo, and scored a run on a single to left by Jeong Hoon.
The next batter, Hwang Sung-bin, was retired on a pitcher-catcher-first baseman double, but with runners on second and third, Yoo Kang-nam hit an RBI single to left to tie the game at 3-3.
NC was the team that came from behind.
NC broke the tie in the top of the eighth inning, and Lotte squandered a chance to rally in the bottom of the ninth when leadoff hitter Ahn Chi-hong singled to right and was thrown out at the plate.
Third-place NC maintained its 0.5-game lead over second-place KT with the win.
Seventh-place Lotte lost its third straight game, further diminishing its chances of making the postseason. 토토사이트