Kia Tigers extend their unbeaten streak to eight games with a thrilling come-from-behind win over SSG.
The KIA Tigers pulled off a thrilling come-from-behind 8-6 victory over SSG today at Landers Field in Incheon.
The game was a back-and-forth affair from the start.
In the top of the first inning, No. 4 hitter Choi Hyung-woo opened the scoring with a two-RBI single on a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch by opposing starter Oh Won-seok.
However, KIA starter Lee Yi-ri, returning after ten days from shoulder inflammation, promptly gave up a leadoff home run to Choo Shin-soo in the bottom of the first.
KIA extended its lead to three runs in the second inning with a two-run homer by Hwang Dae-in following a leadoff single by Kim Sun-bin, but gave up a tying three-run homer to SSG Cho Hyung-woo shortly afterward, tying the game at 4-4.
KIA took the lead again in the fifth inning with a double by Park Chan-ho and a RBI single by Kim Do-young to make it 5-4, but in the bottom of the fifth, Park Jun-pyo gave up a two-run homer to Choi Jung to make it a one-run game.
It was in the eighth inning that the back-and-forth game was decided.
Trailing 5-6, KIA put runners on first and second in the top of the eighth with singles by Kim Sun-bin and Hwang Dae-in, and then back-to-back hits by Kim Tae-gun and pinch-hitter Ko Jong-wook made it 7-6.
Then, in the ninth, Kim Do-hyung hit his third wedge solo home run of the season to celebrate his eighth straight win.메이저사이트
With the winning streak, KIA, which has jumped into the race for the top spot in the standings, will look to make it nine in a row next Tuesday against Dusan in Jamsil.