Last-place Samsung makes a change hopes to snap three-game losing streak with a win

Samsung defeats Kiwoom 10-6
Kiwoom’s Jang Jae-young gave up four runs on six hits and six walks in ⅔ innings.

Samsung Lions defeat Kiwoom Heroes to extend their winning streak to three games.

Samsung earned a 10-6 victory over the Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League on Tuesday at Gocheok Sky Dome.

With the three-game winning streak, last-place Samsung (36W1D52L) closed the gap on ninth-place Kiwoom (41W3D51L) to three games.

Samsung starter Baek Jung-hyun, who was sidelined for more than a month with a sore left elbow, pitched 5⅔ innings of seven-hit ball with one walk and two strikeouts for his fifth win of the season.

Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young was unable to avoid his third loss of the season, giving up six runs on six hits with one walk and one strikeout in ⅔ innings.

Samsung rattled Jang Jae-young in the first inning, scoring six runs to take the lead.

After the first inning, Kim Sung-yoon singled, Koo Ja-rook walked and Kang Min-ho singled to load the bases. Jose Pirela then drew a walk to load the bases.

In the next inning, Jang Jae-young walked to load the bases for Samsung, who scored another run on a single by Kang Kang-ul. With two outs, Ryu Ji-hyuk walked on a wild pitch.

With the bases still loaded, Kim Ji-chan was hit in the head by a Jang Jae-young fastball. Samsung scored one more run, and Jang Jae-young was ejected for head shot.

With the bases loaded, Kim Hyun-jun hit a two-run double to left-center off the reliever, Ha Young-min, to extend the score to 6-0.

Samsung added three more runs in the second inning.

With two outs, Kang Kang-ul hit a triple to right-center and Ryu Ji-hyuk followed with a single to right. Ryu Ji-hyuk then raced home on a grounder by Lee Jae-hyun that was misplayed by the shortstop.

Kiwoom’s bats came alive in the sixth inning, scoring two runs on RBI singles by Song Sung-moon and Lee Ju-hyung.

Trailing 2-9, they scored four more runs in the seventh inning. Two batters later, Lee Hyung-jong singled, Kim Hye-sung walked, and Ronnie Dawson, Lee Won-seok, and Song Sung-moon hit three consecutive singles.

But the momentum had already shifted.

Samsung scored its 10th run of the 고스톱 game in the top of the ninth inning when Koo Ja-rook singled up the middle with runners on first and second.

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