The Kia Tigers beat the KT Wiz on Chan-ho Park’s game-winning hit with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to revive their postseason hopes.KIA defeated KT 7-3 on Thursday at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea, in the visiting team’s first game of the Baseball World Series 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League.Park Chan-ho was the key to the victory.With the score tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning, when Jang Sung-woo’s fly ball hit third baseman Kim Do-young’s glove and deflected, the KIA shortstop calmly caught the ball and accurately threw to first base to end the inning.With two outs in the top of the ninth, Park lined a six-pitch forkball from KT closer Kim Jae-yoon for a two-run double to right field.Convinced of the “game-winning hit,” Park pumped his fist in the air and ran to first base, waving his arms in the air once he reached first base, eliciting a roar from the KIA fans.With runners on first and third, KIA scored two more runs on Na Sung-bum’s triple to center field to put the game out of reach.In the bottom of the fifth inning, with a 1-0 lead, KT’s Oh Yoon-seok hit a two-run home run.It was Park Chan-ho who changed the game.In the top of the sixth inning, Park hit a bouncing grounder near second base and sprinted for an infield single.KT second baseman Lee Ho-yeon’s throw to first went into the dugout, advancing Park to second.With two outs, Na Sung-bum hit a single to right field to tie the game at 2-2.After KT regained the lead in the bottom of the sixth on a single by pinch-hitter Jang Sung-woo, Park Chan-ho walked and stole second base in the top of the eighth to put himself in scoring position and came home on Choi Hyung-woo’s single to right-center.In his final at-bat in the ninth inning, Park came through with a pinch-hit single to secure the win.Park finished the day with four hits, two doubles, two RBIs, and three runs scored.Sixth-place KIA maintains a 1.5-game lead over fifth-place Doosan.The LG Twins extended their lead in the standings with a 3-1 win over the Lotte Giants at home in Jamsil.To LG’s delight, foreign starter Casey Kelly, who has struggled this season, pitched a complete game (six innings, three hits) for the first time this season.Kelly had previously tossed a no-hitter (eight innings, seven hits, one run) against Lotte on June 23, but this was the first time this season that she hadn’t allowed an earned run.The LG bats came alive in the fourth inning.One out later, Kim Hyun-soo led off with a bunt single in front of the pitcher, and Austin Dean followed with a double to left field to lead off the inning.Oh Ji-hwan struck out, but Moon Bo-kyung was hit by a pitch and Park Dong-won walked to load the bases, and Moon Sung-joo followed with an RBI single up the middle to make it 3-0.Lotte got one run back in the top of the seventh, after Kelly left the game, with back-to-back doubles by Ahn Chi-hong and Yoon Dong-hee. However, with the bases loaded, Jeong Hoon, Lee Jung-geun and Jeon Jun-woo all struck out to end the inning.Seventh-ranked Lotte fell into 온라인카지노 a four-game losing streak.

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