The Hanwha Eagles defeated the Kiwoom Heroes in extra innings to clinch the best-of-seven series.

Hanwha won 5-4 against Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League at the Gocheok SkyDome on Saturday.

With the win, Hanwha (36 wins, 4 losses, 42 draws) moved out of the tiebreaker and into sole possession of eighth place. It also clinched the best-of-seven series.

With back-to-back losses, Kiwoom (40W2D49L) dropped to ninth place.

Hanwha scored the winning run in the 10th inning of extra innings when Noh Si-hwan drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded single. Starter Moon Dong-joo pitched five innings of six-hit ball (one homer) with two walks and two runs.

Kiwoom’s offense was overshadowed by Ian McKinney’s seven innings of work (four runs, two earned) and Ronnie Dawson’s three-hit blast, including a home run.

Kiwoom struck first. In the bottom of the first inning, Dawson lifted a 153-kilometer fastball from Hanwha starter Moon Dong-joo for a solo home run over the right field fence.

Hanwha answered right back with a cannonball. In the top of the second inning, Choi Jae-hoon reached on a throwing error by shortstop Lee Seung-won and Nick Williams hit a curveball from Kiwoom’s McKinney for a towering two-run homer.

Hanwha widened the gap in the top of the third. After leadoff hitter Lee Do-yoon drew a bunt single, Lee took McKinney’s cutter for a two-run arch over the center field fence.

Kiwoom got one back in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Lee Yong-kyu singled to right, Kim Hye-sung walked to load the bases, and Dawson’s grounder was caught and missed by second baseman Jung Eun-won for an infield single. Eun-won Chung made a poor throw, allowing Lee Yong-kyu, who was at third base, to cross home plate.

Kim tied the game at one. In the bottom of the eighth, Kim Hye-sung and Dawson walked to put runners on first and third, and Lee Won-seok hit a single to right. Lee Hyung-jong then walked on an automatic high pitch to load the bases, and Joo Sung-won hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game.

Hanwha had the last laugh. In the top of the 10th, leadoff hitter Williams reached first base on a throwing error by shortstop Kim Joo-hyung, and Jung Eun-won followed with a single to left. Lee Jin-young then drew a straight bunt to load the bases, and Noh Si-hwan drew a full-count walk against Kim Dong-hyuk for the final push run. 카지노사이트

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