KT wins 4th straight over leader LG…Hanwha’s Noh Si-hwan hits another home run

KT, 선두 LG 잡고 4연승…한화 노시환 또 홈런포

The Korean baseball team KT won its fourth consecutive game by catching leader LG, thanks to a strong pitching performance by starter Benjamin and the batting lineup’s focus.Hanwha’s young big man Noh Shi-hwan hit his 18th home run of the season to keep pace with leading SSG.Reporter Lee Seung-guk.KT took the lead in the third inning with a single by Kim Sang-soo.On the ensuing runners on first and third, Alford’s grounder to first base went wide, allowing Kim Sang-soo to score from third base.With a speed that surprised even KT manager Lee Kang-cheol, Kim scored another run.He then capitalized on Park Byung-ho’s RBI single and an error by the LG infield to score four runs in the third inning.KT added two more runs in the sixth and eighth innings to complete the sweep of top-ranked LG and extend Pajuk’s winning streak to four games.KT starter Benjamin held LG to two runs in the top of the sixth inning to earn his eighth win of the season, while Kim Sang-soo led the way with three hits and three RBIs, including a two-run homer that drove in the game-winning run in the eighth inning.”I tried to hit aggressively, and I think it paid off. I thought about whether I could hit at least one home run this year, so I’m glad it came sooner than I thought it would….”In the bottom of the fifth inning, with the score tied 1-1, Hanwha’s Noh Si-hwan steps to the plate.His bat swings hard at a 145-kilometer fastball from Lotte starter Na Kyun-ahn, and the ball sails over the center field fence.It’s Noh’s 18th two-run shot of the season. He’s hit five home runs in his last five games, closing the gap on leader SSG Choi to one.Hanwha kept its momentum going, beating Lotte on Choi Jae-hoon’s game-winning RBI double in the eighth inning.In Gocheok, Kiwoom defeated NC to secure the best-of-seven series.Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young pitched a scoreless sixth inning to earn his first career win.NC’s Son Ah-seop added a hit to move into sole possession of second place on the all-time hits list, but it wasn’t enough as his team lost. NC fell into a five-game losing streak.


KT #4 straight wins #Kim Sang-soo #No Si-hwan

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