LG won the first game of a doubleheader against SSG in the Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League 2023, 8-3, on Sunday afternoon at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul.
LG extended its winning streak to three games with 73 wins, two ties and 47 losses, while SSG dropped its fourth straight game with 62 wins, two ties and 58 losses.
Austin started at first base and batted fourth. In the top of the first inning, Austin tried to catch Shin-soo Choo’s single, but was unfortunate to make a throwing error. He explained the situation to Shin-Soo Choo, who took off for first base.
Austin catches the ball and sends it to first base.
Lee Jung-yong, who is covering the base, misses the ball.
He explains the situation to Shin-Soo Choo.
SSG took the lead in the second inning when Heredia singled and Park Sung-ho doubled to put runners on second and third.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, with LG trailing 2-1, Austin took a 137-kilometer slider from Kim Kwang-hyun for a game-winning home run over the left-center field fence. The ball traveled like a bullet at 170 kilometers per hour. 토토사이트
Austin circled the bases in a jubilant celebration as if he had made up for his mistake, much to the delight of manager Yeom Kyung-geul and his teammates.
Austin roars after hitting the tying home run against Kim Kwang-hyun.
Austin performs a ceremony while circling the third base line.
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yup high-fives Austin after he hit the tying home run.
In the top of the fifth, SSG Han Yoo-seom singled to put runners on first and third, and Choi Joo-hwan singled to make it 3-2.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Shin Min-jae singled and the game resumed after a sudden rain delay of about 70 minutes. LG added three runs in the bottom of the sixth and eighth innings to win 8-3.
LG’s Go Woo-seok came on with runners on first and second and third in the bottom of the eighth and got out of the jam by striking out Kim Kang-min and getting Choo Shin-soo to fly out to center field. Go Woo-seok, who was also on the mound in the top of the ninth, ended the game without allowing a run.
LG starter Lee Jung-yong allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits with three walks and one strikeout in five innings, while Go earned his 14th save of the season.
LG Austin hit a one-run home run off Kim Kwang-hyun in the bottom of the fourth inning, his 19th home run of the season. Kim Hyun-soo’s RBI double in the sixth inning gave him 3,400 career RBIs, making him the eighth player in KBO history to reach the milestone.
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