The KIA Tigers defeated the LG Twins and took revenge for the defeat the previous day. Yang Hyeon-jong was ranked second in history with the most wins in his career.
KIA won 6-3 in the home game against LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 27th. KIA broke its two-game losing streak with this victory and made the season 20-21.스포츠토토
Starter Yang Hyeon-jong won 3 seasons with 7 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 3 runs in 6⅔ innings. With a total of 162 wins, he surpassed Min-cheol Jeong (Hanwha), who stood shoulder to shoulder, and rose to second place alone with the most wins ever. After Yang Hyeon-jong went down, Choi Ji-min held with no runs in 1⅓ innings, and Jung Hae-young achieved a save with one scoreless innings.
In the other lineup, Socrates had 3 hits and Lee Chang-jin, who entered as a pinch hitter, stood out with a final hit, 2 walks and 2 RBIs. Park Chan-ho scored 2 hits and 1 RBI, Kim Seon-bin scored 2 hits and 1 RBI, and Choi Hyung-woo and Hwang Dae-in also contributed 1 RBI to the team’s victory.
After the game, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “Yang Hyeon-jong had a crisis, but he was able to block the opponent’s batting line with minimal runs through skillful game management. He pitched long innings and helped the operation of the bullpen. Congratulations on being ranked second with the most wins ever.” told He also praised, “Choi Ji-min, who came to the relief mound in a crisis situation, blocked it well without conceding a run, and Jung Hae-young also protected the team’s victory well.”
Coach Kim said, “In the batting line, Lee Chang-jin, who entered the plate with a pinch hit at the end of the 4th inning, played a decisive role in the team’s victory by hitting a come-from-behind 2 RBI and double. They responded well. Also, with timely hits from Seonbin Kim at the end of the 5th inning and Chan-ho Park at the end of the 6th inning from an uneasy lead by 1 point, we were able to bring the game to our side.”
Finally, coach Kim Jong-guk expressed his gratitude to the fans, saying, “A lot of fans came to visit us on the weekend, and we were able to win with the power of their support. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”