LG broke a three-game losing streak with a hard win over Hanwha, reclaiming the top spot
The LG Twins, the top-ranked team in baseball, snapped a three-game losing streak and moved back within striking distance of second place.
LG earned a rain-soaked cold-game victory in the seventh inning, 4-3, against the visiting Hanwha Eagles of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on Friday.
Playing for the first time in five days against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju on April 10, LG used the downpour to minimize pitcher attrition and snap a three-game losing streak.
The gap between them and second-place KT WIZ, who did not play on the day, widened back to 5.5 games.
LG opened the scoring in the top of the second inning with a single by Oh Ji-hwan and a double by Moon Bo-kyung.
Hanwha answered back in the bottom of the second with a Nick Williams RBI double to tie the game, then scored two runs two batters later on back-to-back doubles by Moon Hyun-bin and Kim Tae-yeon.
LG regained the lead in the third inning.
After leadoff hitter Park Hae-min reached on an error and stole second, the next batter, Hong Chang-ki, drew a walk and stole third to put runners on first and third with no outs.
A squeeze bunt by Shin Min-jae made it 2-3, and Kim Hyun-soo followed with a single to tie the game.
In the fifth inning, one out later, Shin Min-jae singled and Austin Dean followed with the game-winning RBI single.
The rain, which had been light throughout the game, grew heavier in the middle innings and was called off at 8:56 p.m., just before the LG offense got going in the top of the seventh.
After waiting 47 minutes, the fourth rainout of the season was called, 먹튀검증 and LG escaped with a single run.