Yang Hyeon-jong’s 8-hit shutout keeps Kia’s fall baseball hopes alive

The Kia Tigers rode an eight-inning no-hitter by Yang Hyun-jong to a big win and kept their fall baseball hopes alive.The Tigers welcomed the Kiwoom Heroes to Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on Nov. 11 and cruised to an 11-0 victory in their first home game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League.Sixth-ranked KIA maintained its challenge for a wild card with four games left in the season. Ahead of a two-game series against the NC Dinos in Gwangju on April 16-17, KIA will need to sweep the Lotte Giants on April 12 and the Doosan Bears on April 13 to pull off a miracle.Kia starter Yang Hyun-jong held the Kiwoom bats to six hits and zero runs to earn his eighth win in 11 starts.Yang was on pace for his first complete game of the year, but ran out of pitches in the top of the eighth and gave way to Kim Seung-hyun in the ninth.

Yang gave up three straight hits after the first inning, but got Kim Hye-sung and Ronnie Dawson to fly out to end the eighth without allowing a run.KIA scored six runs in the top of the second inning to take an early lead thanks to an error.After scoring two runs on a bad throw to third base by Kiwoom shortstop Kim Hwijip, who caught Kim Kyu-sung’s grounder with the bases loaded, KIA extended its lead to 4-0 on a grounder by Kim Do-young and a single by Ko Jong-wook.After Kim Sun-bin’s ordinary grounder was missed by Kiwoom left fielder Park Chan-hyuk to keep the opportunity alive, Socrates Brito singled to load the bases, and a grounder by Lee Woo-sung and an error by Kiwoom third baseman Song Sung-moon, who missed a grounder by Kim Tae-gun, scored the sixth run.

In the fifth inning, which made it 7-0, Kim Do-young singled up the middle and Socrates doubled to score four runs.KIA’s Kim Sun-bin hit an infield single in the third to become the 44th player in history to 온라인카지노 reach 1,500 career hits.

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