The Kiwoom Heroes avenged their last game-ending loss with a returning ace.
Kiwoom won 5-2 against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Tuesday.
Returning from the break, starting pitcher Ahn Woo-jin pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, striking out nine and allowing one run to earn his fourth win of the season. The bullpen of Kim Jae-woong (one run in one inning) and Lim Chang-min (one scoreless inning) secured the win. Lim earned his fifth save of the season.
At the plate, Kim Hye-sung hit a grand slam, her third home run of the season. Lee Ji-young continued her hot hitting with a three-hit performance. Lee Jung-hoo extended her hitting streak to 13 games.
KT saw its six-game winning streak come to a halt with the loss. Starting pitcher Lee Sun-woo took the loss, allowing five runs on nine hits (one home run) with two walks and three strikeouts in five innings. At the plate, Lee Ho-yeon had a multi-hit game but was unable to prevent the team from losing.
Kiwoom loaded the bases in the second inning with singles by Lee Ji-young, Lim Byung-wook, and Kim Hwijip. Lee Hyung-jong struck out, but Kim Jun-wan drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded single and Kim Hye-sung followed with a grand slam.
KT got one run back in the fifth when Ahn Chi-young singled and Jang Jun-won followed with an RBI double. In the eighth, Kim Min-hyuk came through with a double and Hwang Jae-gyun singled to put runners on first and third after a poor defense by left fielder Lim Byung-wook. Moon Sang-chul followed with a sacrifice fly to score another run. However, the team was unable to make any further inroads and dropped the game 토토사이트.