Doosan comes from behind to beat SSG…

Doosan Bears beat SSG Landers in the bottom of the ninth inning with a thrilling two-out RBI single by pinch-hitter Heo Kyung-min to move within striking distance of fifth place.

Doosan Bears came from behind to win 3-2 at home against SSG Landers in the Korea Baseball Organization 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Thursday.

Sixth-ranked Doosan has won four straight games to move within one game of fourth-place KIA Tigers and fifth-place SSG.

SSG dropped to fifth place, losing on goal difference to KIA, who did not play on the day.

Down 0-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Doosan started the comeback when leadoff hitter Yang Seok-hwan lined a single to left off reliever Seo Jin-yong.

Seo’s pitch started to wobble and he gave up a hard-hit ball to the next batter, Yang Ji.

With runners on first and second, Doosan had a chance to tie the game when pinch-hitter Lee Yoo-chan laid down a sacrifice bunt, but Seo threw out Yang Seok-hwan at third for the second out.

However, a wild pitch by Seo put runners on second and third, and Kang Seung-ho’s grounder to shortstop allowed Kim Tae-geun to score from third to make it 1-2.

Doosan then loaded the bases with two outs when pinch-hitter Kim In-tae walked and Park Kye-beom was hit by an intentional pitch.

Doosan tied the game at 2-2 when Heo Kyung-min came to bat and Seo Jin-yong’s wild pitch allowed Lee Yoo-chan to score from third base.

Heo then took advantage of a one-pitch, one-strike count and hit a three-pitch forkball to left-center field to end the game.

In truth, the game was not easy. Doosan was hounded by opposing starter Roenis Elias throughout the game.

Choi Seung-yong gave Doosan an early lead in the top of the first inning with a double to left-center field.

The Doosan bats were unable to capitalize on Elias.

In the top of the seventh inning, Doosan’s third pitcher, Hong Gun-hee, gave up a solo home run to SSG pinch-hitter Choi Ju-hwan.

Doosan, who had been silent, turned the game on its head in the bottom of the ninth inning when Elias went down, sending Jamsil Stadium into a frenzy.

Elias was not smiling as he pitched eight innings of five-hit ball with one walk and four strikeouts. 안전놀이터

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