Unstoppable. The Kia Tigers extended their winning streak to nine games. It was the first time in 3730 days since June 20, 2013.
The Tigers won 7-1 away from home against Doosan at Jamsil Stadium on June 6. With the win, KIA recorded its ninth consecutive victory in 3730 days, the first time since June 8, 2013, when it won nine straight games against Mokdong Nexen and June 20, 2013, when it won against Daejeon Hanwha.
Kia jumped out to an early lead thanks to a two-run homer by Na Sung-beom in the third inning and a two-run shot by Kim Do-young in the top of the fourth.
Kia’s Na took advantage of a throwing error by Doosan starter Kwak Bin to hit a two-run homer with two outs in the first inning. Na became the third player this season to hit a home run against a former team.
After taking a 2-0 lead, KIA scored five runs in the fourth inning to demolish Kwak Bin. With runners on first and third, Park Chan-ho singled to right and Kim Do-young hit a two-run homer to left field that traveled 130 meters. Kim took a high fastball from Kwak Bin as if he was waiting for it and swung hard at it for a home run.
Doosan switched to Lee Hyung-bum after Kwak-bin gave up a hit to Na Sung-bum, but he gave up a double to Choi Hyung-woo and an RBI single to Socrates. That’s when KIA took an early 7-0 lead.
The KIA bats, which pounded out 13 hits, were led by Park Chan-soo 5-for-5 with a double and an RBI, Kim Do-young 5-for-2 with a home run and two RBI, Choi Hyung-woo 5-for-3, Socrates 4-for-1 with a home run and two RBI, and Choi Won-jun 4-for-2.
Starter Thomas Panoni was also sharp, striking out seven in six innings of scoreless relief to improve to 4-1 on the season. Park Jun-pyo and Yoon Jung-hyun each tossed one inning of scoreless relief, while Kim Yoo-shin gave up a run on a double to left field to Park Ji-hoon, but was able to preserve the win for Panoni and KIA. 바카라
For Doosan, Kwak Bin was tagged for six runs in 3.1 innings and Lee Hyung-beom gave up one run in 0.2 innings. Only veteran Kim Jae-ho had a multi-hit game in a lineup that pounded out five hits.