Leadoff hitter Seo Dong-wook stepped down with a fly ball to second base, and Bae Young-bin attempted a surprise bunt toward the pitcher to get on base, but it did not lead to a hit either. Ahn had a persistent game by hitting four consecutive fouls, but the result was a flyout to center field.
LG spared no support by scoring a wedge in the attack in the bottom of the fifth inning as starting pitcher Son Joo-young pitched 84 pitches in five innings with two hits, two walks and three strikeouts.
LG, which gathered runners as leadoff hitter Kim Min-sung walked on base and Heo Do-hwan went to first base with a hit ball, was able to take a 5-0 lead as Park Hae-min exploded a three-run homer over the right middle wall. Park Hae-min hit Lee In-bok’s first pitch, a 142km two-seam fastball, and recorded his sixth home run of the season. 스포츠토토
LG’s trend was not interrupted by home runs. When Moon Sung-joo hit a left-handed hit and succeeded in stealing second base, he was able to enter third base due to an error in throwing the catcher’s error. Kim Hyun-soo’s hit led to a mistake in first baseman’s catch, and LG added one point with Austin’s sacrifice fly to right field and added one point with Moon Bo-kyung’s timely double to left following Oh Ji-hwan’s grounder to first base, widening the gap to 7-0.
LG put Jung Woo-young on the mound in the top of the sixth inning following Son Joo-young, who pitched well without losing a point until the fifth inning. Lotte continued its frustrating move as both Yoon Dong-hee and Jeon Jun-woo struck out, starting with Han Dong-hee stepping down with a groundout to the first baseman.
LG knocked on another scoring hunt in the bottom of the sixth inning when leadoff hitter Kim Min-sung hit a heavy hit. After Huh Do-hwan struck out, Kim Min-sung’s pinch-runner Jung Joo-hyun settled on second base as Park Hae-min’s wild pitch came out at bat, but LG’s attack in the bottom of the sixth inning ended without scoring as Park Hae-min was out with a fly ball to left field and Moon Sung-joo struck out swinging.
Lotte also suffered from scoring difficulties in offense in the top of the seventh inning. Leadoff hitter Son Sung-bin’s hit led to a groundout to second base. Goodrum hit a big double that hit the middle fence, but Noh Jin-hyuk, who came out as a pinch hitter in Jung Dae-sun’s at-bat, stepped down as a flyout to right field, and Kim Min-seok, who appeared as a pinch hitter in Seo Dong-wook’s at-bat, bowed his head with a swing and strikeout, and Lotte finished the inning scoreless again.
LG sought a score in the bottom of the seventh inning as leadoff hitter Ahn Ik-hoon advanced to first base thanks to a mistake in second baseman’s catch. Seo Geon-chang, who came out as Austin’s pinch hitter, only made a flyout to the first baseman, and Oh Ji-hwan’s ball was also sucked into the glove of the second baseman. Moon Bo-kyung picked up a walk and had two outs and runners on first and second base, but the inning ended when Kim Bum-seok struck out swinging.
Lotte also struggled with empty hits in the top of the eighth inning, with Park Seung-wook striking out three pitches, Ahn Kwon-soo striking out a grounder to a pitcher, and Han Dong-hee hitting a fly ball to right field. In the bottom of the eighth inning, LG also did not score a point as Jung Joo-hyun grounded out to shortstop, Heo Do-hwan grounded out to third baseman, and Park Hae-min flew out to left field.