The Kia Tigers raised hopes for ‘fall baseball’ despite the absence of their top hitters .The Tigers used their bats to win 6-4 against the visiting NC Dinos of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at NC Park in Changwon on Saturday. With the win, KIA, which has 62 wins, 61 losses, two draws and a winning percentage of 0.504, moved to within half a game of fifth-place SSG Landers (64 wins, 62 losses, two draws and a winning percentage of 0.508).KIA starter Kim Gun-guk, who hasn’t won a game this season, and NC’s Eric Peddie, the best foreign pitcher in the league, went head-to-head in the first inning, but it was a tight pitching battle until the midway point. Pedi pitched through the sixth inning, striking out eight and allowing just three hits and one run, but was left without a win, while Kim did his part with 4⅔ innings of five-hit ball. KIA has recently lost center fielders Na Sung-bum and Choi Hyung-woo to injury, but the offense showed strong cohesion in the first inning. After a perfect third inning, KIA got on the board in the top of the fourth when Ko Jong-wook led off with a double to left-center and Kim Do-young followed with a single to left to put runners on second and third. Socrates Brito’s grounder to the infield was turned into a fielder’s choice, giving KIA a 1-0 lead. After a pitching change, 바카라사이트 Park Min-woo singled up the middle and Park Gun-woo followed with a double to left-center to make it 1-1.

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