Kang Seung-ho hits first career grand slam…Doosan wins first seven games in a row
Baseball’s Doosan earned an upset win over Kiwoom thanks to Kang Seung-ho’s first career grand slam.
Doosan extended its winning streak to seven games for the first time under new manager Lee Seung-yup.
Reporter Seok-jun Hong reports.
Doosan took the lead in the fourth inning against Kiwoom starter Choi Won-tae, who was pitching well.
After Yang Seok-hwan tied the game at 1-1 with a bases-loaded walk, Kang Seung-ho took a changeup from Choi Won-tae and smashed a line drive over the Jamsil Stadium.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop gave Kang Seung-ho a thumbs-up for his first grand slam in 10 years.
Doosan added six innings of two-run ball from starter Alcantara, who picked up his ninth win of the season, to beat Kiwoom 5-2 and cruise to their first seven-game winning streak of the season.
“I thought it wouldn’t go over because it had a low trajectory, but it felt good to go over, and I think it was a good pitch because the pitcher hit it well.”
In the first inning, Na Sung-bum stole second base and scored the team’s first run on Choi Hyung-woo’s single.
Na Sung-bum’s performance continued, as he exploded for back-to-back home runs with a solo shot in the sixth and a two-run shot in the eighth to drive a wedge into his team’s 7-0 win.
Riding a four-game winning streak, KIA moved up to seventh place, knocking KT off the top spot.
Starter Lee Yi-ri pitched five shutout innings, striking out eight to earn his seventh win of the season.
Top-seeded LG, which hit everyone in the lineup, scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to blow out Lotte, 12-3.
SSG, led by Choo Shin-soo who swept four hits, held off a late Hanwha rally to win 9-7.
Last-place Samsung escaped a three-game losing streak by beating NC 8-0 behind the combined efforts of Buchanan, who pitched seven scoreless innings, and Pirela, who had three hits, including a home run.