Lotte Halts Doosan’s 12-Game Winning Streak Snaps 3-Game Losing Streak

Lotte snapped a three-game losing streak by knocking off Doosan, the longest winning streak in the Korean baseball organization’s history.The win also ended Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop’s bid to set a new record for wins in his first year in charge.De jumped out to an early lead as if to avenge a loss the day before.After Noh Jin-hyuk’s RBI double in the second inning, Kim Min-seok’s shot deflected off Doosan starter Kwak Bin’s glove to bring home runners on second and third for a four-run inning.Doosan rallied in the fifth with an RBI double by Heo Kyung-min, but back-to-back throwing errors by Doosan second baseman Lee Yoo-chan with the bases loaded in the sixth and seventh innings resulted in three unearned runs.Doosan’s 11-game winning streak came to a screeching halt, halting both the team’s longest winning streak and manager Lee Seung-yeop’s bid to set a new record for wins in his first year in charge.Lotte starter Wilkerson, who was making his KBO debut, earned pitcher of the game honors for his five innings of two-run ball.”I’m feeling pretty good, I tried to pitch aggressively and take care of my pitches, and I think my teammates behind me played really good defense to secure the win.”Hanwha sportstoto defeated Kiwoom by one run in extra innings to take the series and move into sole possession of eighth place in the league.Leading 4-1 behind two-run homers by Williams in the second and Lee Jin-young in the third, Hanwha allowed the tying run to score in the eighth.However, in the bottom of the 10th inning, Noh Si-hwan’s push-button double off Kiwoom pitcher Kim Dong-hyuk sealed the win.KIA swept NC 13-3 to end a three-game losing streak.From Choi Hyung-woo and Socrates’ back-to-back home runs in the first inning to Go Jong-wook’s three-run blast in the seventh inning to drive in the winning run, the Kia bats torched the NC mound.

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