The LG Twins, looking to win their first Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) title in 29 years, used a dramatic two-run homer by Park Dong-won to turn the game around. LG, the No. 1 team in the regular season, clinched a thrilling 5-4 victory against KT Wiz in the second game of the best-of-seven 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Korean Series (KS-7) at Jamsil Stadium on Monday after Park Dong-won hit a come-from-behind two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning. After losing Game 1 and coming from behind to win Game 2, LG was looking to turn things around with a 1-1 record .The victory also snapped a five-game losing streak in fall baseball, dating back to last year’s playoffs, as LG won Game 5 against the Samsung Lions on Nov. 8, 2002, 21 years ago.
Meanwhile, 2021 champion KT suffered its first loss in the Korean Series after a devastating five-game winning streak. It also saw its four-game winning streak in this year’s postseason snapped. Game 3 of the Korean Series between LG and KT will take place on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon after a day of rest .KT will start Wes Benjamin and LG will start Chan-gyu Lim. KT took the early lead in the game .In the top of the first inning, KT took advantage of a shaky start from LG starter Choi Won-tae and took a 2-0 lead when Jang Sung-woo hit a two-run double to left field with one out .The LG bench quickly pulled Choi Won-tae and brought in Lee Jung-yong in relief.
It was the second-most innings pitched by a starting pitcher in the Korean Series after just ⅓ of an inning. LG decided to make an early pitching change, but KT jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning after Choi Jae-dae hit a two-run double to left off Lee Jung-yong. However, KT’s inability to score more runs in the fourth and fifth innings, when they had runners on first and second with one out and two outs, was exacerbated by the fact that Choi Jong-ho was thrown out trying to run to third base after hitting a double to 슬롯게이밍 left-center in the second inning.