Unstoppable KT rides Cuevas’ comeback to fifth straight win

SUWON, South Korea (AP) – Baseball’s KT Wiz rode the back-to-back wins of William Cuevas to a fifth straight victory.KT earned a thrilling one-run victory against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Katie Wiz Park in 바카라사이트 Suwon on Feb. 2.After falling to the bottom of the standings at the beginning of the season due to a rope injury to a main player, KT continued its upward trend by winning its first two games in August with 15 wins and 8 losses (0.652 winning percentage) in June and 13 wins and 6 losses (0.684 winning percentage) in July.In particular, KT continued its strong form against SSG with a five-game winning streak.Relying on a fastball that reached up to 150 kilometers per hour, KT starter Cuevas shut down the SSG bats with seven innings of 89 pitches, six hits, five walks, and no runs to pick up his fourth win of the season.It was Cuevas’ first start without allowing an earned run in eight games since returning to the KBO in June.SSG got no help from starter Kim Kwang-hyun, who pitched seven innings of four-hit ball on 102 pitches with three walks and two strikeouts, and suffered his third loss of the season (six wins).KT scored the game-winning run in the fourth inning with two long balls.Leadoff hitter Anthony Alford led off with a double down the left field line, and Hwang Jae-gyun followed with a two-out, two-run double off the fence.Hwang finished the day 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and an RBI.Park, who became the 18th player in KBO history to reach 2,000 career plate appearances, drew two walks to become the 23rd player in history to reach 900 career walks .SSG put runners on first and second with one out in the eighth inning against Park after Choi Ju-hwan singled, pinch-hitter Oh Tae-gon stole second and Guillermo Heredia walked .Park Sung-hyun took advantage of a wobbly pitch and drew a walk to load the bases, but Ha Jae-hoon struck out to end the threa t.In the ninth inning, they couldn’t capitalize on the runners on first and second and eventually suffered their second straight loss.With his 17th save of the season, KT’s Kim Jae-yoon now has 154 career saves, passing Cho Kyu-jae for eighth place on the KBO’s all-time saves list.SSG manager Kim Won-hyung was ejected from the game in the bottom of the eighth inning after protesting vigorously when he asked first base umpire Moon Seung-hoon if he was checking for a swing and was ruled a 바카라사이트 no-swinger.Kim, who was ejected twice last year, left the field for the first time this year without finishing a game.

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