Third-place KT WIZ has won four straight games, signaling a shift in the top of the standings. KT defeated the Doosan Baseball Club 5-2 in a visiting game of the KBO Baseball 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Saturday .KT, which was in last place (10th) with a winning percentage of 0.375 (18 wins, 30 losses, and 2 draws) through 50 games of the regular season this year, has since posted a formidable 37 wins and 15 losses (0.712 winning percentage) in 52 games .KT head coach Lee Kang-cheol’s vaunted “starting lineup” pitched well on the 16th.KT starter Uhm Sang-baek mixed his fastball, which topped out at 149 kilometers per hour, with his changeup and cut fastball, tossing six innings of one-hit ball with three walks and seven strikeouts to earn his seventh win of the season. Uhm has now won his last four starts .KT’s bats were focused In the top of the second inning, after Lee Ho-yeon led off with a double to left field, Doosan starter Kim Dong-joo walked and Oh Yoon-seok stole second and third base .Kim Sang-soo worked a full count (three balls and two strikes) and took a Kim Dong-joo fastball for a two-run double to right field .With two outs and one on, Bae Jeong-dae hit a 145-kilometer per hour fastball from Kim Dong-joo for a two-run shot over the left field wall. It was his first home run of the 토토사이트 season .KT also showed off its ‘powerhouse status’ on defense. In the bottom of the fourth inning, with runners on first and third, first baseman Oh Yoon-seok tripped and caught a strong straight hit from Doosan’s Kim In-tae and threw out Jose Rojas at first base to end the inning. In the bottom of the seventh, the center fielder sprinted more than 10 meters to catch a ball that flew over his head to prevent a run from scoring. In the bottom of the eighth, veteran Kim Jae-ho, who pinch-hit for Doosan, hit his first pinch-hit home run of the season and first of his career. However, in the top of the ninth, KT’s Anthony Alford stole second base with one out, but Doosan catcher Park Yoo-yeon made a throwing error that allowed Alford to advance to third base, and pitcher Kim Min-kyu threw a wild pitch that allowed Alford to come home. Doosan got a run back in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI single by Yang Seok-hwan, but it wasn’t enough to swing the momentum back in KT’s favor. The fifth-ranked Doosan dropped its fourth straight game, cutting the gap to the sixth-ranked KIA Tigers to 0.5 games.

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