30-run, 36-hit game, the longest draw of the season.

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Sajik Stadium heated up with a fierce battle.

The game between Lotte and KIA at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 25th was a fierce batting battle between the two teams. However, after 12 innings, neither team was able to win the game and it ended 15-15. Kia had 17 hits and Lotte had 19.

The game lasted 5 hours and 7 minutes, breaking the record for the longest game of the season, surpassing the 5 hours and 7 minutes of the game between Lotte and NC at Changwon NC Park on March 31st.

Kia was the first to strike first.

Lotte did not leave the mound after starting pitcher Na Gyun-an was shaken in the first inning. KIA took advantage of this and scored six runs in the first inning.

Leadoff hitter Seo Gun-chang walked, and the next batter, Socrates Brito, hit a two-run home run over the right field fence.

Kim Do-young followed with a double to right and Choi Hyung-woo followed with a single to right.

Nah Gyun-an continued to swing and miss, and Na Sung-beom doubled to send Choi Hyung-woo, who was on first base, to third. The next batter, Lee Woo-sung, hit a grounder on a seven-pitch at-bat, but it hit Jung Hoon at third base and was thrown out at shortstop. Choi Hyung-woo, who was on third base, then came home. Kia scored five runs in the first inning.

Lotte got one back in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Victor Reyes, but the score was still 1-5, a four-run deficit.

The momentum carried over into the second inning. Kim Do-young led off with a walk and stole second when Choi Hyung-woo came to the plate. Lee Woo-sung and Choi Won-joon walked to load the bases, and Kim, who was on third base when Na Gyun-an threw a wild pitch, came home to score another run. Han Jun-soo followed with a two-run double to right field to make it 8-1. Kia added another run in the third inning when Na Sung-beom hit an RBI single to center field.

In the fourth inning, it was big again. After consecutive singles by Choi Won-joon, Han Jun-soo, and Park Chan-ho loaded the bases with no outs, Seo Gun-chang singled to put three runners on base. When Choi Hyung-woo batted, a throwing error by the first baseman brought home Socrates Brito and Seo Gun-chang, making the score 14-1.

However, Lotte answered back in the bottom of the fourth inning. After an error by the opposing third baseman allowed Na Seung-yeop to reach base, Lee Jung-hoon doubled to left-center. When Jung Hoon grounded out to the second baseman, Na Seung-yup, who was at third, came home. Park Seung-wook followed with a single up the middle, and with two outs, Go Seung-min homered off Nail. Lotte scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Keeping the momentum going, Lotte scored in the bottom of the fifth inning. Lee Jung-hoon and Jung-hoon singled, and Park Seung-wook’s grounder to 카지노 second brought home Lee, who was at third base. Hwang Sung-bin followed with a single to left to score two runs. The score narrowed to 9-14.

The team continued to score runs in each inning. In the sixth inning, Jeong Hoon homered. Two batters later, Na Seung-yeop singled to right and Lee Jung-hoon singled to right to load the bases. Kia changed the pitcher from Kim Dae-yoo to Kim Do-hyun.

Jeong Hoon came to the plate. Jung-hoon took a three-seam 128-kilometer curveball from Kia’s Do-hyun Kim and launched it high over the left-field fence. It was Jung-hoon’s ninth home run of the season. The score was down to two runs.

Lotte, which had narrowed the gap, rallied in the seventh inning. Pinch-hitter Choi Hang led off with a single to right and Hwang Sung-bin followed with a single to center. Yoon Dong-hee laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners, and Ko Seung-min hit a two-run single to tie the game.

The next batter, Kim Dong-hyuk, led off with a ground ball in front of the pitcher, but a throwing error by the center fielder and pitcher allowed Kim to advance to second and Ko Seung-min to advance to third. Na Seung-yup drew a walk and the KIA battery changed from catcher Han Jun-soo and pitcher Kwak Do-gyu to catcher Kim Tae-gun and pitcher Kim Sa-yoon. Lee Jung-hoon’s sacrifice fly to right field brought home Go Seung-min to give Lotte the lead for good at 15-14.

However, KIA scored again in the top of the eighth to tie the game at 15-15. Lotte retired the side in order in the bottom of the ninth, sending the game into extra innings.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, LOTTE had a chance when leadoff hitter Na Seung-yeop singled to right. Lee Jung-hoon laid down a bunt to put runners on first and second. Oh Sun-jin singled to right to move the runners to third. Seo Dong-wook grounded out to first base and Hwang Sung-bin grounded out to second base to end the threat.

The game went into the 12th inning, and neither team was able to score a run.

Meanwhile, the starting pitchers of both teams fell victim to the struggles. Lotte starter Na Gyun-an was pulled early after giving up eight runs on seven hits, one home run, six walks and two strikeouts in 1.2 innings. Na, who had been criticized for his self-management the day before his start, was booed by the home fans.

Kia starter Nail was also unable to overcome a rough outing. In five innings, Nail gave up nine runs on 11 hits, one home run, two walks, four strikeouts, and four earned runs. It was the first time this season that Nail gave up double-digit hits since joining the KBO.


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