The Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) rode a four-RBI blast from No. 4 hitter Chae Eun-sung and Moon Dong-joo’s eighth win of the season to victory.
Hanwha won 11-6 at home against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on Monday after a back-and-forth 25-hit battle.
Hanwha, which has been strong against KT this season, continued its dominance with five wins, three losses and one draw.
Only Hanwha and the KIA Tigers (6-1) have a better win-loss record against KT.
After falling behind 0-1 in the second inning on an infield single by Lee Do-yoon and an RBI single by Nick Williams, Hanwha scored six runs in the fourth inning to take control of the game.
Trailing 2-4 again, Hanwha scored a run on Moon Hyun-bin’s sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the top of the fourth and then took a 5-4 lead on Noh Si-hwan’s RBI double with the bases loaded.
Chae then crushed a fastball outside the zone from reliever Lee Chae-ho for a three-run home run to extend the lead to 8-4.
It was Chae’s 15th home run of the season.
Chae added another RBI in the bottom of the eighth inning, when she singled through the left side of the infield to cut the deficit to 10-6, giving her four RBIs on the day.
Hanwha starter Moon Dong-joo got some help from his offense to pick up his eighth win of the season after giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits (one home run) on 95 pitches with three walks and two strikeouts in five innings.
KT, which sent Lee Sun-woo to the mound as a replacement starter after Ko Young-pyo was scratched from the first team for the break, saw its recent five-game winning streak come to an end.
After holding on for two runs through three innings, Lee collapsed in the fourth and took the loss (2-2) after allowing seven runs (six earned) on nine hits (one home run) in 3 1/3 innings.
KT got a two-run homer from Oh Yoon-seok in the fourth inning, his second of the season, and a one-run homer from Jang Jun-won in the sixth, but it didn’t matter.
KT’s Park Byung-ho came on as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and hit his 10th home run of the season, 먹튀검증 giving him double-digit home runs in 11 consecutive seasons for the 13th time in his career.