IRON-WALLED’ LG BEATS KT FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WIN, GOES STRAIGHT TO KS AS ‘MAGIC NUMBER 1’
The LG Twins are finally on the verge of winning their first regular season title in 29 years. LG won a 5-4 victory over the visiting KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Feb. 2, thanks to the bullpen’s ironclad effort and the cohesiveness of the batting lineup. With the win over second-place KT, first-place LG finally reduced its “magic number” for the regular season title to one, as the third-place NC Dinos also lost on the same day .With nine games remaining, LG needs just one more win to clinch the top spot in the regular season and advance directly to the Korean Series. In Jamsil, the Doosan Bears defeated the Kiwoom Heroes 7-2.Doosan took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Yang Seok-hwan hit a hard double off Jang Jae-young after three walks loaded the bases. After Jang was hit in the head by a pitch and replaced by Yoon Seok-won, Doosan scored two more runs on a sacrifice fly by Kim Jae-hwan and an RBI single by Kang Seung-ho to take a 4-0 lead. After Park Jun-young hit a two-run double in the third, Doosan added a run in the sixth to take a commanding 7-0 lead .Kiwoom got two runs back in the top of the ninth on an RBI single by Lim Ji-yeol. Doosan starter Brandon Waddell pitched six innings of three-hit ball to improve to 10-3. Fourth-place Doosan, which has won eight straight against Kiwoom, moved to 토토사이트 within half a game of third-place NC.