The KIA Tigers have won their ninth straight game in a whopping 3730 days.
The Tigers won 7-1 against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on June 6.
The Tigers have now won nine games in a row, dating back to the 24th of last month. It’s the first time in 10 years and three months that KIA has won nine games in a row. It took 3730 days from June 8 to June 20, 2013, when Sun Dong-yeol was at the helm.
With a season record of 57 wins, 2 losses and 50 draws, KIA increased its lead over sixth-place Doosan (55 wins, 1 loss and 56 draws) to four games, boosting its chances of qualifying for the postseason.
Meanwhile, Doosan, which failed to catch up to fifth-place KIA, saw its winning percentage drop to 5 percent for the season.
KIA pounded the Doosan mound with 13 hits on the day.
Five players had multi-hit games, including Park Chan-ho, Kim Do-young, Na Sung-beom, and Choi Won-joon, led by Choi Hyung-woo’s 3-for-5 performance.
KIA starter Thomas Panoni got plenty of support from his bats, tossing six innings of three-hit ball, striking out seven and walking none to improve to 4-1 on the season.
Doosan, on the other hand, struggled at the plate, managing just five hits and one run.
Doosan starter Kwak Bin suffered his seventh loss (10th) of the season after giving up six runs on nine hits (two home runs) and three walks in 3 1/3 innings while striking out four. 바카라사이트
KIA took the lead in the top of the third inning when Na Sung-bum hit a two-run home run (his 15th of the season) over the right field fence with runners on first and second, his third home run of the season against all opponents, joining Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha) and Jose Pirela (Samsung).
KIA came out on fire once more in the top of the fourth inning. With runners on first and third, Park Chan-ho singled and Kim Do-young followed with a two-run homer over the left field fence.
After Na Sung-beom singled to bring in Kwak Bin, Choi Hyung-woo doubled and Socrates Brito followed with an RBI single to make it 7-0.
After Panoni pitched a strong sixth inning, KIA brought in Park Jun-pyo in the seventh, Yoon Jung-hyun in the eighth, and Kim Yoo-shin in the ninth. Kim Yoo-shin gave up a run in the ninth, but it didn’t matter.