San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim (28) extended his hitting streak to five games, leading his team to victory.
Kim started at first base and went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the 2023 Major League Baseball (ML) World Series against the Texas Rangers at Petco Park on Tuesday. With a five-game hitting streak dating back to July 25 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kim raised his season average from .274 to .277 (92-for-332). It was his eighth multi-hit game in July.
After reaching on a fielder’s choice in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning, Kim lined a changeup from Martin Perez to center field for a two-run double with one out in the bottom of the inning for a 2-0 lead. It was his 39th RBI of the season. With momentum on his side, he completed his multi-hit performance in his third at-bat of the fifth inning with a single up the middle off Perez.
With his 100th game of the season, Kim has now played in 100 games in three consecutive seasons, dating back to his rookie year in 2021. He is batting .277 with 14 home runs, 39 RBIs and 20 stolen bases this season, and is on pace to become the first Asian infielder to join the 20-homer, 20-stolen base club and the first Korean big leaguer to reach 30. The previous day (Sept. 29), Kim reached the 20-steal mark for the first time in his career. 스포츠토토
Behind Kim’s performance, San Diego won its second straight game with a 4-0 victory over Texas to improve to 51-54 on the season.
Pittsburgh Pirates Choi Ji-Man (32) started at first base in the four-hole against the Philadelphia Phillies at PNC Park and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored to lead the Pirates to a 7-6 win. Choi extended his hitting streak to three games and raised his season average from .191 to .208 (15-for-72) to reach double figures for the first time this season.