Dodgers strong in front of 24,000 fans for 3rd time this season, ‘Kang Minho 3 hits + Buchanan 11’ Samsung beats road-bound NC 3-1
The victory came in front of a sellout crowd of 24,000.
Samsung won the 15th game of the season against the NC Dinos 3-1 on April 30 at Lions Park in Daegu.
Starter David Buchanan pitched six innings of six-hit ball, striking out two and walking one to snap a two-game losing streak and earn his 11th win of the season (8-1). Lee Seung-hyun (one scoreless inning) and Hong Jung-woo (⅔ inning) followed with holds, and Oh Seung-hwan pitched a four-hitter for his 26th save.
On “Dad’s Day,” Kang Min-ho led the offense with a 4-for-3 performance, including the game-winning hit. Ryu Ji-hyuk also went 2-for-4 with one RBI.
Lions Park was packed to capacity for the third time this season with 24,000 fans in attendance for the Chuseok holiday. Samsung’s players showed great focus to end a three-game home losing streak to Daegu. The pitchers, led by Buchanan, threw cleanly. The batters focused on their nemesis Lee Jae-hak and scored the runs they needed to win 스포츠토토.
The first inning was a tense pitching battle between Buchanan and NC starter Lee Jae-hak.
The balance was broken by the home team Samsung.
In the bottom of the third inning, with runners on first and third, No. 5 Kang Min-ho drove in Lee Jae-hak’s two-pitch 142-kilometer fastball for the game’s first run.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, with the score 1-0, top hitter Ryu Ji-hyuk technically pulled an outside changeup from Lee Jae-hak to score. With runners on first and third, Kim Hyun-jun drove a high fastball into left field for a sacrifice fly. 3-0.
NC got one run back in the top of the sixth inning when Park Min-woo doubled and Seo Ho-cheol singled with runners on first and third with no outs.
With runners on first and third in the top of the eighth inning with a 3-1 lead, Oh Seung-hwan struck out four batters to preserve the two-run victory. It was his 26th save of the season and 396th of his career, leaving him four saves shy of 400.