Now just two games away from winning the Korean Series, LG Twins manager Yoon Kyung-yeop reflected on the key factors in Game 3 and vowed to go all-out in Game 4.
The LG Twins won Game 3 of the best-of-five Korean Series (KS-7) against the KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Postseason at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea, on Tuesday, 8-7, thanks to a dramatic come-from-behind three-run shot by Oh Ji-hwan in the top of the ninth inning after his team trailed 5-7.
It’s been an epic Korean Series. Each game has been decided by one run. LG lost Game 1 of the Korean Series when Ko Woo-seok collapsed in the ninth inning, but won Game 2 thanks to a dramatic come-from-behind two-run shot by Park Dong-won in the eighth inning. The team took Game 2 and now has the advantage in Game 3.
In the history of the KBO Korean Series, the first team to win the second game after a 1-1 (including a tie) has a winning percentage of 85 percent (17 of 20). LG is looking to win its third Korean Series title in franchise history, 29 years after the last one in 1994. KT will be looking to win their first Korean Series title in two years, since 2021.
LG will now look to make it three in a row in Game 4 at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the same venue. Kim Yun-sik will start for LG and Uhm Sang-baek will start for KT.
On the day, LG hit three home runs at crucial moments to win the game. In the top of the third inning, Austin Dean hit a three-run arch off KT starter Wes Benjamin.
KT didn’t go down without a fight. In the bottom of the inning, Choi Jae-dae led off with a walk and Kim Sang-soo followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Hwang Jae-gyun followed with a double to left field, bringing home Choi and making the score 3-1. 무지개토토
In the bottom of the fifth inning, KT capitalized on LG’s bullpen. One out later, Park Byung-ho recorded his first hit of the Korean Series against LG’s reliever Jung Woo-young. It was Park’s first hit in 11 at-bats in this year’s Korean Series. Jang Sung-woo followed with a grounder to shortstop, but LG shortstop Oh Ji-hwan made a mistake by letting the bound ball slip past him, putting runners on first and second and third. After pinch-hitter Kim Min-hyuk singled against reliever Ham Deok-joo, Alford followed with an RBI double to tie the game at 3-3. Again against LG’s new pitcher Baek Seung-hyun, Lee Ho-yeon sprinted home on a grounder to third base and narrowly threw out Kim Min-hyuk, who tried to slide, but Cho Seok-ho singled to center field to finally take the lead.