Baseball’s KT Wiz kept its hold on third place with a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Doosan Bears in a pitcher’s duel. KT won 1-0 behind foreign starter William Cuevas, who pitched eight scoreless innings of relief, against visiting Doosan in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL Baseball League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Friday. KT extended its winning streak to three games, while fifth-placed Doosan dropped its third straight .Cuevas and Doosan starter Raul Alcantara put on a “masterclass pitching performance” to extend their streaks to zero. Cuevas pitched three perfect innings before giving up an infield single to leadoff hitter Jung Soo-bin in the bottom of the fourth, while Alcantara held the opposition to just one hit until the fifth .Cuevas got a boost in the fifth inning when the bases were loaded. Leadoff hitter Kim Jae-hwan’s deep fly was snared by second baseman Lee Ho-yeon with a diving catch, and shortstop Kim Sang-soo expertly handled Jang Seung-hyun’s deep fly with two outs. Doosan was not done. In the top of the sixth inning, with runners on second and third, Doosan’s catcher Jang Seung-hyun, who had spotted KT’s double-steal attempt, pretended to throw the ball to second base and caught Kim Min-hyuk at third. Alcantara made a spectacular glove-handling catch of Kim Jun-tae’s hit behind him with two outs in the top of the seventh inning .The game came down to the eighth inning, when the two starting pitchers exchanged places. With the score tied at 0-0, KT scored a run in the top of the eighth against their second pitcher, Park Chi-guk. Two batters later, Choi Jae-dae singled to right and stole second base as Kim In-tae, the opposing right fielder, fumbled the ball. Kim Min-hyuk then hit 카지노사이트 a timely triple to left-centre field .Kim was left disappointed when he was thrown out trying to rush home while the ball was missing .KT held on to the hard-earned run with the help of Pil Seung-jo. Set-up man Kim Young-hyun pitched the eighth and Kim Jae-yoon the ninth to close out the game .Cuevas pitched seven innings of two-hit ball with two walks and seven strikeouts to earn his sixth win of the season With his 20th save, Kim reached the 20-save plateau for the sixth time in his KBO career and fourth straight season .Alcantara took the loss despite pitching seven innings of four-hit ball, striking out six and walking none.

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