KT Wiz rode a strong pitching performance from starter William Cuevas and a hot batting line-up that pounded out 17 hits, including a leadoff single, to a 10-3 victory over the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on 23 April
In the fifth inning, Jang Sung-woo hit a two-run double to left-centre with one out. Hwang Jae-gyun followed with another single to right, Choi Jae-dae singled to left, Oh Yoon-seok singled to centre and Ahn Chi-young followed with a two-run single to centre to make it 8-1. Kia fell behind in the fifth when Yoon Joong-hyun came in to save the day with the bases loaded바카라.
KT drove in a run in the eighth with an RBI single by Oh Yoon-seok and a run in the ninth with an RBI single by Moon Sang-chul. Hwang Jae-gyun led the bats with four hits and three RBIs.
KT starter Cuevas earned his first win of the season, allowing one run on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts through six innings. His steady pitching for the second time in two games helped the starting line-up. Jeon Won-soo in the seventh and Kim Min-soo in the eighth pitched scoreless innings, while Lee Sang-dong gave up two runs in the ninth.
KIA tried a bullpen day in place of rookie Yoon Young-cheol, who is on a recharging break, but the mound was not up to the task. Hwang Dong-ha gave up three runs and Yoon Jung-hyun gave up five. Kim Seung-hyun’s 2⅔ scoreless innings were the only consolation.
Kim Do-young proved his ability to lead off with a multi-hit game. Na Sung-beom, who made the first team for the first time this season, batted fifth and hit a solo shot in the ninth inning following a walk.