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Koo Bon-hyuk explodes with a grand slam LG, revenge on KT

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The LG Twins produced a thrilling comeback drama thanks to Koo Bon-hyuk’s walk-off grand slam.

LG won the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League home game against kt wiz at Jamsil Stadium on the 6th, 4-4, with Koo Bon-hyuk hitting a dramatic grand slam in the bottom of the 9th inning, winning 8-4.

LG, who avenged their loss the previous day, achieved their 7th win of the season (5 losses, 1 draw) and are now looking to advance to the top rankings.

In a game where both teams’ foreign aces, Casey Kelly and Wes Benjamin, competed as starters, LG was dragged throughout the game but showed its strength at the last minute to snatch a dramatic victory.

KT scored the first run in the top of the third inning when Kim Sang-soo, who hit a left-field hit, advanced to third base with a stolen base and a fastball, then stepped on Bae Jeong-dae’s sacrifice fly.

LG, which was being dragged, made it 1-1 in the top of the 5th inning when Park Dong-won, who was the leadoff hitter, hit a solo home run that went over the left fence.

However, in the top of the 6th inning, when Bae Jeong-dae hit a double to left-center, Rojas hit a two-run home run to right-center to take the lead again, 3-1.

LG made up for one run with Shin Min-jae’s timely hit in the bottom of the 7th inning, but KT ran away with a 4-2 lead with Moon Sang-cheol’s timely hit in the top of the 8th inning with 2 outs and runners on first and second base.

However, in the bottom of the 8th inning, he scored 2 runs with 3 hits and a walk, and succeeded in tying the score at 4-4.

In the bottom of the 9th inning, with bases loaded and 1 out, Koo Bon-hyuk hit a scathing grand slam over the left fence against KT closer Park Young-hyun, sealing the win.

Koo Bon-hyuk, who joined the team in 2019, had only two home runs in his career until the previous day.

Koo Bon-hyuk, who hit a home run for the first time in four years since 2020, gave the team a valuable victory with his first grand slam in his career.

KT starter Benjamin pitched 6 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run, but lost the win due to poor bullpen performance. 고스톱


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