The Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization swept the LG Twins behind a strong performance from left-handed pitcher Choi Chae-heung and a focused batting lineup.S amsung won 11-1 against visiting LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Monday. Choi Chae-heung, who had lost seven straight since returning to the team in June after serving military service in the Korean Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Commerce), earned his first win of the season in 15 games. After shutting down the LG bats with six innings of six-hit ball on 94 pitches, one walk, four strikeouts and one unearned run, Choi harvested his first first-team victory in 737 days since September 21, 2021, against the Busan Lotte Giants .The win snapped a four-game winning streak for LG, which until the day before had a “magic number” of six for first place in the regular season and was headed directly to the Korean Series for the first time in 29 years. The Samsung bats wreaked havoc on the LG mound in the first inning. With a leadoff single by Ryu Ji-hyuk and a triple by Kim Hyun-joon in the second, Samsung scored two runs in the first inning. In the fourth inning, seven of the nine batters, starting with Oh Jae-il in the fifth and ending with Jose Pirela in the fourth, reached base, scoring five runs and pulling LG starter Lee Jung-yong off the mound .After one inning, Samsung extended its lead to 9-0 on an RBI double by Lee Jae-hyun .In the sixth inning, Lee Sung-kyu singled and Lee Byung-heon scored two runs on a sacrifice fly. Samsung, which pounded out 15 hits, had its first all-star lineup of the season .Pirela led the offense with a 3-for-5 performance, while Ryu Ji-hyuk, Koo Ja-uk, and Lee Sung-gyu each had two hits. LG’s bench rested all but infielder Kim Min-seong and outfielder Lee Jae-won 스포츠토토 from the starting lineup as momentum shifted in the middle of the game.

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