The KIA Tigers defeated the Kiwoom Heroes in thrilling fashion, led by Socrates Brito, who hit a home run in each game.KIA won 8-4 at home against Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Sunday at Gwangju’s KIA Champions Field.Socrates sent Gwangju into a frenzy with a “one-man show” of 4-for-3 with two home runs, four RBIs and two runs scored, including a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning with a 2-1 lead and a come-from-behind two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning with a 3-4 deficit.Substitute foreigner Thomas Pannoni, who joined KIA last month, pitched a career-high 7⅓ innings, allowing three runs on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts.KIA opened the scoring in the second inning with a big hit from the center field lineup.Na Sung-beom singled up the middle and Choi Hyung-woo walked to put runners on first and second, and Socrates followed with a single to right.KIA gave up a run in the top of the third to tie the game at 1-1, but took the lead again in the bottom of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Na Sung-beom.Leading 2-1 in the sixth inning, Socrates took advantage of a two-pitch cut fastball from Kiwoom 카지노사이트 starter Jang Jae-young for a solo home run to right field.KIA was on the verge of victory in the top of the eighth inning.Panoni, who had been pitching well, gave up a walk to leadoff hitter Lee Yong-kyu and then a single to left to Ronnie Dawson to put runners on first and second.The second pitcher, Lim Ki-young, then gave up a three-run home run to Song Sung-moon to tie the game at 3-4.It was Socrates who lifted the team’s spirits.In the bottom of the eighth inning, with runners on first and second, he pulled a six-pitch outside slider from Kiwoom’s third pitcher, Kim Sung-jin, into a beautiful arch in the Gwangju night sky.Socrates’ home run brought the score back to 5-4, and KIA scored three more runs to seal the victory.

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