The NC defeated the KIA Tigers 18-3 in the 14th game of the regular season of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at NC Park in Changwon on April 28.

It was the league’s highest-scoring win this season.

NC finished the four-game series with a 2-2 record, including a doubleheader against KIA.

The team reached the 70-win plateau for the season (57 L, 2 T).

It was the first time in three years that NC reached 70 wins after winning the 2020 regular season title (83 W, 55 L, 6 D).

KIA, on the other hand, was unable to continue its upward trend and finished with 63 wins, 63 losses and two draws. They are now three games behind seventh-place Lotte. 토토

Fifth-place SSG also lost to Kiwoom on the day to stay in the hunt.

KIA’s starting lineup was Park Chan-ho (shortstop), Lee Chang-jin (left fielder), Kim Do-young (third baseman), Socrates (right fielder), Kim Sun-bin (center fielder), Lee Woo-sung (designated hitter), Kim Tae-gun (catcher), Byun Woo-hyuk (first baseman), and Kim Ho-ryung (center fielder).

The starting pitcher is Thomas Panoni.

NC’s starting lineup was Son Asub (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second base), Park Geon-woo (right field), Martin (center field), Kwon Hee-dong (left field), Oh Young-soo (first base), Seo Ho-cheol (third base), Ahn Jung-yeol (catcher), and Kim Han-byul (shortstop).

There were signs of trouble in the first inning.

With the bases loaded in the top of the first, Lee Chang-jin pulled a 138-kilometer fastball from Choi Sung-young for a solo shot to left field.

His third homer of the season.

However, NC immediately balanced the score. NC actually had a chance for a big inning, but there were some unfortunate infield plays.

In the first inning, Son As-seob hit a double over the right field fence. He became the second player in history to reach 2400 hits after Park Yong-taek. Park Min-woo followed with a single to right to put runners on first and third.

Park grounded out to second base, but Son As-seob, the runner at third, was thrown out at home. It was a reckless play, but Martin followed with a single to left to tie the game at 1-1.

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