The Hanwha Eagles held the NC Dinos to two hits and cruised to a comfortable win.
Hanwha won a 5-0 away game against NC in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at NC Park in Changwon on Sunday.
The win kept Hanwha in a tie for ninth place with KT Wiz, who had dropped to 0-11 the day before against NC. Their season record now stands at 15 wins, 3 draws, and 26 losses. NC, on the other hand, has 22 wins and 22 losses and is five games out of first place토토사이트. They dropped one spot from fourth to fifth.
The star of Hanwha’s victory was starting pitcher Felix Peña. Peña pitched six innings of five-hit ball with four walks and four strikeouts to earn his fourth win of the season. It was his fifth consecutive quality start.
After failing to capitalize on NC starter Lee Jae-hak through four innings, Hanwha broke the 0-0 tie in the top of the fifth. With runners on first and second, Lee’s sacrifice bunt and an error led off the inning, and Moon Hyun-bin followed with a two-run double to center field to make it 3-0.
Hanwha put the game out of reach in the top of the ninth with two runs on three walks, a fielder’s choice and a sacrifice fly. Hanwha was limited to two hits on the day, but was able to capitalize on errors and walks to secure a comfortable victory.
NC was unable to score a run despite pounding out eight hits. They self-destructed with two walks and a hit batter in each inning. The defense committed two errors and the pitching staff gave up seven walks.
In Daegu, where the foreign aces went head-to-head, KT defeated the Samsung Lions 5-2. Riding a four-game winning streak, KT moved to within half a game of eighth-place Kiwoom Heroes, who lost their fourth straight game on the day.
KT starter Wes Benjamin pitched five innings of four-hit, two-run ball to earn the win. In the sixth inning, Kim Min-soo, Lee Chae-ho, Joo Woo-kwon, and Son Dong-hyun pitched one inning each to preserve the win. Samsung starter David Buchanan took the loss, allowing five runs on 11 hits in four innings.