The Lotte Giants pushed the Kiwoom Heroes to an eight-game losing streak in the first game of the second half.
Lotte won 2-0 in a home game against Kiwoom in the 2023 Baseball World Series at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Nov. 21.
Kiwoom lost its eighth straight game, approaching the franchise record for most consecutive losses (nine) set in 2009.
Lotte scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the third inning on Jeon Jun-woo’s two-run homer to left field with two outs.
Ahn Woo-jin pitched six innings of two-run ball with six strikeouts, but the home run was enough to take the loss.
Ki was left stranded with 10 runners on base despite six hits and five walks.
Lee Won-seok grounded out with the bases loaded in the fifth and Lee Hyung-jong struck out with the bases loaded in the sixth.
After Charlie Barnes, who pitched five scoreless innings, faltered in the sixth, allowing two walks, 먹튀검증 Lotte brought up Kim Sang-soo to get Lee Hyung-jong with two outs to put out the fire.
Koo Seung-min (7th), Choi Jun-yong (8th), and Kim Won-joong (9th) pitched one inning each to complete the shutout.
LOTTE’s newly acquired foreign hitter, Niko Goodrum, batted second and finished his debut with one hit in four at-bats.