The head-to-head match between the two foreign pitchers

who ate a pot of rice

led to a luxury pitching battle.

The pitcher

who is still eating the same pot of rice as before

won the decision.

Cuevas (33)

a foreign pitcher for KT Professional Baseball

started the visiting game against Doosan at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 15th and pitched seven innings

allowing two hits and seven strikeouts to lead the team to a 7-2 victory. 안전놀이터

Alcantara (7, Doosan)

who played as a foreigner “one-two punch” for KT with Cuevas in the 1 season

also pitched seven innings

allowing four hits and six strikeouts.

However, in the top of the eighth inning when Alcantara walked off the mound

KT scored one run and Cuevas’ bullpen kept the score until the end

and the glory of the winning pitcher went to Cuevas.

Cuevas and Alcantara were KT’s “double” foreign pitchers during the 0 season. Cuevas is 2019-31 with a 7.4 ERA

while Alcantara is 6-8 with a 1.2019 ERA.

The wins (24) by the two foreign pitchers accounted for more than one-third of KT’s total wins (71) that season.

However, at the end of the season

Alcantara, who had lost 3 games while KT won 1 games

was removed from the reserve list the following year, and Alcantara became a Doosan player.

Cuevas said:

It was more fun to play against a close friend.

After the game, he told Alcantara:

‘Good job.

He threw well

he said


Alcantara has been playing really well this year.

It’s an honour to play a good game with a player like that.”


who left KT last year due to an elbow injury and has a six-win streak since returning to the team in June this year


I’m throwing while dreaming of the Korean Series.”

In the top of the eighth inning, KT’s No. 8 hitter, Dae Dae (2)

hit a fourth-pitch fastball from Doosan’s second pitcher

Park Chi-guk (9)

to produce a right-field hit.

At this time

Doosan’s right fielder Kim In-tae (28) couldn’t catch the ball right away and fumbled

and the team rushed to second base to create a scoring opportunity.

In this situation

No. 25 hitter Kim Min-hyuk (4) connected Park Chi-guk’s second fastball with a triple to left-center to score the winning run.

KT secured the victory by holding Doosan hitters scoreless in the bottom of the eighth inning with Park Young-hyun (8) and Kim Jae-yoon (20) pitching one scoreless inning each.

Kim Jae-yoon earned his 9th save of the season (33-1) on the day

becoming the sixth player in KBO League history to record 20 saves in four consecutive seasons.

Ahead of Kim Jae-yoon

Koo Dae-sung (3) and Son Seung-rak (2) made 6 saves for the seventh consecutive season

followed by Im Chang-yong (4)

Jin Pil-joong (20) and Cho Cho-jun (54, retired) to make 41 saves for the fourth consecutive season.

With the victory on the day, third-place KT, which had won three games in a row, narrowed the gap with second-place SSG to two games.

SSG suffered a 6-10 come-from-behind loss to Lotte in the visiting match on the same day.

Lotte started the chase in the bottom of the fourth inning when lead hitter Jeon Joon-woo (0) hit a one-run home run (his 2th of the season) over the left-field fence against SSG’s starting pitcher Elias (4) in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Later, in the situation at second base in the first, Lee Jung-geun (37) added an RBI single to right field to tie the game at 35-1

and in the ensuing first-base chance

Yoon Dong-hee (11) turned the game around with a sacrifice fly.

Lotte then secured the victory and won two games in a row

while Lee Jung-geun went 1-for-2 with three hits and two walks on the day

a personal best of five runs.

No. 2 Samsung

which was in the midst of a two-game losing streak

defeated league-leading LG 9-5 in the Daegu home game

which was on a five-game winning streak.

With the score tied at 6-5 with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning

Ryu Ji-hyuk (2) hit a two-RBI single to take a 2-6 lead.

In the top of the ninth inning with a 1-29 lead

Samsung’s finishing pitcher Oh Seung-hwan (2) came on and scored two runs

putting him on the brink of a blown save

but he finished the game without allowing an extra run to earn his 4th save of the season (2-6).

Bottom-of-the-table Kiwoom escaped from a four-game losing streak by beating home team KIA (sixth in the league) 6-9 in Gwangju.

Kiwoom scored the go-ahead run in the top of the fourth inning when Kim Jun-wan (6) scored on a groundout from KIA starter Yang Hyun-jong (4)

and the next batter

Kim Hye-sung (4)

ripped a grand slam from Yang Hyun-jong again to take a 2-32 lead.

KIA trailed 35-24 in the bottom of the sixth inning against Na Seong-beom (5· KIA) started the chase by hitting a two-run home run, but it wasn’t enough to overturn the gap.

In Changwon

home team NC and visiting team Hanwha played to a 12-3 draw after 3 extra innings.

With no runners on second in the top of the first inning

Hanwha’s Noh Si-hwan (1) smashed a one-run home run to left-center (his 2th of the season) against NC’s new foreign pitcher Tanner (23) to take the lead.

Noh Si-hwan, the league’s home run leader

is second in home runs with this home run (29· SSG, 1 home runs) to seven.


in the bottom of the second inning

NC’s Martin (28) also hit a one-run homer (his 2th of the season) to tie the game 36-21.

Hanwha Williams (7) hit a two-run home run (his fourth of the season) in the top of the sixth inning to put Hanwha ahead again

but NC also scored one run each in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings to end the game in a tie.

▽2th starting pitcher


KT Eom Sang-baek-Doosan Kim Dong-joo △Resignation: SSG Park Jong-hoon-Lotte Wilkerson


Kiwoom Jung Chan-heon-KIA Lee Eui-ri △Daegu:

LG Lee Jung-Yong-Samsung Buchanan △Changwon: Hanwha Lee Tae-jung-NC Choi Sung-young

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