Kim scored his 35th stolen base of the season, going 1-for-1 and sparking the team’s comeback win.
South Korean infielder Kim Ha-seong (27), who plays for the San Diego Padres, helped his team win a district rivalry game.
Kim went 1-for-4 with a double, a home run, an RBI and a run scored in the first game of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Wednesday.
With his second consecutive game with a hit, Kim’s season batting average remained at .271 (132-for-488).
He has 58 RBIs on the season and 80 runs scored.
Kim led off the first inning with a single that slipped between the third baseman and shortstop.
It wasn’t a fastball, but it rolled on an exquisite course and none of the Dodgers infielders could catch it.
With Kim at first base, Dodgers starter Gavin Stone tried to keep him there with a double steal.
But Kim didn’t miss the gap and managed to steal second base.
It was his 35th stolen base of the season.
Once in scoring position, he reached home on a single by Juan Soto, the third batter of the inning.
With runners on second and third in the third inning with his team trailing 1-2, Kim was thrown out at second on a fielder’s choice, allowing the runner at third to cross home plate.
After failing to produce a hit in his next two at-bats, Kim stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning with the score tied 7-7.
When the bunt sign came from the bench, he laid down an exquisite sacrifice bunt toward first base, sending the tying run to third safely.
San Diego had runners on first and third when Tatis Jr. hit a grounder in front of the pitcher, but a throwing error put runners on first and third, allowing Soto to hit a three-run homer.
Two batters later, Xander Bogaerts hit a solo home run to make it 11-7.
San Diego loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth, 카지노사이트가이드 but closer Josh Hader got Chris Taylor to fly out to shortstop to preserve the 11-8 win.