‘Steel Catcher’ Kang Min-ho hits 3 HRs…Samsung defeats NC in front of packed house

SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) – Kang Min-ho, who moved into a tie for second place in the KBO for most games played, had three hits and the Samsung Lions beat the NC Dinos.

Samsung won 3-1 at home against NC in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Tuesday.

Riding a two-game winning streak, the eighth-ranked Samsung extended its lead over the ninth-ranked Hanwha Eagles to half a game.

Despite Samsung’s poor record this season, baseball fans filled all 24,000 seats for the game, which was played during the Chuseok holiday weekend.

Kang Min-ho, who singled in the first at-bat of the second inning, brought home a run with runners on first and third in the third inning with the score tied at 0-0.

He added an RBI single in the fifth inning to finish 4-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, and celebrated his 2,223th career game. 카지노사이트

Kang Min-ho tied the record for most games played with Jung Sung-hoon, and came within 14 games of Park Yong-taek’s record of 2,237 games.

Despite being a physically demanding and injury-prone catcher, Kang Min-ho has stayed on the field consistently and is likely to set a new record early next season.

Samsung scored two runs in the fourth inning with runners on first and third on Ryu Ji-hyuk’s single and Kim Hyun-joon’s sacrifice fly to seal the win.

Third-place NC, which is in a two-way battle with KT for second place, could only muster one run in the sixth inning on Park Gun-woo’s RBI single with runners on first and third.

Samsung starter David Buchanan picked up his 11th win of the season (8-1) with six innings of two-hit ball, striking out two and walking one.

Samsung closer Oh Seung-hwan picked up his 26th save of the season, moving him four saves shy of 400 for his KBO career.

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