Going almost to plan with two teams extending their winning streaks while two others continued their recent losing ways, Lotte snatched victory from the jaws of defeat rallying for three runs in the bottom of the ninth against one of the KBO’s leading relievers. Kia’s Kyung-chan Moon yielded his first earned runs since May 10th, recording only one out giving up four hits and three earned runs blowing a win for his team and Aaron Brooks . With one out and the bases loaded, Joon-tae Kim of the Giants hit the game winner, moving Lotte within two games of Kia in the standings for the last playoff spot. 

Kiwoom notched its sixth straight win sending the LG Twins to their fourth consecutive loss. SK moved their losing streak to seven while Doosan continued to surge, winning its fifth straight contest. Standings continue to evolve but each team does its best to compete. With all of this in mind, one of the best parts of the KBO remains the passion and flare players display on a daily basis: 

Now it's time to highlight the top performances across Tuesday’s slate. 

Starting Pitcher Spotlight

Kia’s Aaron Brooks fired seven shutout innings giving up one hit and three walks while striking out six in a no-decision. Here’s a sample of how his tunneling plays well in the KBO

Brooks seems to be settling in with a 2-0 record in June over 24.1 innings with a 1.85 ERA and 22:6 K:BB mark. 

Chris Flexen recorded his third win allowing seven hits and two earned runs with eight strikeouts, the highest total on the slate. Flexen lowered his ERA to 3.26 this year with 43 strikeouts in 47 innings. 

Samsung’s Chae-heung Choi moved to 4-2 working six innings yielding five hits, one earned run and a walk with five strikeouts. 

Benefiting from strong run support, Kiwoom’s Won-tae Choi evened his record at 3-3 scattering nine hits, two earned runs, and walking two with four strikeouts against the LG Twins. 

NC’s Drew Rucinski notched his fifth win lasting seven innings giving up seven hits, three earned runs, and a walk with six strikeouts. Rucinski’s now third in the KBO in strikeouts with 55 and fifth in ERA (2.67). 

Hitter Highlights

Samsung Lions

  • Sang-su Kim (2B) - Went 1-for-4 with a run and a walk. 
  • Won-seok Lee (DH) - Recorded two hits in four at-bats with a run and an RBI. 
  • Eun-min Kim (C) - A perfect day at the dish going 3-for-3 with two runs, a double, an RBI, and walked. 
  • Hae-min Park (OF) - Entered the game as a pinch hitter finishing with a double and his fourth home run driving in four runs in two at-bats. 

Doosan Bears

  • Jae-hwan Kim (DH) - Racked up three hits including his ninth home run, scored two runs, knocked in four, and walked in five plate appearances. 
  • Jose Miguel Fernandez (1B) - Tallied two hits in four at-bats with three runs, a double, and walked twice. 
  • Kun-woo Park (OF) - A productive day going 3-for-4 with two runs, a double, and three RBI. 


  • Byung-ho Park (1B) - Launched two home runs (9,10) during a 4-for-4 game with three runs, two RBI, and reached via hit-by-pitch. He’s been playing through injury issues this year and battled with reduced production of late, perhaps this game gets Park going. 
  • Ha-seong Kim (SS) - Hit his ninth home run, a solo shot in five at-bats. 
  • Jung-hoo Lee (OF) - Quietly ascended into second in the KBO in batting average (.388) going 3-for-5 with a run and a triple. 
  • Dong-won Park (C) - Snapped out of a three-game hitless streak blasting his ninth home run in four at-bats. 
  • Hye-sung Kim (2B) - Went 2-for-4 with a run, double, and walked. 

NC Dinos

  • Eui-ji Yang (C) - Returning to the lineup after getting the weekend off due to vertigo, Yang showed no ill effects going 2-for-3 with two runs, a double, and hit the go-ahead home run for the Dinos, his seventh this year. 
  • Jin-hyuk No (SS) - Tallied two hits in four at-bats with two RBI. 

KT Wiz

  • Jeong-dae Bae (OF) - Cracked his first home run of the season during a 2-for-4 day with two runs, a double and an RBI. 
  • Mel Rojas Jr. (OF) - Moved into the KBO lead hitting his 14th home run among his two hits in four at-bats driving in two. Rojas Jr. also tied Preston Tucker for the league lead in RBI (40) and ranks third in average (.385) making a run at the triple crown possible this year. 
  • Baek-ho Kang (1B) - Drew two walks and singled in four plate appearances. 

Kia Tigers

  • Ho-ryung Kim (OF) - Another hot day at the plate for Kim going 3-for-5 with two runs and stole his third base. Kim’s hitting .328 since joining Kia with 20 runs in only 18 games played. 
  • Hyung-woo Choi (DH) - Hit his seventh home run during a 2-for-3 contest with a run, three RBI, and walked. 

Hanwha Eagles

  • Tae-kyun Kim (1B) - Went 2-for-3 with his second home run, an RBI, and walked. 

Lotte Giants

  • Dixon Machado (SS) - Recorded a double, scored a run, and drove in one in four at-bats during Lotte’s comeback win. 

Wednesday could be a tricky slate with weather as a potential factor. As of now, here are the updated standings in the KBO:

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