BUSAN, South Korea – The Lotte Giants got back on track this weekend, sweeping all three games against the KIA Tigers at home.
Lotte hung on in the ninth to beat KIA 5-4 in the opener, led by Park Joon-suh’s three for three game at the plate with an RBI. Lotte almost blew Lee Yong-hoon’’s (5-0) fifth win, but Kim Sa-yeol finished off the game for his ninth save.
Saturday saw an easier time for the Giants as Park Joon-suh hit a solo shot, and Kang Min-ho hit a three run homer to lead Lotte past KIA 6-1. Song Seung-joon (3-4) pitched six innings giving up four hits and one run while striking out four for the win.
On Sunday, Ryan Sadowski had one of his best outings of the season, as Lotte held on to beat KIA 6-4. Sadowski (1-2) went five innings, giving up five hits and one run, while striking out six. Hong Seung-hoon led the offence going 4-4 with two RBIs.
The Giants now hit the road for two series, first in Daegu versus Samsung, and on the weekend versus Doosan in Seoul.