professional baseball, SSG beat NC to return to the lead a day later. Designated hitter Choi Jeong blasted two home runs and was responsible for all of the team's runs.

Lee Sung-hoon is a journalist.

Choi, who has been suffering from a "home run drought" for
14 games, got a taste of his hand for the first time in a long time against NC ace Koo Chang-mo.

In the first inning, he pulled a high fastball up the middle and drew a go-ahead solo arch over the left-field fence.

With a 1-1 lead on thin ice, they even hit a wedge in the eighth inning.

On a no-out, first-and-second base opportunity, he hit a high changeup from NC Ha Joon-young and blasted a three-run home run in the sixth inning of the season that sailed narrowly behind the left-field bleachers.

SSG, who pitched a scoreless relay from starter Oh Won-seok to Cheol-wall reliever, returned to the lead after a day with a 0-8 victory.

Hanwha broke a two-game losing streak with a thrilling end-to-end victory.

In the 1-2 tie with Lotte in the 6th inning, second baseman Jung Eun-won boldly ran home on Chae Eun-sung's short hit to center field, and scored the winning run while catcher Lotte Yu Gangnam missed an elusive rebounded home pitch, sending the home fans into a frenzy.

KIA took the lead on a two-game winning streak by beating Samsung 4-0 on the strength of rookie Yoon Young-cheol's two-run homer and Socrates' two-run homer with one out in the sixth inning.

Doosan pounded out 2 hits, including home runs by Kim Jae-hwan and Rojas, to beat Kiwoom and snap their first five-game winning streak of the season and move up to fourth place.

LG scored five runs in the fourth inning, including a three-RBI double by Lee Jae-won, to earn a 1-1 come-from-behind victory over KT.