In the top of the first inning, leadoff hitter Hong Chang-ki walked on base, and first baseman Hong Chang-ki advanced to second base as Shin Min-jae grounded out in front of first baseman. With one out and runners on second base, Kim struck out.
Austin, who entered the batter’s box with two outs and a runner on second base, crossed the middle fence by hitting SSG starter So Young-jin’s third 130km slide in the 1-1 ball count.
It was a preemptive two-run shot that gave him a clear head start. Austin clenched his fist and cheered around the ground. Around the second base, he alternately pointed at 2 and 0 with one hand and promoted himself to inform the dugout of his 20th home run.
Austin smiled broadly and enjoyed a high five with third base coach Park Yong-geun, and enjoyed the ceremony by sharing shoulders with his fellow players in the dugout. 토토
Austin said his 20th home run of the season is the fourth among LG hitters. Roberto Petazini in 2009, Luis Jimenez in 2017, and Roberto Ramos in 202 hit his 20th home run of a single season.
SSG chased by scoring one run in the bottom of the ninth inning, but lost by one point as Choi Joon-woo retired with a foul fly to third base and Choo Shin-soo grounded out to second base.
LG starter Kelly recorded his ninth win of the season with six scoreless innings, four hits, and five strikeouts, while SSG’s second pitcher Elias pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out one pitch and four outs.