The LG Twins achieved a midweek sweep to extend its lead in the KBO. It is 4.5 games ahead of SSG Landers. On the other hand, NC Dinos and KT Wiz took third and fourth place, respectively, as they overtook Doosan Bears.
Last week, the Twins swept the Kiwoom Heroes. In addition, the Heroes are suffering an eight-game losing skid.
This momentum could not carry into the weekend, with the Twins losing 5-4 to the Samsung Lions on Friday, 6-3 on Saturday, and 7-4 on Sunday.
LG Twins Achieved Midweek Sweep
After anonymous internet threats of a probable knife attack at the stadium, police were seen in large numbers during that Sunday’s game at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park. According to sports betting odds experts, police and military personnel were on hand to ensure the game went as planned.
Despite a rough finish to the week, the Twins increased their advantage to 4.5 games over the Landers and Bears, who had been in second and third place, respectively. According to Korea sports news reports, the Heroes went 3-0 this week.
The Landers were swept by the Wiz in the only other midweek game, losing 8-0, 7-0, and 3-1. Despite losing Game 3 of the series by a score of 1-0 on Sunday, the defending champions came back to defeat the seventh-place Lotte Giants 4-1 on Friday and 9-6 on Saturday to win the series.
Despite the lack of runs, that Sunday’s game will go down in KBO annals since Aaron Wilkerson, Kim Won-jun, and Koo Seung-min teamed to pitch the third no-hitter in league history.
According to iGaming Korea reports, the Bears won three of four against the Hanwha Eagles over the week to end a five-game losing run, but they were swept by the surging Wiz (4-3 on Friday, 7-4 on Saturday, and 3-1 on Sunday). The Dinos climbed to third position on the strength of an intense week, during which they swept the Heroes 4-2, 4-3, 12-7, and defeated the Giants 6-3, 3-6, 8-1.