LG’s Oh Ji-hwan celebrates after hitting a double with no outs in the seventh inning of the baseball game between the LG Twins and the Doosan Bears during the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea, on July 28.

The LG Twins beat the Doosan Bears in extra innings to extend their winning streak to three games.

LG beat Doosan 7-6 in the 10th inning of their 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on July 29, thanks to Oh Ji-hwan’s game-winning hit in extra innings.

With the win, leader LG improved to 52-2-33 with its third straight victory and maintained a 2.5-game lead over second-place SSG Landers (49-1-35), which swept the Hanwha Eagles on the same day. Third-place Doosan, on the other hand, dropped its fourth straight game to fall to 44-1-40.

The game was tied at 0-0 in a pitcher’s duel through the fourth inning, but the fifth inning turned the tide. With the bases loaded, LG scored three runs on a double by Moon Sung-joo and an error.

In the process, Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop was ejected for protesting the video review. The momentum carried LG to a 4-0 lead after back-to-back RBI singles by Kim Hyun-soo.

Doosan answered right back. A walk to leadoff hitter Kang Seung-ho and back-to-back singles by Yang Chan-yeol and Park Jun-young loaded the bases, and Jung Soo-bin’s RBI single scored the first run.

Doosan’s offense continued. With the bases loaded, Kim Jae-hwan lined a double off of reliever Kim Jin-sung. The ball sailed through the defense shift and into the outfield, bringing home runners from second and third.

Doosan then tied the game at 4-4 in the sixth inning when Yang Chan-yeol singled off Jung Woo-young with runners on second and third to bring home Yang Ji from third.

Doosan added two more runs in the eighth inning off LG pitcher Ham Seung-jo.

But LG remained strong. In the ninth, Moon Bo-kyung doubled off Chung Chul-won and Park Hae-min singled to put runners on first and third. Shin Min-jae then hit a grounder to shortstop, but Kim Jae-ho, who caught the ball, made a throwing error and scored a run.

Hong Chang-ki then hit a grounder to Doosan closer Hong Gun-hee, allowing Park Hae-min to score from third base to tie the game at 6-6 and send the game into extra innings.

After tying the game in dramatic fashion, LG rallied in the top of the 10th.

Leadoff hitter Kim Hyun-soo doubled, and pinch runner Choi Seung-min quickly reached third on Austin Dean’s grounder to second. Then, Oh Ji-hwan hit a grounder to third baseman Heo Kyung-min, who couldn’t make the catch. In the meantime, Choi Seung-min scored from third base, giving LG a 7-6 lead.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, 한국야동 Go Woo-seok retired the next three batters to end the long game.