With one hit in the extra inning and his 22nd base steal of the season, Bae Bae-hwan was crucial to the victory.

South Korean infielder Bae Ji-hwan (24), who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates, helped his team win the game.

Bae went 1-for-5 with a run scored in the first inning of the visiting St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., on Sunday (Feb. 2) in a game against the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) St. Louis Cardinals.

His season batting average dropped slightly from .240 to .239 (61-for-255).

After going 0-for-4 in regular-inning at-bats from the first through ninth innings, Bae got his first taste of a hit in the top of the 10th inning of extra innings with the score tied 1-1.

Pittsburgh scored a run on an error with runners on first and third, and Bae stepped to the plate with runners on first and third.

After Bae walked on two pitches, St. Louis left-hander JoJo Romero walked on four pitches and the runner from third came home to give Pittsburgh a 3-1 lead.

Bae then took the fifth pitch, a slider, and lined it to the pitcher for an infield single.

Pittsburgh added a run in the next at-bat on a sacrifice fly by Brian Reynolds, and Bae stole his 22nd base of the season.

Bae, who had moved from second base to center field in the ninth inning, 먹튀검증 got all three outs in the bottom of the 10th to seal the 4-2 victory.