Bae Ji-hwan’s big runner’s business trip… Pittsburgh’s 5-game winning streak 

Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan was excluded from the starting lineup, but he played as a major runner and stepped on the ground. 

Pittsburgh won 4-2 in the match against the Cincinnati Reds held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 22nd (Korean time).스포츠토토

Bae Ji-hwan, who continued his streak of hits in three consecutive games and then stopped hitting in the game the previous day (21st), was excluded from the starting lineup that day. However, in the bottom of the 7th he hit the ground with a runner-up. With 2nd out and 2nd base, Connor Joe got a walk and played as Joe’s lead runner. After that, Pittsburgh failed to score an extra point. Afterwards, Bae Ji-hwan went on defense as a center fielder. He didn’t step into the plate. 

Pittsburgh’s starter Mitch Keller laid the foundation for victory by fighting back with 4 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings. Pittsburgh took the lead in the bottom of the second inning with Mark Mathias’ two RBIs on second and third bases. 

In the top of the 5th inning, Cincinnati’s Nick Senzel hit a timely hit and Jose Barrero hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game 2-2, but Pittsburgh immediately turned the game around. In the bottom of the 6th inning, with 2nd out and 3rd base, the opponent scored 1 point, and in the bottom of the 7th inning, 2nd out, 1st base, Carlos Santana scored 1 more point with a timely double, ending the victory.

On the other hand, Pittsburgh marked the season with 14 wins and 7 losses, running on a 5-game winning streak with the victory. 

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