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Choi Hyung-woo hits multiple home runs…KIA defeats SSG for second straight dayBehind a pair of home runs from Choi Hyung-woo and “transfer student” Kim Tae-gun, KIA swept SSG for the second straight game.Hanwha’s next big gun, Noh Shi-hwan, hit a home run for the second straight day and moved into a tie for the league lead in home runs.Reporter Lee Seung-guk.

Trailing 0-1, KIA strikes in the top of the second inning.KIA’s Choi Hyung-woo pulls SSG starter Kim Kwang-hyun’s changeup to the body for a huge, game-tying solo shot.Choi’s 10th home run of the season.He becomes just the second player in KBO history to reach double-digit home runs in 16 consecutive seasons.In the fifth inning, Choi again took advantage of Kim Kwang-hyun’s curveball for a solo home run over the right field wall.Catcher Kim Tae-gun, making his first start since being transferred, also had a hot night with two hits, including a game-tying double.After an early batting explosion against Kim Kwang-hyun, KIA pulled away from SSG in the late innings to win for the second straight day.In the bottom of the third inning, with Hanwha trailing 1-2, Noh Si-hwan’s bat came alive.A tiebreaking solo home run, his 19th of the season, clears the left field fence.With six home runs in his last six games, Noh has moved into a tie for the league lead in home runs with SSG’s Choi Jung.However, Lotte pulled off a thrilling come-from-behind victory, led by home runs from Ahn Chi-hong and Han Dong-hee.In Gocheok, Choi Jung-won’s celestial hit in the top of the 10th inning in extra innings gave NC a come-from-behind win over Kiwoom and lifted them out of a five-game losing streak.Doosan extended its winning streak to five games by sweeping a three-game series in Pohang against last-place Samsung.


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