Kim laughed with the team, while Bae and his teammates shook their heads.

Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB) extended his hitting streak to five games. He started at second base and went 1-for-5 against the visiting 2023 MLB Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on April 24.

Kim was held in check by Washington lefty starter Mackenzie Gore before getting a hit off right-handed reliever Chad Kuhl late in the game. 먹튀검증 Kim led off the eighth inning with a single and drove a 95.7-mile-per-hour (154-kilometer-per-hour) low sinker from Kuhl into the right-field seats for a clean hit. Kim extended his hitting streak to five games.

Too bad he didn’t drive in a run. He has 99 RBIs in his MLB career and could have reached the 100-run plateau today, but he didn’t follow through. Juan Soto singled and Ha-Sung Kim stole second, but Xander Bogaerts walked and Jake Cronenweth struck out to end the inning.

Earlier in the day, San Diego beat Washington 7-4 for its second straight win. San Diego starter Darvish Yu earned the win, allowing three runs on six hits in six innings.

Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. USA TODAY Sports Yonhap News

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bae Ji-hwan had two hits but was doubled off the field twice, putting a damper on the game, as the Pirates fell to the Texas Rangers 6-1.

On April 24, Bae went 2-for-3 with a double in the eighth spot in the batting order against the Rangers at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His season batting average rose from .254 to .264 (129-for-32).

But trying to capitalize on his quick feet proved to be a poison. In the third inning, he led off with a single to left and was thrown out at first base by Texas starter Nathan Eovaldi. Video review didn’t change the call. In the eighth inning, he led off with an infield single, but on the ensuing at-bat, he was thrown out on a replay as he tried to run from second to third base.

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