The regular season of professional baseball is less than a week away, but the competition for 3rd and 5th place is not over yet.
6th place NC ran 3 straight wins, chasing 5th place KIA by a game and a half.
Correspondent Lee Seong-hoon.
NC center fielder Park Gun-woo catches Lotte's 3-0 lead in the 5th two-out 2-3 base crisis with a fantastic diving catch.
NC starter Chang-mo Koo, who cheered the most, struck out nine up to the sixth inning and scored his 11th win of the season with three runs, breaking his record for most wins in a season.
Young-soo Oh and Joo-won Kim, the youngest members of the NC line, led the team to three consecutive wins by jointly scoring six hits and four runs.
Lotte Dae-ho Lee finished his last away game without a hit in four at-bats amid the bad luck of getting a well-hit ball caught in the rain, leaving only the retirement game to be held at Sajik Stadium the next day (8th).
5th place KIA was defeated 10-2 by failing to attack LG starter Kim Yun-sik, who has been fighting since September.
With three games remaining, KIA was chased by NC with four games remaining by a game and a half.
KT, which had challenged to secure 6 consecutive wins and 3rd place, lost 4th place winning and riding as ace Young-pyo Ko collapsed against Samsung.
SSG, who achieved the first 'Wire to Wire' win in history, held a ceremony ahead of the Doosan game and vowed to win the Korean Series for the first time in four years.
SSG ace Kwang-Hyun Kim gave up four points in just one inning and became a losing pitcher, making him the youngest ever to win 150 games and failed to achieve an ERA of 1 point for the first time in 12 years since Ryu Hyun-jin in 2010.