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Koreans clash in MLB as Twins take on the Mariners

Lee Dae-ho of the Seattle Mariners and Park Byung-ho of the Minnesota Twins clashed during a Major League Baseball (MLB) game on Monday at the Safeco Field, Seattle.

Lee went into the game as pinch hitter replacing Chris Iannetta at the bottom of the ninth but was struck out swinging against Twins’ closer Kevin Jepsen, who threw five curveballs. As of Monday, Lee’s MLB statistics stood at a .254 batting average, six home runs and 13 runs batted in.

For the Twins, Park played on first base and batted sixth. He went 0-for-3 during Monday’s game with one base-on-ball and one run-scored. At his first at-bat on the top of second, Park flied out after hitting a 96-mile-per-hour two-seam fastball. He walked during his second at-bat at the top of fourth inning and scored his run two plays later. At his third at-bat in fifth inning, he struck out swinging.

The Twins defeated the Mariners 5-4.

By Choi Hyung-jo



GOLF

Jutanugarn wins her third LPGA Tour event in a row

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Ariya Jutanugarn became the first player to win three straight LPGA Tour events in three years, closing with a 5-under 67 for a five-stroke victory Sunday in the Volvik Championship.

The 20-year-old Jutanugarn is the first player since Park In-bee in 2013 to win three consecutive tournaments and the first ever to make their first three career victories consecutive.

Jutanugarn finished at 15-under 273 at Travis Pointe after starting the day with a one-shot edge thanks to a closing eagle in the third-round.

Jutanugarn became the first Thai winner in tour history three weeks ago in Alabama and followed that up last week with a victory in Virginia. Jutanugarn doesn’t plan to play the next event in New Jersey, where she would have had a shot to become the first since Lorena Ochoa in 2008 to win four tournaments in a row.

Christina Kim was second after a 71.

AP

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