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Orioles’ Kim makes it to base for seventh straight game

Baltimore Orioles’ Kim Hyun-soo made it to base for the seventh consecutive Major League Baseball game on Tuesday.

In the home game against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, Kim started the game batting second and playing left field, going 0-for-3 on the plate. But despite the absence of a hit, Kim was able to reach the base with a base-on-ball. Since the game against the Seattle Mariners on May 18, Kim has gotten on base in every game he’s played. After the game, his batting average decreased slightly to .360.

After hitting his first career home run in the Majors the previous day on Monday, Kim went to the plate as a table setter for the Orioles. During his first at-bat in the bottom of the first, Kim made solid contact with a 73-mile-per-hour knuckleball by Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright, but was eventually flied out by Red Sox left fielder Blake Swihart. He was quickly called out on a strike during his next at-bat in the bottom of the third. He finally got to the first base in the fifth inning. Although the Orioles were behind the Red Sox by only one run until the seventh inning, the relief pitching lineup gave out two home runs in the eighth inning to concede four runs. The Orioles came out with a 2-7 loss at the end of the day.

Elsewhere in the Majors, Pittsburgh Pirates’ Kang Jung-ho grabbed a run batted in for the team as the Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins 10-0 on the road. Kang picked up his RBI in the first inning by singling on a line drive to right field. Kang’s single brought David Freese home. Batting fourth and playing third base, Kang went 1-for-5 on Tuesday.

By Choi Hyung-jo
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