Choo Shin-soo extends on-base streak to 26 games
Texas Rangers’ Korean outfielder Choo Shin-soo has extended his on-base streak to 26 games in a loss.
Choo went 1-for-5 with two RBIs against the Houston Astros, which beat the Rangers 8-7 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday.
Choo has now reached base safely in 26 consecutive games, nine shy of his personal best, which was set over the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
For the year, Choo is batting .267 with 11 homers and 29 RBIs.
Batting leadoff and playing in left field, Choo kept his streak alive in the second inning, driving in two runs with a single off Houston starter Dallas Keuchel. He grounded out to Keuchel in the first, and hit into line outs in the fourth and the fifth. He struck out in his final at-bat in the eighth.
Choo has at least a hit in 17 of his past 20 games.
Kang Jung-ho moves from Single-A to Triple-A team
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Korean infielder Kang Jung-ho has taken a big step forward in his bid to return to the majors.
The Indianapolis Indians, the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate, announced Sunday (local time) that Kang has been promoted from Single-A Bradenton and will join their club for a four-game set against the Toledo Mud Hens this week. Kang jumped over Double-A Altoona.
Kang tore up Single-A pitching at the start of this month, batting .417 (10-for-24) with three home runs, 11 RBIs and five runs scored. He drew six walks and struck out three times, while splitting time between third base and shortstop.
Kim Sei-young finishes 4th Shoprite LPGA Classic
Kim Sei-young finished fourth at the Shoprite LPGA Classic, dropping three spots during the final round on Sunday.
After setting a course record of 10 under par, 61, during the second round, Kim started the final round with a two-shot lead. Despite a perfect second round, Kim wasn’t able to continue her success, starting her round with a bogey on the second hole. However, by making back-to-back birdies on the next two holes and on the ninth, Kim kept her chances alive for her first win of the season.
But as Kim failed to lower her score in the back nine, she slowly gave away her lead, finishing the round at one under par.
Annie Park of the United States won the tournament with a final round of eight under par, 63, for a one shot victory over Sakura Yokomine of Japan.
By Kang Yoo-rim