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Choo Extends Hitting Streak to Four

Posted September. 11, 2006 06:03,   


Choo Shin-soo (24, Cleveland) is on a hitting streak for the fourth consecutive game. On September 10, during the game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago when his team was trailing 0-5, Choo Shin-soo was put in the game as the lead-off hitter in the fourth inning, and hit the starting right-hand pitcher John Garland’s seventh breaking ball to the mid-right hand fence, recording a triple. It was his second triple within ten days after the Toronto match on August 31. Choo Shin-soo, who was safe at third base, succeeded in scoring the first point for the team by coming home when Hector Luna hit a grounder. His batting average fell slightly from .286 to .284, with four at bats, one hit and two runs. Cleveland lost, 8-10.

Meanwhile, Baek Cha-seung (Age 26, Seattle) sailed along smoothly, winning his third consecutive match. On September 9, in a home game against Texas, Baek stepped up to the mound and pitched through seven innings with four hits and no runs, leading the team to a 7-2 victory. There were no walks, and Baek also recorded four strike-outs. His average for allowing points was pulled down from 3.12 to 2.22.

The right-handed pitcher of Taiwanese origin, Wang Chien-Ming (New York Yankees), allowed one run on eight hits over 7 1/3 innings, leading the team to a 3-2 victory, recording his 17th win (five losses), at Camden Yards in Orioles Park in an away game against Baltimore. With this, Wang has joined Johan Santana (Minnesota) and John Garland (Chicago White Sox) in the major league lead for the most wins.