For the second year in a row, Kim Ha-seong, who plays for Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres, has hit double-digit home runs Kim is also looking to become the first Asian infielder in the big leagues to join the 20-homer, 20-double club. Reporter Seok-jun Hong. Down 0-2 in the eighth inning, Kim Ha-seong hits a clothesline-like pitch for a game-winning solo shot. It was his 10th home run of the season, sending opposing starter Andrew Abbott off the mound after 12 strikeouts.It’s the second straight year Kim has reached double-digit home runs, with five in his last 10 games. With 10 home runs and 13 stolen bases before the end of the first half, Kim is now within striking distance of joining the coveted “20-homer, 20-steal club. If he achieves ’20-20′, he will become only the second Korean player after Shin-Soo Choo to play in the Major Leagues, and the first Asian infielder ever.However, San Diego lost to Cincinnati 3-4 despite Kim’s performance, as he went 1-for-3 with a home run, one RBI, one run scored and one walk.Pittsburgh’s Bae Ji-hwan, who has been in a slump of late, ended the first half early after being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sore left ankle.
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