Kim Ha-Sung scores first goal against Texas, but is subbed out with shoulder injury

San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim reacts after injuring his shoulder while sliding into third base on a sacrifice fly by Xander Bogaerts during the third inning of the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Petco Park in San Diego, California, U.S., on April 30, 2018. Kim went 1-for-1 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base (No. 21) before leaving the game with the injury.

San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim (27) has been removed from the game after injuring his right shoulder during a leadoff single against the Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Kim started the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against Texas at Petco Park in San Diego, California, U.S.A., on Aug. 31, but lasted just two at-bats before the shoulder injury forced him to leave the game in the top of the fourth inning.

After drawing a walk in his first at-bat of the inning, Kim stole second base on Juan Soto’s at-bat to record his 21st stolen base of the season. However, the subsequent batters were silent and Kim was unable to reach home.

In the bottom of the third inning, with the score tied at 0-0, Kim again led off with a single.

He hit an exquisite pitch between the third baseman and shortstop for an infield single. It snapped a six-game hitting streak dating back to July 25 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

San Diego loaded the bases with one out on a walk to Soto and a single by Manny Machado. Xander Bogaerts then singled up the middle, scoring Kim from third.

Kim injured his right shoulder when he collided with Texas catcher Sam Huff. Despite the pain, he touched home plate with his hand to score the first run of the game.

Using his left hand to support his right shoulder in pain, Kim was replaced by Matthew Batten to start the bottom of the fourth inning.

Kim went 1-for-1 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored, raising his season average to .279 with a .374 on-base percentage.

San Diego defeated Texas 5-3 earlier in the day to extend its winning streak to three games and improve to 52-54.

After allowing a leadoff single by Kim to tie the game in the top of the fourth inning, the Padres scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth on Gary Sanchez’s solo shot and Soto’s RBI double. In the bottom of the fifth, Sanchez hit a back-to-back home run to make it 4-1.

But San Diego gave up an RBI double to Marcus Semien in the top of the sixth to cut the deficit to 4-3.

Holding on to a precarious one-run lead, the Padres took a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth when Fernando Tatis Jr. hit an RBI single with two outs.

Closer Josh Hader faced a two-out jam in the top of the ninth, 고스톱 but got Josh Young to fly out to right field to preserve the win.

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