This article is part of our DFS KBO series.
Friday's KBO slate looked like it would feature an exciting pitcher's duel between Raul Alcantara and Hyun Jong Yang as the Bears and Tigers battled it out for the fifth and final playoff spot. Alcantara more or less held up his end of the bargain, throwing a quality start, but Yang was lit up for six runs in five innings as they Bears went on to win 14-3, with Kyoung Min Hur jumping up to the leadoff spot and going 3-for-5 with five RBI. Elsewhere, the Heroes also reached double digits, beating the Wyverns 12-5, with Jong Hyeop Heo homering three times. The Lions also impressed, beating the Dinos 8-2 as Dong Yeop Kim reached base four times and Chae Heung Choi struck out seven while allowing just one run in six innings. Elsewhere, Min Woo Kim allowed just one run in five innings but Dan Straily allowed just one run in eight, buying his Giants teammates the time to score three runs off the Eagles' bullpen to win 4-1, while Je Seong Bae's six scoreless innings and Mel Rojas Jr.'s league-leading 40th homer helped the Wiz past the Twins 5-2.
Saturday's slate, which again begins at 1 a.m. ET, contains what looks to be a fairly standard spread of starting pitchers. Note that the first games of the Lions-Dinos and Twins-Wiz doubleheaders will be included, but the nightcaps will not.