Right-hander Ben Lively, 31, returned to the major leagues after a four-year hiatus from the KBO, but this time he tasted the bitter pill of giving up the most runs of the season.

Lively took the loss after allowing seven runs on 10 hits and 10 walks with eight strikeouts in 6⅔ innings of work against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on Tuesday. Cincinnati lost the game, 4-7.

Lively got off to a shaky start on the day, giving up a two-run homer to Nolan Arenado in the first inning and a two-run homer to Jordan Walker in the second, quickly surrendering a 4-0 lead. In the bottom of the seventh, he gave up a two-run homer to Nolan Gorman to give up a 2-7 lead. His sinker reached 93 mph (150 km/h) on the night.

In his first major league start, Lively pitched three scoreless innings of relief against the New York Mets on March 12 and earned the win. After taking the loss in his first start of the season, a 5⅔-inning, two-hit shutout against the New York Yankees on May 20, Lively picked up his second win with a six-inning, five-hit shutout against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 25 and his third win with a five-inning, four-hit shutout against the Boston Red Sox on May 31.메이저사이트

However, in his first start of June, he suffered his third loss of the season against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 5, allowing five runs on six hits in seven innings with three walks and five strikeouts, and then gave up his most runs of the season against St. Louis on June 10. He is now 3-4 with a 4.21 ERA.

Lively, who has 10 career wins in the KBO, played for the Samsung Lions from 2019-2021 and left South Korea with a 4-4 record and 3.95 ERA in 2019, a 6-7 record and 4.26 ERA in 2020, and a 1-4 record and 4.05 ERA in 2021. After signing a minor league deal with Cincinnati last year, Lively returned to the major leagues and was finally called up to the major league roster in May of this year, making his first appearance on a big league mound in nearly four years.

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