Samsung 7, Doosan 0
W - Jang Won-sam (5-2), L - Lim Tae-hoon (3-3)
Samsung HR - Jin Kab-yong (5), Chae Tae-in 2(7) Doosan HR - None
Samsung did all of its damage with the long ball and starter Jang Won-sam and the Samsung bullpen were able to shutdown the Doosan offense. Samsung catcher Jin Kab-yong hit a two-run bomb in the second inning to put Samsung on the board. First baseman Chae Tae-in added a two-run homer in the sixth and a three-run blast in the eighth inning to give Samsung a seven-run advantage. Jang tossed 6 1/3 innings(92 pitches, 59 strikes) of shutout baseball. Jang allowed three hits and two walks while striking out four.
LG 1, Nexen 0 (11)
W - Shinya Okamoto (4-1), L - Oh Jae-yeong (0-1)
LG HR - None Nexen HR - None
The Twins and Heroes traded zeroes for ten innings before LG first baseman Park Byeong-ho hit a bloop single into center field with runners on the corners. The ball fell mere inches away from Heroes center fielder Jang Ki-yeong and scored the game's only run. LG starter Kim Kwang-sam threw eight shutout innings(107 pitches, 67 strikes). Kim allowed four hits, two walks and one hit batsman while striking out three. Nexen starter Goh Won-joon also tossed eight shutout innings(114 pitches, 71 strikes). Goh gave up three hits and three walks while striking out seven.
SK 11, Lotte 4
W - Kim Kwang-hyeon (5-2), L - Jang Won-joon (5-4)
SK HR - Park Kyeong-wan (7), Lee Jae-won (1), Ahn Kyeong-hyeon (1), Choi Jeong (9) Lotte HR - Moon Gyu-hyeon (1)
SK ace Kim Kwang-hyeon settled down after a shaky start, got some run support and earned a W. Kim gave up a pair of early runs to Lotte, but settled down and threw 5 2/3 innings(104 pitches, 66 strikes). Kim allowed six hits, one walk and one hit batsman while striking out four. Giants starter Jang Won-joon was battered for six runs during his four innings of work and never really gave his team a chance to win. The Wyverns gave the Giants a taste of their own medicine by hitting four homers. Lotte DH Hong Seong-heun was held homer less for the first time in five games. Hong did finish 2-4 with a walk and an RBI. SK essentially kept the line moving through out the afternoon. It felt like they started every inning with two runners on base. Oddly enough, the Giants didn't give many free passes. The Wyverns recorded one walk and one HBP. Veteran SK catcher Park Kyeong-wan enjoyed a solid afternoon. The ageless catcher went 3-5 with a double, a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. Lotte warm body Moon Gyu-hyeon got a rare start at shortstop and made the most of it. Moon finished the afternoon 3-4 with a homer, one RBI and two runs scored.
KIA 6, Hanhwa 2
W - Yoon Seok-min (4-2), L - Park Jeong-jin (1-1)
KIA HR - None Hanhwa HR - None
I'd like to say that KIA starter Yoon Seok-min simply overpowered the Hanhwa Tigers and cruised to an easy W, but that's simply not true. Yoon was effective...effectively wild. Yoon tossed eight innings(130 pitches, 74 strikes) of two-run baseball. He allowed only three hits, but walked five while striking out eight. KIA actually faced a 2-1 deficit in the 6th inning, but a three-run rally gave the Tigers a lead and they never looked back. KIA second baseman Ahn Chi-hong lead off the inning with a single to right. KIA first baseman Choi Hee-seop drew a walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. KIA catcher Cha Il-mok leaned into a pitch to load the bases. KIA DH Na Ji-won laced a double down the left field line to score a pair of runs and give KIA a 3-2 lead. KIA added an insurance run when shortstop Kim Sun-bin singled to center.