Samsung 5, Doosan 3 (11)
W - Kwon Hyeok (3-1), L - Lee Jae-hak (1-1)
Samsung HR - Park Han-yi (7) Doosan HR - None
Samsung carried a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Doosan Bears rallied. Lee Won-seok lead off the bottom of the eighth with a walk and was lifted for a pinch runner. Doosan center fielder Lee Jong-wook hit a line drive to left that was misplayed by left fielder Oh Jeong-bok. The ball rolled to the wall. The runner scored easily and Lee was standing on second. Second baseman Goh Yeong-min sacrificed himself to get Lee into third. Lee scored on a double from left fielder Kim Hyeon-su to give Doosan a 2-1 lead. Samsung took the lead back in the top of the ninth on a two-run homer from right fielder Park Han-yi. The Lions gave it right back in the bottom of the ninth after outfielder Jeong Su-bin lead off with a double and scored on a seeing-eye single from shortstop Son Si-hyeon to tie the game at three. In the top of the eleventh, Samsung rallied again. With runners on first and second with no outs, third baseman Park Seok-min hit a mammoth fly ball to left that was badly misplayed by Kim Hyeon-su. Both runners were able to score and give Samsung a 5-3 lead.
SK 9, LG 2
W - Jeon Byeong-du (1-0), L - Bong Jung-geun (7-4)
SK HR - Choi Jeong (12), Kim Kang-min (7), Kim Jae-hyeon (6) LG HR - Cho In-seong (14)
So much for Choi Jeong missing time. Not only did the third baseman not miss a start, but he clubbed a solo homer and went 2-5. SK pitcher Jeon Byeong-du made his first start of the season and earned the W. Jeon tossed 5 1/3 innings(89 pitches, 57 strikes) of one-run ball. Jeon gave up three hits and two walks while striking out four. SK second baseman Jeong Geun-woo is still Mr. Everything for the Wyverns. Jeong went 2-2 with a walk, two sacrifices, two RBIs, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Lee Ho-joon got the start at first base for the Wyverns and went 2-2 with a double and two RBIs. Zombies' ace Bong Jung-geun was lit up for five runs during his five innings of work. Allowing twelve base runners in five innings isn't a plan for victory against a team like SK.
Nexen 7, KIA 3
W - Kim Seong-tae (3-1), L - Jeon Tae-hyeon (2-5)
Nexen HR - None KIA HR - Kim Sang-hyeon (8), Na Ji-wan (7)
Nexen scored a bunch of runs early and the Nexen bullpen shut the game down last night. Nexen put together a pair of assembly line rallies early in the game to take a seven-run lead before KIA was able to get on the scoreboard. Nexen rallied for three runs in the first inning and added four more in the fourth. Six different Heroes drove in runs and seven different Heroes scored runs. It was a total team effort. If they weren't getting on base, they were driving in runs. If they weren't driving in runs, they were moving runners along. Nexen also used their legs to generate offense. The Heroes stole four bases with two coming from third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun. Hwang finished the evening 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Three different Nexen relievers combined to throw four shutout innings. KIA had exactly one base runner after the fifth inning.
Lotte 9, Hanhwa 5
W - Song Seung-joon (8-4), L - Heo Yoo-kang (1-2), S - Heo Joon-hyeok (1)
Lotte HR - Karim Garcia (20), Hong Seong-heun (18), Park Jong-yoon (6) Hanhwa HR - None
This win makes three in a row against the Eagles in Masan. Lotte starter Song Seung-joon threw well enough, but it was the Lotte offense that deserved the spotlight. Four different Giants drove in at least two runs. Second baseman Cho Seong-hwan went 1-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. DH Hong Seong-heun went 2-3 with a walk, a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. Karim Garcia was 3-4 with a homer, two RBIs and one run scored. Finally, catcher Kang Min-ho went 2-4 with a pair of RBIs. Song threw 5 2/3 innings(101 pitches, 57 strikes), but allowed four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out four. Hanhwa DH Kim Tae-wan had a big day in defeat. Kim went 3-4 with a walk, three RBIs and run scored.