SK 7, LG 1
W - Kim Kwang-hyeon (6-2), L - Park Myeong-hwan (2-4
SK HR - Park Kyeon-wan (8), Jeong Geun-woo (2) LG HR - None
We've got the makings of a game of "Can you top this?" with Hanhwa ace Ryu Hyeon-jin, KIA's Yang Hyeon-jong and SK's Kim Kwang-hyeon. Kim is probably the most accomplished of the group, but he's had the roughest season. Kim got things back on track against the LG Twins. Kim tossed 6 1/3 innings(99 pitches, 64 strikes) of one-run baseball. Kim allowed only four hits and two walks while striking out nine. With the quality start from Kim, the SK offense was able to slowly chip away at the LG pitching staff. SK scored runs in six of the nine innings played. They kept putting together one-run innings. By the time the game ended, the Wyverns held a commanding lead. Outfielder/first baseman Park Jeong-kwon lead the team by going 3-4 with a walk and two RBIs. Veteran catcher Park Kyeon-wan finished the evening 2-3 with two walks, a homer, one RBI and two runs scored. Nothing good nor interesting occured for the LG Twins.
KIA 7, Nexen 4
W - Jeon Tae-heon (2-3), L - Lee Dong-hak (0-1), S - Yoo Dong-hoon (9)
KIA HR - Lee Jong-hwan (2), Na Ji-won (4) Nexen HR - Doug Clark 2 (7)
Nexen center fielder Doug Clark looks like he's officially out of his slump. Clark blasted two homers last night and finished the game 2-3 with two walks, three RBIs and two runs scored. Sadly, Clark was the only Nexen Hero that was able to really get to Tigers' pitching last night. KIA was able to do a little more damage against the Heroes. KIA left fielder Lee Jong-hwan blasted a two-run homer in the fourth and KIA DH Na Ji-won hit a three-run homer in the fifth to give KIA a 7-1 advantage. Nexen made the game look close with the homers from Clark, but never really threatened to take the lead.
Doosan 9, Hanhwa 5
W - Lim Tae-hoon (4-3), L - Ahn Seung-min (1-1)
Doosan HR - Kim Hyeon-su (8), Kim Dong-joo 2 (10), Lee Seong-yeol (12), Choi Joon-seok (8) Hanhwa HR - Jeong Hyeon-seok (4), Kang Dong-woo (1)
Doosan powered its way to victory with five homers last night. DH Kim Dong-joo blasted a pair of solo homers and finished the game 2-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Doosan first baseman Choi Joon-seok ended the game 4-5 with a double, a homer, one RBI and two runs scored. Doosan starter Lim Tae-hoon looked more confident on the mound this time and pitched into the sixth inning. Lim tossed 5 2/3 innings(83 pitches, 52 strikes) of three-run baseball. Lim allowed six hits and one walk while striking out four. Hanhwa outfielder Kang Dong-woo did his best to make the score look not quite as bad as it could have. Kang went 3-3 with a walk, a homer, four RBIs and one run scored. Kang hit a two-run bomb late in the game to make the final look closer than this game actually was.
Lotte 5, Samsung 3
W - Lee Jae-gon (1-0), L - Ahn Ji-man (5-2), S - Lim Kyeon-won (5)
Lotte HR - Karim Garcia (12), Lee Dae-ho (11) Samsung - None
After an assembly line rally in the third inning, the Samsung Lions lead 3-0. Lotte answered back with a two-run homer by first baseman Lee Dae-ho and a solo shot by Karim Garcia to tie the game at three. The game remained tied until the top of the sixth inning. Garcia lead off the inning with a base hit. Lotte catcher Kang Min-ho was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Lotte outfielder Park Jong-yoon laid down a sac bunt to advance the runners, but he hit it into no-man's-land and everyone was safe. Lotte shortstop Park Ki-hyeok poked a single through the left side to drive in two and give the Giants a 5-3 lead. The Lotte bullpen combined to throw four shutout innings against the Lions. Closer Lim Kyeong-won recorded the final two outs for the save.