SK 4, LG 3
W - Gary Glover (5-3), L - Kim Kwang-sam (3-2), S - Lee Seung-ho (14)
SK HR - None LG HR - Cho In-seong (6)
SK used an early rally and quality start from Gary Glover to beat the Twins. In the top of the fourth inning, LG held a 1-0 lead. SK left fielder Park Jae-sang hit a two-RBI double and later scored on a single from second baseman Jeong Geun-woo to give SK a 3-1 lead. The Wyverns added an insurance run when first baseman Park Jeong-kwon tripled with a runner on first to push the lead to 4-1. Gary Glover threw 6 2/3 innings(105 pitches, 66 strikes) of two-run baseball. The Glove allowed six hits and two walks while striking out five.
Nexen 6, KIA 5
W - Song Shin-yeong (2-4), L - Yoo Dong-hoon (3-2), S - Son Seung-rak (9)
Nexen HR - None KIA HR - Kim Won-seop (5)
Both starting pitchers were knocked around early, but Nexen starter Goh Won-joon settled down, ate up some innings and kept his team in the game. KIA starter Yoon Seok-min wasn't quite as lucky, but he did stick around for seven innings. Nexen held a 5-4 lead in the seventh inning, but KIA outfielder Kim Won-seop hit a solo homer to tie the game at five. In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Heroes started a rally. With one out, the Heroes put runners on first and third. Center fielder Jeong Ki-yeong hit a slow roller to second that scored the go ahead run from third and gave Nexen a 6-5 lead. Nexen closer Son Seung-rak struck out the side in the top of the ninth for the save.
Hanhwa 10, Doosan 6
W - Park Jeong-jin (2-1), L - Kim Seong-bae (0-1)
Hanhwa HR - Choi Jin-haeng (16), Song Kwang-min (5) Doosan HR - None
The two teams traded runs early and Hanhwa held a 6-5 lead, but a four-run Eagles rally in the sixth inning put this game out of reach. Most of the damage in the inning came on a single from DH Kim Tae-wan with runners on second and third. Kim finished the game 2-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. The inning was an assembly line rally. The Eagles just kept the line moving. The inning was helped by a pair of passed balls with runners on base. Doosan made things easy on Hanhwa by letting their runners advance to scoring position without a play in the field. Hanhwa reliever Park Jeong-jin threw 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief work and earned a W. Park recorded five outs via the strikeout.
Lotte 10, Samsung 2
W - Jang Won-joon (6-4), L - Jang Won-sam (5-3)
Lotte HR - Karim Garcia 2 (14), Kang Min-ho (10), Cho Seong-hwan (3) Samsung HR - None
Lotte already had a 2-0 lead when catcher Kang Min-ho clubbed a grand slam in the fourth inning to push the lead to 6-0. It was about that time that I started looking to see if there were any good movies on. Kang finished 2-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Karim Garcia must be getting over his various ailments. Karim went 3-4 with two homers, four RBIs and two run scored. 2nd baseman Cho Seong-hwan battered every Samsung pitcher he saw. Cho enjoyed a 5-5 evening with a double, a homer, one RBI and three runs scored. Lotte starter Jang Won-joon was the beneficiary of the early run support and cruised to an easy W. Jang tossed seven innings(105 pitches, 66 strikes) of two-run baseball. Jang allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out seven.