Nexen 12, LG 5
W - Adrian Burnside (7-7), L - Kim Kwang-sam (4-3)
Nexen HR - None LG HR - Jeong Seong-hoon (4), Lee Taek-geun (6), Lee Jin-yeong (6)
I'm not sure if Adrian Burnside is capable of throwing more than five innings and giving up less than three runs. It seems like his stat line is always something like that. Well last night, Burnside threw five innings and gave up three runs. Thankfully, the Nexen offense gave him enough run support and he was able to earn the W. The final sounds a little more lopsided than the game actually was. Nexen took batting practice against the shallow end of the LG bullpen in the eighth inning and rallied for five runs to put the game away. Nexen center fielder Jang Ki-yeong lead off for the Heroes and lead the Heroes offense by going 2-5 with two RBIs, two run scored and two stolen bases. Nexen catcher Yoo Sun-jeong went 2-3 with a HBP and scored three times. Infielder Kim Min-woo also went 2-3 with a HBP, but he doubled, drove in two runs and scored once.
Doosan 4, Hanhwa 3
W - Jeong Jae-hoon (4-2), L - Park Jeong-jin (2-2), S - Lee Yong-chan (18)
Doosan HR - None Hanhwa HR - None
This game was tied at three heading into the ninth inning. With two outs and the bases empty, shortstop Son Si-hyeon singled to left. The next batter, catcher Yang Eui-ji, singled to put runners on first and second. Hanhwa closer Yang Hoon drilled second baseman Goh Yeong-min in the back to load the bases. Center fielder Lee Jong-wook drew a bases loaded walk to score Son and give Doosan a 4-3 lead. Doosan closer Lee Yong-chan threw a 1-2-3 ninth to earn the save. Doosan starter Hong Sang-sam defied logic and actually threw reasonably well last night. Hong tossed 6 2/3 innings(99 pitches, 63 strikes), but gave up all three Hanhwa runs. Hong allowed only two hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Samsung 7, Lotte 6
W - Ahn Ji-man (6-3), L - Lee Jeong-hoon (1-6)
Samsung HR - None Lotte HR - Hong Seong-heun (20), Karim Garcia (21)
This makes two straight days that the Lions have ended the game with a dog pile and someone getting doused with water. Karim Garcia gave the Giants a 6-4 lead in the eighth inning with a two-run homer. Samsung loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth and cut the lead to 6-5 when outfielder Park Han-yi drew a walk. Samsung first baseman Chae Tae-in poked a single into center to score the tying run. Then, in the bottom of the ninth, Samsung put runners on first and second with one out. KBO home run king Yang Joon-hyeok stepped up to the plate. Yang ripped a base hit down the left field line to score the game winning run and earn himself a dousing with water and Pocari.
SK 8, KIA 2
W - Ken Kadokura (9-4), L - Kwak Jeong-cheol (1-6)
SK HR - Na Ju-hwan (7), Park Jeong-kwon (11) KIA HR - None
KIA reliever Kwak Jeong-cheol was pressed into starting action and it didn't go very well. Kwak was lifted after the second inning and things got worse from there. Shortstop Na Ju-hwan lead the Wyverns offense by going 3-4 with a homer three RBIs and a run scored. First baseman ark Jeong-kwon chipped in with a 2-5, one homer, two RBI, one run scored effort. Center fielder Kim Kang-min went 2-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. SK starter Ken Kadokura took advantage of the early run support and cruised to victory. Kadokura threw six innings(107 pitches, 67 strikes) and gave up two runs. Kadokura allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out five.