Doosan 6, LG 4
W - Kim Sun-woo (10-5), L - Kim Kwang-sam (4-4), S -Lee Yong-chan (20)
Doosan HR - None LG HR - None
Doosan chased LG starter Kim Kwang-sam from the game in the second inning. Kim recorded exactly three outs and gave up four runs on five hits and two walks. Doosan left fielder Kim Hyeon-su went 1-3 with two walks, a double, one RBI and two runs scored. DH Kim Dong-ju added a 2-3, one walk, one double, two RBI, one run scored effort. Doosan starter Kim Sun-woo turned in a typical mediocre Kim Sun-woo start. Kim tossed 5 1/3 innings(93 pitches, 58 strikes), but gave up three runs. Kim allowed seven hits, two walks and struck out four. LG right fielder Son In-ho went 3-3 with a double, one RBI and a run scored. Doosan closer Lee Yong-chan tossed a perfect ninth inning for the save.
Nexen 10, SK 3
W - Goh Won-joon (5-5), L - Goh Hyo-joon (7-4)
Nexen HR - Yoo Han-joon (8), Kim Il-kyeong (3) SK HR - Choi Jeong (15)
SK jumped out to an early lead thanks to an RBI single from first baseman Park Jeong-kwon and a two-run homer from third baseman Choi Jeong in the first inning. Nexen starter Goh Won-joon settled down, ate up some innings and the Nexen offense started hitting homers. Nexen second baseman Kim Il-kyeong went 3-4 with a double, a homer, four RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base. Nexen outfielder Yoo Han-joon went 2-4 with a walk, a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. The Nexen bullpen also deserves a mention. Four Nexen relievers combined to throw four innings of no-hit ball after starter Goh Won-joon left the game after five innings.
Hanhwa 1, Lotte 0
W - Ryu Hyeon-jin (13-4), L - Lee Jae-gon (3-2)
Hanhwa HR - None Lotte HR - None
Ryu Hyeon-jin is ready to take his talents to a more competitive league. Whether it be Japan or the US, he's ready. Ryu tossed a complete game shutout(108 pitches, 73 strikes) against the most potent offense in the KBO. Ryu allowed only five hits and one walk while striking out nine. He would be a unanimous MVP choice if Hanhwa wasn't so awful. Lotte starter Lee Jae-gon has to be annoyed that he has a loss next to his name. Lee really couldn't have done much more to win this game than he did. Lee threw 7 2/3 innings(93 pitches, 64 strikes), but gave up one run. Lee allowed six hits and a walk while striking out two. Hanhwa broke the scoreless tie in the fifth inning when catcher Shin Kyeong-hyeon knocked in first baseman Jang Seong-ho with a single.
KIA 5, Samsung 0
W - Yang Hyeon-jong (12-3), L - Bae Yeong-su (5-5)
KIA HR - None Samsung HR - None
KIA starter Yang Hyeon-jong handcuffed the Samsung offense, while the KIA Tigers ran all over the place on Samsung starter Bae Yeong-su and catcher Jin Kab-yong. Yang tossed seven shutout innings(133 pitches, 84 strikes) against the Lions. Yang gave up five hits, four walks and a hit batsman while striking out eight. The Tigers stole four bases against Samsung. Three of them came from right fielder Shin Jong-gil. Shin went 4-4 with a run scored, but he kept the pitchers' attention for almost the entire game. KIA first baseman Choi Hee-seop went 1-2 with two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored.