Doosan/SK was washed out in Seoul.
Nexen 8, LG 6
W - Adrian Burnside (10-9), L - Phil Dumatrait (4-6), S - Son Seung-rak (18)
Nexen HR - Kim Min-woo (8), Jang Yeong-seok (3) LG HR - Park Kyeong-su (3), Cho In-seong 2(23), Oh Ji-hwan (12), Lee Byeong-gyu (9)
Nexen jumped out to an early lead thanks to a five-run, two-homer first inning and extended their lead in the fourth inning on a two-run single from catcher Kang Gui-tae. Then, LG played home run derby to make the final look good in the paper. LG hit five solo homers. Nexen starter Adrian Burnside actually pitched pretty well. Burnside threw five innings(109 pitches, 66 strikes) of two-run baseball. Burnside gave up six hits, two walks and one hit batsman while striking out four.
Samsung 8, Hanhwa 2
W - Jang Won-sam (11-4), L - Yoon Gyu-jin (1-1), S - Ahn Ji-man (7)
Samsung HR - Park Seok-min (13), Cho Dong-chan (9) Hanhwa HR - Son Ji-hwan (1)
Samsung starter has been as advertised since the all-star break. Jang threw 7 1/3 innings(81 pitches, 54 strikes) of two-run baseball. Jang allowed only seven hits while striking out three. The Samsung offense battered the Hanhwa bullpen after starter Choi Yeong-pil exited the game after five innings of two-run ball. Samsung third baseman/lead off hitter Cho Dong-chan was Mr. Everything. Cho went 2-4 with with a walk, a homer, three RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base. DH Park Seok-min continued to swing a hot bat with another homer. Park finished 1-2 with a walk, a sacrifice, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Lotte 10, KIA 2
W - Jang Won-joon (10-6), L - Yang Hyeon-jong (14-4)
Lotte HR - Lee Dae-ho (38), Kim Ju-chan (8) KIA HR - Kim Sang-hyeon (15)
Lotte MVP candidate, Lee Dae-ho, broke his own record again with a homer in his ninth consecutive game. Lee finished the day 3-5 with a homer, four RBIs and a run scored. Left fielder Kim Ju-chan chipped in with a 2-4, one homer, two RBI, two run scored, one stolen base effort. Lotte starter Jang Won-joon enjoyed a lot of early run support and cruised to a W. Jang tossed 6 2/3 innings(92 pitches, 58 strikes) of two-run baseball. Jang gave up four hits and two walks while striking out three. KIA starter Yang Hyeon-jong was awful. Yang was chased during the second inning and was charged with five runs on four hits and five(!) walks. KIA third baseman Kim Sang-hyeon was one of the few bright spots for the Tigers. Kim went 2-3 with a walk, a double and a solo homer.