Samsung 4, LG 2
W - Kwon Hyeok (5-1), L - Bong Jung-geun (9-8), S - Ahn Ji-man (5)
Samsung HR - None LG HR - None
Samsung starter Lee Woo-sun was chased from the game after the fourth inning, but the Samsung bullpen came to the rescue. Samsung reliever Kwon Hyeok was given a 4-2 lead and he shut out the Zombies for three innings to earn the W. Kwon gave up two hits and struck out three. Ahn Ji-man continued to keep LG off the scoreboard through the eighth and ninth for the save. Ahn gave up three hits, but also struck out three. Samsung scored in the first inning on an RBI double by DH Park Seok-min. Park advanced to third on a throwing error and tried to score. He was out by ten feet at the plate. Samsung rallied again in the second inning. Samsung scored a run when LG ace Bong Jung-geun threw a 55 foot curve ball with runners on second and third. The ball bounced away from the catcher and kept on bouncing until the lead runner crossed the plate standing up. Second baseman Lim Ik-joon drove in the runner on third and scored on Cho Dong-chan's double to push the score to 4-0. Bong settled down and stuck around for seven innings(114 pitches, 65 strikes), but gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks. Bong managed to strike out five.
Nexen 6, SK 5(10)
W - Song Shin-yeong (4-5), L - Lee Seung-ho (6-2)
Nexen HR - Jang Yeong-seok (2) SK HR - None
Nexen was trailing 5-4 in the top of the ninth, but started a rally. The Heroes put runners on the corners with only one out. Shortstop Yoo Han-joon poked a single through the left side to tie the game at five. After Nexen reliever Park Joon-su gave up a run in the bottom of the eighth, reliever Son Shin-yeong came in and got out of the jam. Son also stayed on for a scoreless ninth to send the game into extra innings. In the top of the tenth, Nexen first baseman Jang Yeong-seok hit a solo homer to give Nexen a 6-5 lead. Son stayed in to pitch the bottom of the tenth to earn the W.
Hanhwa 12, Lotte 4
W - Ahn Seung-min (2-1), L - Ryan Sadowski (8-7), S - Park Jeong-jin (6)
Hanhwa HR - Shin Kyeong-hyeon (8), Lee Dae-su (5), Jeong Won-seok (6) Lotte HR - Lee Dae-ho (33), Kang Min-ho (18)
Lotte starter Ryan Sadowski gave up more than three runs for the first time since June 20th. Sadowski was knocked around during his six+ innings(95 pitches, 63 strikes) of work. Sadowski gave up six runs on eight hits, three walks and one hit batsman. Three of the hits didn't stay in the ballpark. Infielder Jeong Won-seok went 3-4 with a homer, three RBIs and one run scored. Shortstop Lee Dae-su went 3-4 with a triple, a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored. Hanhwa didn't only use their bats to beat Lotte. They also used their legs to steal six bases against the Giants. Center fielder Kim Kyeong-un stole three bases while going 2-4 with a walk, one RBI and two runs scored. Hanhwa starter Ahn Seung-min tossed six innings(98 pitches, 61 strikes) of two run baseball. Ahn gave up three hits and one walk while striking out six.
KIA 6, Doosan 2
W - Son Yeong-min (3-5), L - Kelvin Jiminez (12-4)
KIA HR - Kim Sang-hyeon (12) Doosan - None
Doosan starter Kelvin Jiminez actually pitched fairly well...until he ran out of gas and got into trouble in the eighth inning. Facing a 2-1 deficit, KIA loaded the bases with one out. First baseman Choi Hee-seop singled to left to tie the game at two. KIA DH Kim Sang-hyeon blasted the first pitch he saw from Jiminez over the right field wall for a grand slam. Kim's blast gave KIA a 6-2 lead. Jiminez threw 7 1/3 innings(113 pitches, 69 strikes) and was charged with all six KIA runs. Jiminez allowed four hits, four walks and a hit batsman while striking out five. KIA starter Lee Dae-jin didn't figure in the decision, but he did a good job of keeping his team in the game. Lee threw five shutout innings(86 pitches, 48 strikes). Lee allowed three hits and four walks while striking out four.