Samsung 8, LG 3
W - Jang Won-sam (10-4), L - Phil Dumatrait (4-5)
Samsung HR - Choi Hyeong-woo 2(18), Cho Dong-chan (8) LG HR - None
Samsung DH Choi Hyeong-woo blasted a pair of homers while Samsung starter Jang Won-sam cruised to a W. Choi finished the day 2-4 with a pair of two-run homers. Jang Won-sam tossed six innings(102 pitches, 59 strikes) of two-run baseball. Jang gave up six hits and three walks while striking out three. Phil Dumatrait may be getting close to the "Plane Ride of Shame." Phil was blasted for six runs during his 3 2/3 innings pitched.
SK 5, Nexen 3
W - Jeong Woo-ram (7-4), L - Moon Seong-hyeon (0-5), S - Song Eun-beom (3)
SK HR - Park Jeong-kwon (14), Choi Dong-su (3) Nexen HR - None
Nexen got a good effort from starter Goh Won-joon, but some late inning heroics from the Wyverns ruined the day for Nexen. Goh threw six innings(106 pitches, 61 strikes) of three-run baseball. Goh gave up four hits and four walks while striking out one. SK and Nexen were tied at three heading into the bottom of the eighth inning. Outfielder Park Jeong-kwon lead off the inning with a solo homer to give the Wyverns a 4-3 lead. Park finished 3-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. SK added an insurance run later in the inning on another solo homer from first baseman Choi Dong-su.
Hanhwa 4, Lotte 2
W - Ryu Hyeon-jin (15-4), L - Jang Won-joon (9-6), S - Choi Yeong-pil (1)
Hanhwa HR - Jang Seong-ho (1) Lotte HR - Lee Dae-ho (34)
This game was all about Hanhwa ace Ryu Hyeon-jin. Ryu was the first KBO starter to win fifteen games this year. Ryu tossed 7 1/3 innings(123 pitches, 81 strikes) of two-run baseball. Ryu gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out thirteen. The only Lotte hitter to get to Ryu was corner infielder Lee Dae-ho. Lee tagged Ryu for a two-run homer in the eighth inning. Lee has homered in each of his last five games. He's hitting .444 over that stretch with ten RBIs. Ryu was given an early lead thanks to a solo homer from first baseman Jang Seong-ho in the second inning and a two-run rally in the third. Hanhwa loaded the bases with one out in the third. Second baseman Jeong Won-seok was drilled by a Jang Won-joon pitch to plate the first run of the inning. Jang was removed from the game and reliever Kim Il-yeop was brought in. Kim gave up a sac fly to Hanhwa catcher Shin Kyeong-hyeon to give Hanhwa a 3-0 lead. Three runs were all the Eagles needed with Ryu on the mound.
Doosan 6, KIA 5 (11)
W - Jeong Jae-hoon (6-3), L - Ahn Yeong-myeong (5-5)
Doosan HR - Choi Joon-seok (17) KIA HR - Na Ji-wan (10), Kim Sang-hyeon (12), Lee Hyeon-gon (2)
Doosan held a 5-1 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth. KIA DH Kim Sang-hyeon started the inning with a solo homer to cut the lead to 5-2. Doosan brought in closer Lee Yong-chan. KIA put runners on first and second with one out. KIA third baseman Lee Hyeon-gon put a fly ball over the fence in left for a three-run homer. Lee's blast tied the game at five and sent the game into extra innings. In the top of the eleventh, the Bears put a runner on second with one out. KIA reliever Ahn Yeong-myeong uncorked a wild pitch to advance the runner to third. Ahn was yanked from the game for righty Son Yeong-min. Doosan second baseman Goh Yeong-min promptly poked an RBI single into left to give Doosan a 6-5 advantage. Doosan reliever Jeong Jae-hoon came in after the Tigers hit their homers in the ninth inning and stayed in to finish the eleventh. Jeong threw 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief. Jeong walked one and hit one batter while striking out five. Lost in this game was the performance of Doosan starter Les Walrond. Les tossed seven innings(98 pitches, 59 strikes) of one-run ball. Walrond gave up four hits and one walk while striking out eight.