SK 9, Hanhwa 1
W - Jim Magrane (2-2), L - Kim Hyeok-min (2-2)
SK HR - Choi Jeong (4), Park Jeong-kwon (7) Hanhwa HR - None
SK third baseman Choi Jeong hit a two-run homer in the second inning to break a scoreless tie and the Wyverns never looked back. Choi later added a two-run double in the fifth inning during a five-run rally. Choi finished 2-3 with a walk, a HBP, four RBIs and two runs scored.
SK catcher Jeong Sang-ho chipped in with a 2-5, two RBI effort.
SK starter Jim Magrane threw 5 1/3 innings(98 pitches, 57 strikes) of one-run baseball. Magrane gave up three hits and five walks while striking out four. Magrane was able to get seven ground ball outs to go along with his five walks. Sometimes it better to be lucky than good.
KIA 8, Nexen 1
W - Yang Hyeon-jong (5-3), L - Geum Min-cheol (2-5)
KIA HR - Choi Hee-seop (4) Nexen HR - None
KIA left fielder Kim Won-seop hit an RBI single in the first inning to get the Tigers off to a good start. KIA rallied for four more runs in the third and the game was all but over.
KIA slugger Choi Hee-seop finished 2-4 with a homer, one run scored and three RBIs. Third baseman Lee Beom-ho ended up 2-3 with a HBP, a double, one RBI and one run scored.
KIA starter Yang Hyeon-jong enjoyed the run support and cruised to a W. Yang tossed six innings(105 pitches, 59 strikes) of one-run ball. Yang gave up four hits and six walks while striking out four. Yang was able to get eight outs via the ground ball.
Samsung 3, Lotte 3
Samsung HR - None Lotte HR - Lee Dae-ho 3(11)
I might have well have written, "Oh Jeong-bok 3, Lee Dae-ho 3" because Oh and Lee were all the offense in his game.
Lee bashed three solo homers and finished 3-5 with a walk. Lee hit all three homers off of Samsung starter Jeong In-wook.
Jeong tossed six innings(94 pitches, 62 pitches). Jeong gave up four hits that stayed in the park and walked one while striking out six.
Oh hit an RBI single in the first inning and then added a two-run single in the seventh to account for all of Samsung's runs.
Lotte starter Jang Won-joon threw the ball pretty well. Jang tossed seven innings(105 pitches, 68 strikes) of three-run ball. Jang gave up nine hits and walk while striking out three.
Both teams basically had a staring contest after the seventh inning. There were a lot of 1-2-3 innings. Samsung did threaten in the twelfth inning when Brian Corey walked a few guys, but he was able to pitch out of the jam.
LG 7, Doosan 3
W - Radhames Liz (3-5), L - Kim Sun-woo (4-4), S - Kim Seon-gyu (1)
LG HR - Seo Dong-wook (4) Doosan HR - None
LG jumped out to an early lead with a three-run rally in the second inning.
LG allowed Doosan to get back into the game. Doosan picked up two runs in the top of the third when the LG defense gave Doosan an extra out. With runners on first and second with no outs, center fielder Jeong Su-bin hit a bouncer to second that second baseman Park Kyeong-su fumbled and could only get the runner on second instead of turning a double play. The next batter, second baseman Oh Jae-won, spanked a double into right center to score a run. First baseman Kim Hyeon-su hit a RBI grounder for the second run of the inning.
Doosan tied the game in the top of the fourth with a RBI sac fly from catcher Yang Eui-ji.
LG untied the game in the bottom of the fourth with a two-run blast by backup infielder Seo Dong-wook. LG picked up a couple of insurance runs to push the lead to 7-3 and received some solid relief pitching from Kim Seon-gyu. Kim threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Kim only gave up a HBP and struck out one. Kim was a ground ball machine. Six of the 11 outs he recorded came via the grounder.