SK 3, Hanhwa 1
W - Kim Kwang-hyeon (2-2), L - Ahn Seung-min (1-2), S - Jeon Byeong-doo (3)
SK HR - None Hanhwa HR - Jang Seong-ho (2)
SK ace Kim Kwang-hyeon had a decent effort, but it's not like he was playing against the Doosan Bears or the Samsung Lions. This is Hanhwa. If Kim doesn't have a good outing against these guys, it's time to worry.
Kim threw 5 1/3 innings(100 pitches, 60 strikes) of one-run baseball. He made a mistake on a pitch in the fourth inning and Hanhwa DH Jang Seong-ho hit it a long way. Kim allowed three hits and two walks while striking out six.
SK scored all three runs in the first inning and coasted to a W. First baseman Park Jeong-kwon hit an RBI double and DH Park Jae-hong hit a two RBI double.
SK second baseman Jeong Geun-woo went 4-5 with a run scored and a stolen base.
Nexen 7, KIA 4
W - Ma Jeong-gil (1-1), L - Aquilino Lopez (3-2), S - Song Shin-yeong (8)
Nexen HR - Kang Byeong-sik (1) KIA HR - Cha Il-mok (2), Lee Beom-ho (5)
Nexen got on KIA starter Aquilio Lopez early and just tried to hang on for the W.
KIA threatened by getting a three-run bomb from catcher Cha Il-mok in the sixth inning and a solo homer from Lee Beom-ho in the seventh to cut the lead to 5-4.
Nexen tacked on a couple insurance runs late and closer Song Shin-yeong recorded a perfect ninth inning for the save.
Nexen first baseman Lee Sung-yong lead the Nexen offense by going 2-4 with three RBIs. DH Kang Byeong-sik chipped in with a 2-4, two-run homer effort.
Lotte 5, Samsung 1
W - Song Seung-joon (2-1), L - Cha Woo-chan (3-1)
Lotte HR - None Samsung HR - Choi Hyeong-woo (4)
Lotte starter Song Seung-joon simply shut the Lions down last night. Song only made one mistake on a solo homer to Samsung left fielder Choi Hyeong-woo. Song threw 6 2/3 innings(109 pitches, 76 strikes) of one-run baseball. Song allowed only five hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Samsung starting pitcher Cha Woo-chan was simply unlucky. He gave up five runs, but only three were earned because left fielder Choi Hyeong-woo made a terrible, terrible throw on a basehit in the fifth inning. The ball didn't come out of Choi's hand cleanly and he basically threw it into the ground. Third baseman Park Seok-min also made an error that lead to a run in the fourth inning.
Lotte DH Hong Seong-heun lead the Giants' offense by going 3-4 with a double, one RBI and one run scored.
LG 2, Doosan 0 (10)
W - Park Hyeon-joon (4-1), L - Goh Chang-seong (1-1), S - Lee Sang-yeol (1)
LG HR - None Doosan HR - None
This game was essentially a staring contest. Both teams stared at each other until LG broke a 0-0 tie in the top of the tenth with a two-RBI single from DH Park Yong-taek.
LG starter Park Hyeon-joon threw nine innings(112 pitches, 69 strikes) of shutout baseball. Park gave up only three hits, three walks and two hit batsmen while striking out ten.
Doosan starter Kim Sun-woo was stuck with a tough luck ND. Kim threw seven shutout innings(103 pitches, 69 strikes). Kim allowed six hits, two walks and one hit batsman while striking out three.