LG 8, Samsung 4
W - Park Hyeon-joon (5-1), L - Cha Woo-chan (3-2)
LG HR - Park Kyeong-su (1), Cho In-seong (7) Samsung HR - Chae Sang-byeong (1), Kim Sang-su (1), Jin Kab-yong (1)
The Samsung defense and bullpen were more at fault for this loss than starter Cha Woo-chan was. Samsung third baseman Park Seok-min made a key error in the sixth inning that lead to a two-run LG rally.
Cha left the game after seven innings and the flood gates opened as soon as he did. Some mediocre relief work from the Samsung 'pen turned this one from a 4-3 nailbiter into an 8-3 laffer.
Cha threw seven innings(114 pitches, 75 strikes) and allowed four runs(two earned). Cha gave up five hits and one walk while striking out six.
LG starter Park Hyeon-jin threw the ball well enough. Park stuck around for seven innings(111 pitches, 77 strikes) and gave up three runs. Park surrendered seven hits and one walk while striking out five.
LG DH Park Yong-taek, catcher Cho In-seong and pinch hitter Lee Byeong-gyu drove in two runs each.
Hanhwa 11, Nexen 7
W - Ryu Hyeon-jin (3-4), L - Brandon Knight (1-4)
Hanhwa HR - Choi Jin-haeng (6), Han Sang-hoon (1) Nexen HR - Oh Yoon (2)
The Nexen offense couldn't accomplish anything against Hanhwa starter Ryu Hyeon-jin. The Hanhwa ace threw seven innings(101 pitches, 65 strikes) of one-run baseball. Ryu allowed three hits and two walks while striking out eight.
As soon as Ryu was lifted the Nexen offense tagged the Hanhwa 'pen for three runs in the eighth and ninth innings.
Nexen starter Brandon Knight was pummeled and chased from the game in the fourth inning. Knight gave up six runs on five hits, four walks and one hit batsman.
Hanhwa second baseman Han Sang-hoon enjoyed a career day. Han went 3-3 with a walk, a triple, a homer, five RBIs and two runs scored. Left fielder Choi Jin-haeng went 2-3 with two walks, a homer, two RBIs and a run scored.
KIA 2, SK 1 (11)
W - Yoo Dong-hoon (2-1), L - Lee Seung-ho (3-2)
KIA HR - None SK HR - None
KIA first baseman drove in both of KIA's runs. He hit an RBI double in the second inning and an RBI single in the eleventh inning that wound up being the game winner.
KIA starter Aquilino Lopez threw a great game and received an ND for his troubles. Lopez threw nine innings(125 pitches, 83 strikes) of one-run baseball. Lopez gave up eight hits, one walk and one hit batsman while striking out five.
SK reliever Jeon Byeong-doo was asked to start and gutted his way through five innings(103 pitches, 61 strikes). Jeon gave up one run on four hits and three walks while striking out eight.
Doosan 5, Lotte 0
W - Kim Sun-woo (3-2), L - Song Seung-joon (2-2)
Doosan HR - Kim Hyeon-su (3) Lotte HR - None
Doosan starter Kim Sun-woo threw a complete game shutout against the Lotte offense. Kim needed only 94 pitches and 62 were strikes of some form or another. Kim gave up seven hits, one walk and one hit batsman while striking out three. He recorded 12 outs via the fly ball. He did a good job of keeping the ball in the gloves of outfielders and out of the gloves of fans.
Doosan left fielder Kim Hyeon-su went 2-4 with a two-run homer in the first inning. He scored again in the sixth inning after hitting a double.