SK 7, KIA 3
W - Gary Glover (7-2), L - Aquilino Lopez (7-3)
SK HR - Park Jeong-kwon (8), Choi Jeong (8)
KIA HR - Lee Beom-ho (13)
SK starter Gary Glover was solid, but the SK offense lead the way for another Wyverns victory. KIA held a 3-0 lead in the sixth inning when SK first baseman Park Jeong-kwon hit a three-run bomb to tie the game.
Wyverns center fielder Cho Dong-hwa hit an RBI single in the seventh to give SK their first lead. Third baseman Choi Jeong hit a two-run blast in the eighth to give SK a little breathing room.
Gary Glover tossed six innings(100 pitches, 63 strikes) and gave up all three KIA runs. The Glove gave up five hits, one walk and one hit batsman while striking out eight.
KIA starter Aquilino Lopez ate up a lot of innings, but tired in the late innings and SK was able to get to him. Lopez threw eight innings(120 pitches, 79 strikes), but was charged with six runs. Lopez allowed nine hits, one walk and one hit batsman while striking out three.
Samsung 5, Hanhwa 2
W - Yoon Seong-hwan (6-4), L - Yang Hoon (2-6), S - Oh Seung-hwan (21)
Samsung HR - Park Seok-min (7), Mo Sang-ki (2)
Hanhwa HR - None
Samsung third baseman Park Seok-min basically was the Lions' offense, while Samsung starter Yoon Seong-hwan did a good job of keeping his team in the game.
Park blasted a two-run bomb in the third inning to break a scoreless tie. Park added a RBI single in the fifth to push the lead to 3-0. Park finished 2-4 with three RBIs and one run scored.
Yoon threw 6 1/3 innings(102 pitches, 60 strikes) of two-run baseball. Yoon gave up four hits and three walks while striking out three.
Hanhwa picked up a couple runs in the seventh inning on RBI singles from second baseman Jeong Won-seok and pinch hitter Park Noh-min. Samsung added some insurance in the eighth when warm body Mo Sang-ki hit a two-run homer.
Doosan 6, Lotte 3
W - Noh Kyeong-eun (2-0), L - Kim Sa-yul (3-2), S - Jeong Jae-hoon (5)
Doosan HR - None
Lotte HR - Lee Dae-ho (18)
Lotte actually held a 2-1 lead heading into the seventh inning, but the Lotte bullpen suffered another meltdown.
Doosan cut the Lotte lead to 3-2 after catcher Yang Eui-ji hit a RBI single in the seventh. Doosan tied the game in the eighth when Doosan's everyday right fielder Lee Seong-yeol came off the bench as a pinch hitter and hit a RBI single.
Doosan took a 4-3 lead in the ninth when exiled second baseman Goh Yeong-min hit a RBI single. Goh was a starter for most of his career, but he fell out of form and has been riding the pine for most of the year. Center fielder Lee Jong-wook added a two-run double to push the lead to 6-3.
Doosan reliever Jeong Jae-hoon struck out two during a perfect ninth for the save.
Lost in this one was a pair of quality efforts from the starters. Ryan Sadowski threw 5 1/3 innings(100 pitches, 48 strikes) of one-run baseball. Ryan gave up five hits and walked six(!) while striking out three. He was really, really lucky to have escaped with only one run on the scoreboard.
Doosan starter Lee Yong-chan was actually allowed to throw more than a couple innings. Lee went six innings(92 pitches, 58 strikes), but was tagged for three runs. Lee gave up five hits, four walks and a hit batsman while striking out four.
LG 7, Nexen 3
W - Kim Kwang-sam (4-3), L - Kim Seong-hyeon (2-5), S - Lee Sang-yeol (3)
LG HR - Cho In-seong (11), Jeong Seong-hoon (5)
Nexen HR - None
LG tagged a pair of solo homers in the second inning to break the scoreless tie. The Twins picked up another run in the third on a RBI grounder from right fielder Lee Jin-yeong before rallying for three more runs in the fourth. The Twins basically cruised to a W after the fourth.
LG starter Kim Kwang-sam threw 6 1/3 innings(87 pitches, 55 strikes) of one-run baseball. Kim gave up five hits and one walk while striking out one. Kim recorded eight outs via the ground ball and ten via the fly ball.