Samsung/Nexen, Hanhwa/Lotte and SK/LG were washed out last night. KIA/Doosan was the only game on the peninsula last night.
The Samsung Lions have finally given Ryan Garko his walking papers and announced that they have signed pitcher Doug Mathis to take his roster spot. Mathis is a 27 year old righty and he has spent 2011 with the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's AAA teams. He was last seen in the majors with Texas in 2010.
KIA 5, Doosan 4
W - Son Yeong-min (5-3), L - Goh Chang-seong (1-4), S - Yoo Dong-hoon (7)
KIA HR - None
Doosan HR - None
KIA jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a two-run double from third baseman Lee Beom-ho.
Doosan tied the game in the second thanks to a couple of mistakes by pitcher Travis Blackley. A key error by Travis allowed Doosan to score their first run and a wild pitch brought the second Bears' run to the plate. Blackley fielded a bunt, hesitated and whipped it into right field.
KIA took a 4-2 lead in the fifth because center fielder Lee Yong-gyu hit a RBI double and right fielder Kim Won-seop followed him with a RBI triple.
Doosan tied the game again in top of the sixth when pinch hitter Jeong Su-bin hit a two-run double.
KIA broke the 4-4 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with Doosan reliever Lee Hyeon-seung made an error with runners on first and third. Lee couldn't find the handle on a bouncer off the bat of right fielder Kim Won-seop and KIA was able to coax the go-ahead run across the plate.
A trio of KIA relievers shut the door on any thoughts of a Bears' comeback.
KIA center fielder Lee Yong-gyu lead the Tigers' offense by going 3-5 with a double, a stolen base, two runs scored and a RBI.