Samsung/Nexen and SK/LG were both washed out last night.
Doosan 11, KIA 2
W - Kim Sun-woo (7-5), L - Han Ki-ju (0-1)
Doosan HR - Goh Yeong-min (1)
KIA HR - Lee Beom-ho (16)
The Doosan Bears' offense pounded the snot out of whichever sad sack KIA ran out there.
Doosan left fielder Kim Hyeon-su started the scoring for Doosan with a two-run single in the third inning to give Doosan a 2-1 lead. Doosan started piling on after that.
Doosan second baseman Goh Yeong-min went 3-5 with a double, a homer, one run scored and four RBIs. Right fielder Jeong Su-bin went 2-4 with a walk, a triple, two runs scored and a RBI.
Doosan starter Kim Sun-woo enjoyed the run support. Kim tossed six innings(108 pitches, 72 strikes) of two-run baseball. Kim gave up seven hits and one walk while striking out four.
KIA pitcher Han Ki-ju was given the start. This was Han's first KBO appearance in over a year thanks to arm surgery. Han was completely forgettable. Han threw three innings(60 pitches, 34 strikes) of two-run ball. Han allowed two hits and three walks while striking out three.
Lotte 4, Hanhwa 3
W - Ryan Sadowski (5-5), L - Kim Hyeok-min (4-6), S - Kim Sa-yul (4)
Lotte HR - None
Hanhwa HR - None
4-3 makes this game sound closer than it really was.
Lotte started the scoring with an RBI triple from right fielder Son Ah-seop in the third inning. Sohn tried to turn a triple into an inside-the-park homer, but was thrown out at the plate by ten feet.
Lotte picked up another run in the fifth inning on a RBI infield single from left fielder Kim Ju-chan. Lotte added two more insurance runs to push the lead to 4-0 in the sixth inning thanks to a RBI single from second baseman Cho Seong-hwan and a RBI sac fly from third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun.
Hanhwa rallied for three runs in the eighth inning, but never really threatened to take the lead. Most of the damage came on a two-run single from backup catcher Park Noh-min.
Lotte starter Ryan Sadowski threw 6 2/3 innings(99 pitches, 58 strikes) of scoreless baseball. Sadowski gave up seven hits and three walks while striking out four.
Lotte reliever Kim Sa-yul recorded the final five outs for the save. Kim struck out two and didn't give up anything.