Hanhwa/SK and Doosan/Nexen were both washed out...again.
Samsung 4, KIA 3
W - Ahn Ji-man (10-3), L - Son Yeong-min (5-4), S - Oh Seung-hwan (25)
Samsung HR - None
KIA HR - None
KIA drew first blood with a three-run rally in the first inning off of Samsung starter Ken Kadokura. Left fielder Kim Won-seop started the scoring with a RBI double and later scored on a single by third baseman Lee Beom-ho. Lee would make his way to third and eventually score on a dropped third strike by Samsung catcher Jin Kab-yong.
Samsung started to creep back into this one when they rallied for two runs in the third inning. Samsung pushed the runs across thanks to a RBI single from right fielder Park Han-yi and second baseman Shin Myeong-cheol was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to plate the second run.
The Lions tied the game in the sixth inning when Shin Myeong-cheol singled, advanced on a sacrifice, stole third and took home when the throw went into left field.
Samsung broke the 3-3 tie in the eighth inning when shortstop Kim Sang-su singled to center with runners on first and second.
Lions closer Oh Seung-hwan struck out two during a perfect ninth inning for the save.
Lotte 5, LG 4
W - Kim Sa-yul (4-2), L - Lim Chan-gyu (6-3)
Lotte HR - None
LG HR - Park Kyeong-su (4), Son In-ho (1)
Lotte carried a 4-2 lead into the top of the eighth inning. LG tied the game when pinch hitter Son In-ho blasted a two-run homer to right center.
LG loaded the bases in the top of the ninth, but Kim Sa-yul was able to get a ground ball to get the Giants out of the jam.
Lotte started a rally in the bottom of the ninth. Lim Chan-gyu managed to walk lead off hitter Kim Ju-chan, get a force out at first base and then walk the next two batters to load the bases. He walked one intentionally and one not-so intentionally. Bench warmer Lee In-guh came in as a pinch hitter for the DH in the seventh inning and came up with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Lee blooped the first pitch he saw into right field for a game winning, walk-off single. By succeeding, Lee earned a beating from the entire team.
Lost in this one was a solid start from Lotte ace Jang Won-joon. Jang tossed seven innings(100 pitches, 67 strikes) of three-run ball. Jang gave up ten hits and one walk while striking out three.