KIA 5, Hanhwa 3
W - Park Kyeong-tae (1-2), L - Jang Min-je (1-5), S - Han Ki-ju (2)
KIA HR - Na Ji-wan (6)
Hanhwa HR - Karim Garcia (8)
KIA was trailing 2-0 until the fifth inning. KIA pushed across a run on a sac fly from catcher Cha Il-mok. Then, KIA third baseman Lee Beom-ho hit a double with the bases loaded to plate three runs and push the lead to 4-2.
KIA DH Na Ji-wan hit a solo homer in the sixth to make the lead 5-2. Hanhwa put up a fake rally in the bottom of the seven and scored a run on a RBI ground out by pinch hitter Jeon Hyeon-tae.
KIA reliever Han Ki-ju threw 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Han gave up one hit and struck out one.
SK 10, Samsung 4
W - Lee Yong-wook (2-1), L - Jang Won-sam (3-4)
SK HR - Lee Ho-joon (5)
Samsung HR - None
Samsung jumped out to to a 3-0 lead in the second inning thanks to a RBI single from first baseman Mo Sang-ki and a two run single from shortstop Kim Sang-su...and then the wheels came off.
SK rallied for six runs in the third inning and put this one out of reach. SK first baseman Lee Ho-joon hit a two-run single and things kind of snowballed from there. Lee would finish the game 2-4 with a walk, a homer, two runs scored and three RBIs. Former Samsung Lions shortstop Park Jin-man came back to haunt the Lions by going 3-5 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored.
SK reliever Lee Yong-wook came in to get SK out of the jam in the second inning and put up zeroes for seven straight innings. Lee threw 7 1/3 innings(105 pitches, 70 strikes) and only allowed one run. Lee gave up one hit and one walk while striking out seven.
Lotte 13, Doosan 5
W - Ryan Sadowski (6-5), L - Fernando Nieve (2-4)
Lotte HR - Park Jong-yoon (2), Hwang Jae-gyun (6)
Doosan HR - Kim Dong-ju (9), Kim Hyeon-su (7)
Fernando Nieve took the loss, but it wasn't all his fault. He threw 6 1/3 innings(102 pitches, 67 strikes) and allowed five runs(all earned), but Doosan surrendered 11 hits while he was in the game. Not all of those fall on the pitcher's shoulders. The game didn't get out of hand until the Doosan bullpen came in and started giving up homers.
Lotte center fielder Jeon Joon-woo lead the way for the Giants' offense. Jeon went 3-4 with a stolen base and three runs scored. Left fielder Kim Ju-chan, first baseman Lee Dae-ho and DH Hong Seong-heun each drove in two runs. Backup first baseman Park Jong-yoon didn't get a lot of at bats, but he made them count. Park blasted a three run homer in garbage time to make this one look laughable in the newspaper.
Lotte starter Ryan Sadowski threw 6 2/3 innings(87 pitches, 48 strikes) of two-run ball. Sadowski gave up five hits and three walks. Ryan didn't managed to strike out any of the patient Doosan batters.
Nexen 4, LG 3
W - Son Seung-rak (3-2), L - Radhames Liz (8-8)
Nexen HR - Kim Min-seong (2)
LG HR - Kim Tae-wan (3)
This one was tied at two until the bottom of the seventh inning. Nexen second baseman Kim Min-seong hit an absolute bomb down the left field line to give Nexen a 3-2 lead.
LG answered in the top of the eighth with a RBI double from pinch hitter Yoon Sang-gyun to tie the game at three.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the ninth. With one out, catcher Heo Do-hwan hit an off-the-wall double and advanced to third on a passed ball. Heo scored when Kim Min-seong put a base-hit into left field to give the Heroes a walk-off win and earn a savage beating from his teammates.
Nexen center fielder/lead off hitter Jang Ki-yeong went 2-4 with a stolen base and two RBIs.