Doosan/LG, Hanhwa/Nexen and SK/Lotte were all washed out on an extremely wet evening on the peninsula.
Samsung 5, KIA 1
W - Yoon Seong-hwan (7-4), L - Kim Hee-geol, S - Oh Seung-hwan (28)
Samsung HR - Cho Dong-chan (1)
KIA HR - None
Samsung starter Yoon Seong-hwan looked rested and refreshed for his first start after the All-star break. The Samsung veteran had struggled through a mediocre first 90 games of the season.
Yoon threw seven innings(106 pitches, 69 strikes) of one-run baseball. Yoon allowed only five hits and one walk while striking out four. Once Yoon left the game, the Samsung bullpen closed the door on any hope of a KIA comeback. Reliever Ahn Ji-man struck out one during a perfect eighth and three Samsung relievers threw in the ninth to keep the Tigers off balance and off the scoreboard. Closer Oh Seung-hwan threw only four pitches while recording the final out for the vulture save.
This game was tied at one until the fifth inning. The Lions broke the tie when shortstop Kim Sang-su poked a single into left field with one out and the bases loaded. One run was able to score and Samsung took a 2-1 lead. Samsung right fielder Park Han-yi just missed hitting a grand slam. The ball bounced off the top of the fence and rolled away from KIA right fielder Kim Won-seop. Three runs were able to score and Park made it to second with a stand up double to give the Lions a 5-1 advantage.