LG 7, Nexen 3
W - Radhames Liz (10-12), L - Brandon Knight (7-14)
LG HR - None
Nexen HR - Kang Jeong-ho (9)
LG starter Radhames Liz tossed five innings(100 pitches, 63 strikes) of two-run baseball. Liz gave up seven hits and three walks while striking out six.
LG rallied for five runs in the fifth inning and hung on for the W. Right fielder Lee Jin-yeong went 2-4 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored. Third baseman Jeong Seong-ho went 1-3 with a sac fly and three RBIs.
Doosan 5, Samsung 3 (10)
W - Fernando Nieve (3-6), L - Ahn Ji-man (11-5)
Doosan HR - None
Samsung HR - None
Doosan took a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning when right fielder Jeong Su-bin singled to center with runners on first and second. The throw to the plate was online, but a split second late as Doosan third baseman Yoon Seok-min slid in under the tag.
Samsung tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a RBI double from shortstop Kim Sang-su.
Samsung loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth and looked to walk-off the Bears for the second straight night. Right fielder Park Han-yi hit a grounder and the runner was forced at home. Fernando Nieve got out of the jam by getting Choi Hyeong-woo to fly out to right to end the inning.
Doosan put runners on first and third with no outs in the to of the tenth. First baseman Oh Jae-won singled back up the middle to give Doosan a 4-3 lead. The Bears added some insurance on a RBI single from left fielder Kim Hyeon-su.
Samsung went fairly quietly in the bottom of the tenth to end the game.
SK 6, Lotte 2
W - Jeong Dae-hyeon (3-3), L - Ryan Sadowski (11-8)
SK HR - None
Lotte HR - None
This was actually a really close contest until Ryan Sadowski started to fatigue in the sixth inning and SK was able to get into the Lotte bullpen.
Sadowski tossed 5 2/3 innings(100 pitches, 57 strikes) and was tagged for three runs. Sadowski gave up five hits and two walks while striking out six.
Lotte held a 2-0 lead until SK rallied in the sixth inning. With runners on first and second with one out, SK left fielder Ahn Chi-yong poked a single through the left side of the Lotte defense to cut the Lotte lead in half. A wild pitch allowed the runners to move into second and third, but Sadowski retired DH Lee Ho-joon for the second out. Reliever Kang Yeong-sik was brought in and promptly gave up a base hit to first baseman Choi Dong-su to give SK a 3-2 lead.
The Wyverns added some insurance in the seventh and eighth and leaned on their deep pitching staff to keep putting zeroes on the scoreboard.
The SK win put them back in a virtual tie for second place.