Samsung 5, Doosan 3
W - Cha Woo-chan (10-5), L - Kim Seung-hui (2-3), S - Oh Seung-hwan (45)
Samsung HR - None
Doosan HR - Son Si-hyeon (4)
This W clinched first place in the KBO for the Samsung Lions. It's time for the regulars to put their feet up for a few weeks because they've already punched their ticket for the Korean Series.
Samsung scored all their runs in the third inning thanks to a two-run double from DH Choi Hyeong-woo and a three-run double from left fielder Kang Bong-gyu.
Samsung starter Cha Woo-chan did enough to earn the W. Cha threw 5 2/3 innings(89 pitches, 56 strikes) and allowed all three Bears' runs. Cha gave up four hits and four walks while striking out five.
A trio of Samsung relievers earned holds while closer Oh Seung-hwan clinched the league title with a scoreless ninth inning. Oh gave up a base hit and struck out two while earning his 45th save.
SK 10, Nexen 2
W - Lee Jae-yeong (2-0), L - Brandon Knight (7-15), S - Lee Seung-ho (2)
SK HR - Jeong Sang-ho (10)
Nexen HR - Kim Min-seong (4), Park Byeong-ho (12)
SK absolutely pummeled a Nexen team that looked ready for the season to end.
SK battered Nexen starter Brandon Knight for six runs in his 3 1/3 innings of work. SK DH Lee Ho-joon went 2-5 with three RBIs. Left fielder Ahn Chi-yong also went 2-5 with three RBIs, but Ahn also scored a run.
SK starter Lee Seung-ho(yes, they have two guys with the same name and yes it is confusing) was chased from the game in the third inning, but the SK bullpen picked up the slack. SK reliever Lee Jae-yeong threw three innings of one-run ball to earn the W, while reliever Lee Seung-ho tossed three innings of scoreless relief for the save.
This win put te Wyverns a half game in back of the Lotte Giants for second place. SK has eight games left, while Lotte has only four remaining.