Friday Game Highlights (2013/05/31)

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Accross the league all four road teams won, and none of the games were particularly close. Here's a look at each one.

LG 11 - KIA 2, Gwangju

This game remained relatively close, with LG leading 2-1 after 6 innings of play. But LG absolutely exploded in the top of the 7th, with every member of the lineup scoring a run, giving them a total of 9 for the inning. The highlight of the inning was a grand slam by left fielder Park Yong-Taik. LG starter Shin Jung-Rak earned the win, going 7 innings while allowing just 5 hits and 1 run. Henry Sosa picked up the loss for KIA. The Tigers have now lost 3 of their last 4 games, while the Twins have won 4 of their last 5.

Park Yong-Taik's 7th inning grand slam

Lotte 10 - Samsung 0, Daegu

This game was all Lotte. Starter Chris Oxspring pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, while allowing just 2 hits. Reliever Kim Sa-Yul took over and allowed only one more hit, giving Samsung a total of 3 for the game. There were several solid offensive performances for the Giants, including DH Kim Dae-Woo who went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored, including a homerun. Center fielder Jeon Jun-Woo also had a good night, going 3 for 5 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Lotte has now won 4 games in a row.

Nexen 10 - Doosan 3, Seoul (Jamsil)

Nexen took the early lead, scoring 3 runs in the top of the 2nd, and they would not trail for the rest of the game. Doosan starting pitcher Dustin Nippert gave up 10 hits and 8 runs in 6 innings to earn himself the loss, while Nexen's Kang Yoon-Koo picked up the win. Nexen's offensive leader was right fielder Lee Seong-Yeol. Lee went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored, including a homerun in the top of the 4th, his 12th homerun of the season, which puts him just one behind SK's Choi Jeong for the league homerun lead. Doosan has now lost 4 games in a row.

NC 7 - Hanwha 2, Daejeon

Hanwha starting pitcher, Dana Eveland, had another rough night. He gave up 7 runs in 6 2/3 innings to earn his 5th loss of the season. He now stands with a season ERA of 6.35. For NC, Charlie Shirek pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing just 3 hits to earn the win. Hanwha would not score until the bottom of the 9th inning, but 2 runs wasn't enough for the comeback. Also of note, Hanwha first baseman Kim Tae-Kyun's 52 game on-base streak has ended after Kim went 0 for 4 tonight. Hanwha has now lost 3 in a row.