NC's Park Jong-Jun hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the 1st to put NC ahead 1-0. KIA came back by scoring 3 runs in the 3rd to go ahead 3-1. NC's Lee Ho-Jun hit a 3-run homerun in the bottom of the 5th to put NC ahead 4-3. The score held until the top of the 9th when KIA's Choi Hee-Seop hit a solo homerun to tie the game at 4-4. In the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs and runners on second and third NC's Mo Chang-Min hit one off the wall in right field for the win.
A sellout crowd in Jamsil got to see a ridiculous amount of scoring. The game featured a total of 27 runs scored, which is the most in a single game so far this season, and the most ever in a game between LG and Doosan. The Twins lead by as many as 5-0 in the top of the 3rd inning, but Doosan came back with 6 runs of their own in the bottom half of the 3rd. LG answered back and the game was tied at 9-9 after 4 innings. The Bears would take the lead for good by scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th. Individual leaders included LG's Park Yong-Taik who went 4 for 6 with 2 homeruns, 3 RBIs, and 3 runs scored and Doosan's Lee Won-Seok who went 3 for 4 with a walk, a homerun, 2 singles, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. A total of 15 pitchers saw action. The Win went to Doosan reliever Hong Sang-Sam and the loss to LG's Jong Hyun-Wook. The two teams will meet again on Saturday in Jamsil where Derek Hankins will make his KBO debut.
Samsung scored 2 in the 1st and 4 in the 2nd to take an early 6-0 lead which the Heroes would never recover from. Choi Hyeong-Woo continues to have the hot bat for Samsung. He went 3 for 4 including a 3 run homerun in the 7th. Choi finished with 5 RBIs and 3 runs scored. He has hit at least 1 homerun in each of his last 4 games and is not tied with Nexen's Park Byung-Ho for the league homerun lead with 20. The Lions have now one 6 games in a row.
SK played their first game since the All-Star break. The rest seems to have done them well as they simply destroyed the Lotte Giants tonight. First baseman Park Jung-Kwon went 3 for 3 with 5 RBIs for SK. Starting pitcher Kim Kwang-Hyun allowed just 4 hits in 7 innings for the win. Lotte's Heo Jun-Hyeok takes the loss after allowing 6 runs in just 3 innings.