Sunday Game Highlights (2013/05/12)

NC 17 - Doosan 5, Seoul (Jamsil)

The Dinos simply destroyed the Bears tonight. NC scored 17 runs on 19 hits. 17 is the most runs scored by one team in a single game so far this season. The previous highest run total was 15 by Samsung against Nexen on April 13. They were still quite a ways from the all time record set on May 4, 1997, when the Samsung Lions defeated the LG twins by a score of 27-5. NC starter Charlie Shirek pitched 7 scoreless innings and earned his first win of the season. Doosan scored their first runs in the 8th inning, avoiding the shutout.

Samsung 5 - KIA 4, Pohang

The good news for KIA is that they actually managed to score some runs tonight. The bad news is that they couldn't hold on to the lead late in the game. KIA held the lead at 4-1 after 7 innings, and it looked like they might have been headed towards their first win of the series, but in the bottom of the 8th the KIA bullpen gave up a combined total of 4 singles and 2 doubles, allowing Samsung to score 4 runs and take the lead. Samsung earned the series sweep and extended their winning streak to 6 games. KIA has now lost 5 in a row.

Lotte 8 - LG 3, Busan (Sajik)

The game was tied at 3-3 after six innings. In the bottom of the 7th Lotte catcher Kang Min-Ho hit a three run homerun to give Lotte the lead for good. Lotte would score two more before the end of the game, leaving a final score of 8-3. Lotte starter Chris Oxspring increased his season win total to 4. LG got another lackluster performance out of their foreign pitching staff. American Ben Jukich only lasted 4 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 runs, following Dominican Radhames Liz's loss the night before. LG's foreign pitching duo have appeared in a total of 16 games this season, but have so far managed only 3 wins.

Kang Min-Ho's three-run homerun

Nexen 8 - SK 5, Seoul (Mokdong)

SK held the lead at 3-1 heading into the bottom of the 6th when Nexen exploded with four hits, a walk, and a sac fly, combined with two errors committed by SK, to give them a total of 6 runs in the half inning and take the lead with a score of 7-3. SK scored two in the top of the 7th but could not complete the comeback. Nexen closer Son Seung-Lak earned his 15th save of the season and Nexen held on to their spot at the top of the leage.