A three-run homerun by Nexen shortstop Kang Jung-Ho would put Nexen ahead 3-0 in the top of the 1st inning, and Nexen held the lead for the remainder of the game. Doosan starter Kim Sang-Hyeon lasted only 2 2/3 innings and the bullpen didn't fair any better than him, as the Doosan pitching stuff gave up a combined total of 17 hits and 10 walks for the game. During the top of the 5th, with Nexen already leading by a score of 12-4, Doosan reliever Yun Myeong-Jun beaned two Nexen batters in a row. The homeplate umpire ejected Yun from the game, but not before both benches cleared (video below). Nexen starting pitcher Andy Van Hekken improved to 5-3 for the season with a lot of help from the offense, as every batter in Nexen's starting lineup scored at least one run. After a rough weekend in Daejeon, Doosan has now lost three of their last four games.
Bench clearing incident in the top of the 5th
LG lead early in the game after scoring three runs in the top of the 3rd, but the lead wouldn't last long as a five-run effort in the bottom of the 4th would put Samsung ahead for good. The leader for Samsung was DH Chae Tae-In who went 2 for 4 with a single and a homerun, finishing the game with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. The win allowed Samsung to remain at the top of the league, a half a game ahead of Nexen. LG is still searching for a way out of their slump, having now lost 8 of their last 10 games.
This game was close early on, with KIA leading 3-2 after four innings, but Hanwha's offense cooled down in the second half of the game allowing KIA to cruise towards the 8-2 win. Hanwha starter Dana Eveland allowed 5 runs in only 4 and 1/3 innings to earn his fourth loss of the season. He is still searching for his first win, after a total of ten starts. Eveland has put up poor numbers, even by Hanwha standards. His ERA of 7.07 is the worst in the league among pitchers in a regular starting rotation, and the Korean media has begun to speculate on his future with the team.
SK scored quickly, going up 3-0 in the bottom of the 1st. NC wouldn't put any runs on the board until the top of the 7th, but the two-run effort wasn't enough to get past the Wyverns who would score three more in the bottom of the 8th. SK starter Chris Seddon went 6 1/3 innings while allowing only 2 earned runs. Seddon earned his 5th win and 7th quality start of the season.