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Marauding Lions trounce Bulls in Taichung

BY PAUL HUANG  /  CONTRIBUTING REPORTER

Led by game-MVP Yang Seng's 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBIs, the President Lions trounced the Sinon Bulls 17-6 in Taichung on Tuesday evening to extend their winning streak to four.

The fourth-year infielder, who is known more for his flashy glove work, has caught fire offensively. Last month he batted .423 with four home runs and 20 RBIs, earning the Offensive Player of the Month honor.

Defying the jinx that often comes with the award, Yang led an attack that managed 21 hits against a struggling Sinon to open up a three-game lead over the second-placed La New Bears.

The Lions wasted little time against Sinon starter Yang Jien-fu, greeting the former Taiwan Series MVP winner with four base hits in a three-run first inning, highlighted by Yang Seng's two-run single.

After a scoreless second, the league-leaders added another run on Yang's second RBI-single before the Bulls replied with two runs of their own to make it 4-2.

Just when the Bulls' fans thought they had something to cheer about, the Lions showed no mercy by sending 13 men to the plate in a seven-run fourth inning to blow the opposition away.

The onslaught continued as the Lions plated six more runs before all was said and done, dealing the Bulls their worst two-game defeat in club history in which they allowed a combined 35 runs on 41 hits.

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