The Uni-President Lions homered three times in what turned out to be a six-run fifth to overcome a two-run deficit in a 7-4 win over the dmedia T-Rex in Tienmu on Sunday, sweeping the two-game weekend series in convincing fashion.
Down 1-3 after four innings of play, Chen Lien-hong got things moving in the right direction for the cats with a monstrous three-run shot off demedia starter Chiang Bo-ching before Liu Fu-hao followed with a two-run blast that made it 6-3.
Chuang Jing-heh added the Lions final run in the inning with a rare inside-the-park home run when he simply outran the relay throw from the outfield after the dmedia centerfield fell in pursuit of the ball to give Chuang some extra time on the play.
The T-Rex would get a run back in the bottom of the same inning on an RBI-single by Kao Wei, but that was as close as they got with the Lions bullpen taking control of the game from the sixth on with four innings of scoreless relief to silence the dmedia bats.
The win earned a first-round bye for the Lions in the upcoming postseason play as they gained a four-game lead over the second-place La New Bears in the season’s overall record with three games remaining to guarantee them the best regular-season mark.
ELEPHANTS 1, BULLS 0
Peng “Chia Chia” Cheng-min’s clutch single with runners at the corners in the top of the fourth was difference in the game as the Brother Elephants blanked the Sinon Bulls 1-0 in Sinjhuang on Sunday to sweep their two-game series against the Bulls.
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