A pair of homers by Chou Si-chi lit up the Tianmu sky last night as the Brother Elephants teed off against the Uni-President Lions on a slew of hits to garner a 15-5 win at the Taipei Municipal Baseball Stadium.
It was the second time that the veteran slugger had gone deep twice in the same game, taking Lion staff ace Yuya Kamada out of the ballpark twice on a two-for-five night with a season-high five RBIs to lift the league leaders past the defending champions.
Also starring was red-hot Peng “Chia Chia” Cheng-min, who drove in three runs by going a perfect five-for-five on the night to complement Chou’s long balls for the home team.
Taking the win was Elephants starter Lin Yu-ching, who allowed four runs (two earned) on eight hits over seven innings to defeat Kamada, who lasted only 3-1/3 frames in only his fourth loss of the year as he fell to a 14-4 mark for the year.
Monkeys 16, Bulls 5
Monkeys 13, Bulls 5
The Lamigo Monkeys roughed up the Sinon Bulls by sweeping the day-night doubleheader on the road at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium yesterday to take the weekend series in Taichung.
In the day game of the day-night doubleheader, it was the Sinon Bulls who drew first blood as they jumped to a quick 5-0 lead over the first two innings against Lamigo starter Tseng Jau-hao on the strength of seven hits, including a home run by Lin Yi-chuan.
However, that was as close to victory as the Bulls got because the Primates came back by scoring at least a run from the fourth inning on for 16 unanswered runs to take the opener.
Every starter on the Lamigo lineup had at least one hit, with the heart of the order going to Kuo Yen-wen, Lin Chih-sheng and Chung Cheng-yo, who went a combined 10-for-15, with eight RBIs, to get the job done.
Lin Jia-wei picked up his first win of the season with two scoreless innings of one-hit relief to beat Sinon starter Shen Yu-jeh.
In the night game of the Taichung series, the visitors needed a five-run eighth to turn a 4-5 deficit into a 9-5 lead and went on to defeat the Bulls 13-5.
Yu Te-long’s grand slam in the eighth made all the difference in the game, as it broke a five-all tie wide open.