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CPBL: Bulls, Elephants trade wins in double-header

By Paul Huang  /  Contributing reporter

The Sinon Bulls made it two wins in a row against the Brother Elephants by roughing up the men in the golden uniform in an 11-4 decision in the day game of a day-night doubleheader at the Pingtung County Baseball Stadium yesterday afternoon.

Su Jien-rong’s two-run homer off Elephant starter Tseng Song-wei jump-started a four-run sixth that turned a 2-3 deficit into a 6-3 lead as the Bulls never looked back after that point en route to a convincing victory.

Su was not the only Bull that went deep against a struggling Elephant pitching staff as Lin Yi-chuan and Fang Keh-wei also homered on consecutive at-bats in the seventh off Brother reliever Lu Shao-yu to put the game out of reach.

As for the Elephants, Chou Si-chi’s long ball off Sinon starter Lin Chen-hua, which got the Elephants on the board in the bottom of the fourth, led an attack that rang up 10 hits in the game, but with only four sparse runs to show for them.

Picking up the win was Lin Chen-hua, who improved to 6-9 for the season with three allowed runs on six hits over 5-2/3 innings of work, while the loss was charged against Tseng, who fell to a 3-4 mark for the year.

Elephants 11, Bulls 3

In the night game of the doubleheader in Pingtung, the Elephants finally found their swing on offense as they pounded out 15 hits off four different Sinon pitchers to garner an 11-3 win that helped avoid a sweep by the Bulls over the weekend.

Monkeys 10, Lions 1

Scoring 10 or more runs for the third straight game, the Lamigo Monkeys humbled the Uni-President Lions in a 10-1 landslide at the Kaohsiung Cheng Ching Lake Baseball Stadium last night to sweep the three-game set over the weekend.

After two scoreless innings of play in which both teams had stranded runners on base, the Primates finally came through against Lions starter Tsai Jing-hao as Lin Chih-sheng bounced a single past short with runners on second and third to score a pair of the visitors that made it 2-0.

The Lions answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning, only to see the Monkeys capitalize on a poor relay throw by the Lions outfield that led to two more runs in the fourth.

That was not all the damage that the Primates delivered as they erupted for four more runs in the sixth on a pair of singles, a double and three bases-loaded walks off Lions reliever Liao Wen-yang, with two outs to blow it wide open.

By the time all was said and done, the Primates had reached double-digits in total runs for the third straight contest, helping them attain a four-game lead in the standings.

Starter Tseng Jau-hao was credited with his fourth win of the season to even his record to 4-4, going the distance for skipper Hong Yi-chung in a one-run gem on six hits to top his counterpart Tsai.

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