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Rhinos stretch win streak to six after downing Monkeys

By Paul Huang  /  Contributing reporter

Chang Chien-ming’s RBI single capped a four-run eighth as the EDA Rhinos blew a 3-2 game wide open to run away with a 7-3 CPBL win over the Lamigo Monkeys at the Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium last night.

The victory not only stretched the league-leading Rhinos’ current win streak to six, but also kept their lead over the second-placed Uni-President Lions at 1.5 games, after the Cats also won their game against the Brother Elephants yesterday.

Back-to-back doubles by Cheng Da-hung and Hu Chin-lung off Lamigo starter Wang Fong-hsin got the visiting Rhinos on the board in the opening frame. However, the Primates fought back with a run of their own in the bottom of the third, courtesy of Chen Chin-fong’s RBI double off Rhino starter Yang Chien-fu.

The Rhinos went ahead again in the fifth with Hu’s second run-scoring hit, only for the Monkeys to reply in the sixth, when Kuo Hso-wei’s single scored the runner from third to tie the game at 2-2.

EDA skidded ahead in the seventh with Chang Chien-ming’s sacrifice fly that made it 3-2 before plating four more in the decisive eighth to pull away with the win.


Chang “OEO” Tai-shan’s grand slam off Brother Elephants reliever Cheng Chi-hung in the top of the 11th helped the Uni-President Lions to victory at the Taipei Municipal Baseball Stadium in Tianmu last night, extending their win streak to three.

The Elephants took a 2-0 lead one out into the eighth, before Chen Yung-chi broke through with a run-scoring single off Elephant reliever Hiroki Sanada to make it 2-1 before Chang’s game-tying double.

That was the spark the Lions needed to erupt for five runs in the 11th to secure the victory.

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