The Lamigo Monkeys cashed in on a wild Cheng Chi-hung in the day game of their doubleheader by pounding four runs off the Chinatrust Brother Elephants reliever in the top of the sixth and holding on for a 5-0 win at the Taipei Tianmu Baseball Stadium yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday’s action was the continuation of Saturday’s game, which was suspended in the evening due to heavy rain and had paused with the Primates leading 1-0 after 4.5 innings of play.
The second part of the clash was all Monkeys as the Taoyuan side drew a pair of walks off Cheng on top of a single by Lin Hung-yu to set up Chen Guan-ren’s two-run double.
Yeh Chu-hsuan reached third base on balls off Cheng to reload the bags and pave the way for Lan Yin-luen’s sacrifice fly that made it 4-0, before Huang Hao-ran ripped another two-bagger off Cheng that scored the Monkeys’ fifth run of the game.
That was all the offense that the Lamigo pitching needed to pocket the win as rookie righty Lin Guo-yu fanned six over three hitless innings of superb play on his way to his first career victory.
Taking the loss was Elephants starter from Saturday night Chen Hung-wen, who allowed a run on six hits over five innings before the game was suspended.
MONKEYS 1, ELEPHANTS 4
The Chinatrust Brother Elephants topped the Lamigo Monkeys in the night game of the doubleheader in Tianmu last night to split the series against their Taoyuan rivals.
Starter Lin Yu-ching was credited with the win for holding the Primates to a lone run on six hits over eight innings to beat his counterpart, Itsuki Shoda, who fell victim to three errors as three of his four allowed runs were unearned.
RHINOS 5, LIONS 9
The Uni-President Lions teed off against the EDA Rhino pitching with four home runs to claim the win at the Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium last night.
The victory not only nipped a two-game slide for the Cats, but avoided a three-game sweep in the weekend series against their arch-rivals from Greater Kaohsiung.