Mon, Jul 14, 2014 - Page 20 News List

Rhinos edge Brothers 3-2

By Paul Huang  /  Contributing reporter

Lin Yi-chuan’s RBI single with runners on first and second scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th as the EDA Rhinos held on to defeat the Chinatrust Brothers 3-2 in extra innings at the Taipei Tianmu Baseball Stadium last night to avoid being swept by the Brothers in their three-game weekend set.

Lin Wei-en’s sacrifice fly with runners on second and third gave the Rhinos a 1-0 lead in the top of the third, before the Brothers answered a run of their own in the bottom of the fifth, when Chen Tzu-hao drew a leadoff walk off Rhinos starter Yang Chien-fu and scored on Huang Chun-sheng’s groundout in a 1-all tie.

After a scoreless sixth and seventh, the Brothers would take their first lead of the game at 2-1 with Jim Negrych flied to deep center with the bases loaded and one out to score the runner on third.

However, the diehard Rhinos simply would not give up as Kao Guo-hui lined a double into the left-center gap with runner on second to tie the game at 2-all to set the stage for Lin’s game-winning swing an inning later.

Picking up the win for the Rhinos was Luis Vizcaino, who tossed a scoreless ninth and 10th for his first W of the season, while the loss was charged against the Brothers’ Brad Thomas, who blew a save opportunity by surrendering the RBI double to Kao in the ninth before allowing the game-winner to Lin in the tenth.

Chinatrust had an excellent chance to tie the game at three-all in the bottom of the 10th, when Chang Chih-hao singled to left with runner on second. However, the runner was gunned down at the plate by the Rhinos defense for the Brothers’ third out of the inning.

MONKEYS 3, LIONS 1

The Lamigo Monkeys took the three-game set against the Uni-President Lions over the weekend by a 2-1 margin with a 3-1 road win in the clincher at the Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium last night.

Veteran righty Hsu Ming-chieh turned in his best outing of the season by hurling one-run ball on three hits over seven dominating innings to lead the Primates past their foes in the impressive road win. The former standout from the Seibu Lions of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball League showed no signs of slowing down as he frustrated the Lions hitters all game long before being pulled after the seventh.

RBI singles by Chen Guan-ren and Lan Yen-luen in the first and second respectively gave the Primates an early 2-0 cushion against the home Cats.

The two-run cushion proved sufficient as the stingy Monkeys pitching allowed a lone run on four hits in the game to deny the Cats any chances of a comeback.

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