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CPBL: Lin blasts Monkeys past Lions

SOUTHERN RUN FEST:While the Monkeys and the Lions traded 16 runs in Tainan, the Rhinos were blanked 4-0 by the Brothers in their game in Taichung

By Paul Huang  /  Contributing reporter

Chiang Chih-hsien of the Chinatrust Brothers hits a home run against the EDA Rhinos in their CPBL game at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium yesterday.

Photo: Liao Yao-tung, Taipei Times

The Lamigo Monkeys rode the red-hot bat of slugger Lin Chih-sheng, who homered for the fourth time in the past two days to baffle the Uni-President Lions 9-7 at the Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium last night to sweep the three-game set on the road.

“It was a great way to end the weekend,” Lin said, referring to his ninth-inning blast which came the day after his first career three-homer game the night before.

He is now four homers shy of the EDA Rhinos’ Kao Kuo-hui, whose 30 round-trippers are second to none in the league.

Neither starting pitcher managed to hold the opposing hitters in the early going, with Wang Yi-cheng of the Monkeys and the Lions’ Liao Wen-yang allowing five runs each through the fifth, before the Primates claimed their third lead of the game at 4-3 in the sixth when Wang Po-jung singled off Liao and scored two batters later on Lin Chih-ping’s liner.

The opportunistic Lamigo offense jumped all over the Lions’ pitching in the seventh with Chen Guan-ren’s solo shot leading the way, before Wang capped off the night with a three-run triple that gave the visitors a 8-3 lead.

Trailing by five at that point, the Cats got a pair of runs back in the seventh and the ninth to make it a two-run game and actually had the bases loaded in the ninth with one out before Monkeys closer Lin Po-yo fanned two in a row to strand three in a close finish.


The Chinatrust Brothers made it two wins in a row by blanking the EDA Rhinos in a 4-0 shutout at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium last night to take the weekend series.

Lin Wei-chu’s pinch-hit double off Rhinos starter Ni Fu-te with the runner on second broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the seventh, before Huang Shih-hao followed with an RBI single that scored Lin to make it 2-0 in favor of the visitors.

That set up back-to-back solo blasts from Chang Chih-hao and Chiang Chih-hsien off reliever Shen Yu-chieh an inning later as the Brothers doubled their lead to conclude the scoring.

Chinatrust starter Bryan Woodall picked up win No. 3 since joining the team a month ago with eight brilliant innings of four-hit ball, before ace closer Chen Hung-wen pitched a scoreless ninth to keep the shutout intact.

“We didn’t do anything different today, it was just a great team win all around,” Woodall said after being named Most Valuable Player.

Falling victim to an anemic offense was Ni, who took a three-hit shutout one out into the seventh before succumbing to the Chinatrust hitters in a game he could have won on another night.

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