Bears Take Game Two

The Doosan Bears erupted for four runs in the 13th inning, fueled by the Jae-il Oh solo homerun to win the second game of the Korean Series 5-1.  The game broke the record for being the longest post season game in KBO history at five hours and thirty two minutes.  The now go to Jamsil Stadium, home of the Bears for game three, up in the series two games to none.  They will not have to go back to Daegu if they can win two of the three games in Seoul.

Lions closer and free agent Seung-hwan Oh had come into the game in relief in the ninth with the score tied 1-1.  The other Oh had also come into the game in the ninth as a defensive replacement.  While Seung-Hwan was striking out eight of the 12 hitters he faced Jae-il rocked him deep in the 13th to drive him from the game.  Si-heon Son added a 2-run single later in the inning.

The Lions ended up stranding 16 baserunners, including bases loaded opportunities in the tenth and eleventh innings.

Jae-Ho Kim drove in the first run for the Bears in the eighth inning with a 2-out RBI single.  The Lions tied the game in the bottom frame on an RBI single from Tae-in Chae.

Rick Vandenhurk pitched well for the Lions in the start, shutting the Bears down for five plus innings while he struck out seven.  Lion pitchers struck out a record high 18 Bears in the 13 inning game.  Dustin Nippert matched him with six scoreless innings for the Bears.

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