Doosan Bears Clinch Pennant in KBO

The defending KBO champion Doosan Bears have clinched the pennant for the 2016 season, running away with the first place trophy. They now will receive a long bye as the 5th place team will do battle with the fourth place team. The winner of that match will face the third place team and the winner of that match will face the second place team. The Doosan Bears are guaranteed a game in a best of seven of the championship match.

Last year the Doosan Bears did not win the pennant, finishing third but won the championship by beating the Samsung Lions in the championship best of seven series. This year the Lions may not even make the playoffs.

The Bears are two wins away from breaking the KBO win record, made easier by an extended 144 game schedule. They lead the KBO in hitting and pitching, scoring 889 runs while no other KBO team has reached 800.

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