Lotte Splits Series With Nexen
MOKDONG, South Kroea – The Lotte Giants won, lost and tied games in their three game weekend series in Mokdong over the weekend.
Nexen finished out the series by winning Sunday's game on a walk-off single to take the finale 4-3. After seven strong innings from Song Seung-joon, Lotte reliever Lee Seung-ho (1-1) got in trouble in the bottom of the ninth and allowed Jang Gi-young to drive in the winning run.
On Saturday, Ryan Sadowski gave up a two run shot in the bottom of the sixth, and five innings for a no-decision in Lotte's 5-4 win. Sadowski gave up seven hits, and stuck out two. Kim Ju-chan went three for three with an RBI to lead the Lotte offense.
Both teams struggled to hit the ball Friday, as Shane Youman pitched seven strong innings, striking out four. Kang Min-ho and Park Jong-yoon hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning to tie the game for Lotte.
Lotte remains in fourth place in the standings, 3.5 games out of first.