Fubon Guardians 7 Chinatrust Brothers 6 (11)

Fubon Guardians (13-28-1) at Chinatrust Brothers (21-19-2)
Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium
Thursday, May 25, 2017

WP: No. 96 Lin Yi-Hao (1-0, 6.52 ERA)
LP: No. 17 Chen Hung-Wen (0-2 5.92 ERA)
S: No. 8 Tseng Sung-Wei (1)
MVP: Guardians No. 28 Kao Kuo-Hui (1-for-6, game-winning RBI)

Home Runs:
Guardians: None
Brothers: No. 11 Chiang Chih-Hsien (14), No. 1 Chen Tzu-Hao (11)

Game Notes:
  • Guardians defensive dignitary Lin Che-Hsuan saved the game in the bottom of the tenth with his accurate throw to the plate to nail Chang Cheng-Wei and keep the Guardians alive, a play that was reviewed for what seemed like eternity. The Guardians, losers of five straight, responded in their half of the eleventh after a two-out wild pitch from Chen Hung-Wen sent Kao Kuo-Lin to second before older brother Kao Kuo-Hui knocked him home with a double down the left field line two batters later.  Tseng Sung-Wei would retire the Brothers in order to earn his first career save. The Brothers are now 0-4-1 in extra innings this year. 
  • A two-out hit-by-pitch in the eighth inning opened the doors for the Brothers to score twice and tie up a game in which the Guardians had led since the second batter of the game.
  • The Brothers looked primed to walk off the game in the bottom of the ninth after Guardians closer Ni Fu-Te allowed the first two batters to reach. Ni would dig deep though, getting Chou Ssu-Chi to strikeout, Wang Sheng-Wei to ground into a fielder's choice and getting Su Wei-Ta to line out to extend the game into extras. 
  • Lin Che-Huan and Kao Hsiao-Yi had three-hit games for the Guardians, while Su Wei-Ta and Peng Cheng-Ming also collected a trio of hits each. 
  • Brothers OF Chang Cheng-Wei has raised his on-base streak to 32 games after a double in the seventh.  
  • Chiang Chih-Hsien continued to add to his league-leading home run total with a mammoth solo blast in the second. His reaction can only be described as the exact opposite of a bat flip. Chen Tzu-Hao also added one that reached the last row of the seats

Attendance: 3,515
Game time: 4:04