Uni Lions 11 Fubon Guardians 8

Uni Lions (20-13) at Fubon Guardians (15-19)
Chengcing Lake Baseball Stadium, Kaohsiung
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Probable Starters
WP: No. 29 Wang Yu-Pu (1-0, 2.70 ERA)
LP: No. 44 Scott Richmond (6-7, 5.11 ERA)
S: No. 12 Chen Yun-Wen (7)
MVP: Lions No. 55 Pan Wu-Hsiung (2-for-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI)

Home Runs:
Lions: No. 55 Pan Wu-Hsiung 2 (10, 11)
Guardians: None

Game Notes:

  • Lions rookie SS Chen Chieh-Hsien's three hits and Pan Wu-Hsiung's two home runs powered the first-place Lions to a victory Thursday night to split the two-game set with the Fubon Guardians and help the club reach the 20-win mark in the second half-season. 
  • For the 16th time this season, Chen Chieh-Hsien collected three hits to raise his league-leading batting average to a cool .411. He also scored twice and knocked in three more. 
  • Lions starter Liao Wen-Yang needed 89 pitches to get through 4.1 innings tonight. The Taiwanese right-hander did his job, though, as he yielded three runs on seven hits and a pair of walks. His record stands at 5-5 on the season with a 5.10 ERA. 
  • The Lions broke open the scoring in the third inning, getting to Guardians SP Scott Richmond for four runs. The inning was highlighted by a Chen Chieh-Hsien two-run double that made it 3-0. 
  • Since returning from a minor hand injury that sidelined him for one game, Fubon's Lin Yi-Chuan is 7-for-12 over his last three contests which included a three-hit performance in tonight's losing effort. 

Game time:
Attendance: 1,948