Monkeys beat Lions for second-half title
Date: Oct 12, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The season decider in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) went down to the wire last night, when the Lamigo Monkeys clinched the second-half title by edging the Uni-President Lions 9-7 at Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium, with Wang “The King” Po-jung hitting a home run to secure the victory.
While the Lions were behind 0-6, they rallied for six runs in the second, with outfielder Pan Wu-hsiung hitting a three-run homer.
The score remained 6-6 until the fifth frame, when Wang stepped up to the plate with one runner on base and slammed a shot over the right-field wall for two runs.
The Monkeys then scored a run in the top of the ninth, but the Lions could not close the gap, scoring only one run in the bottom of the inning.
The two teams were level on identical 34-25 second-half records heading into last night’s final contest of the regular season. [FULL STORY]