Lions surprise Monkeys in 3-2 win

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 19, 2015
By: Paul Huang  /  Contributing reporter

Last-placed Uni-President Lions surprised the Lamigo Monkeys in a 3-2 thriller at the Taoyuan

The Uni-President Lions’ Liao Wen-fa pitches against the Lamigo Monkeys at the Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium yesterday.  Photo: Lin Cheng-kung, Taipei Times

The Uni-President Lions’ Liao Wen-fa pitches against the Lamigo Monkeys at the Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium yesterday. Photo: Lin Cheng-kung, Taipei Times

International Baseball Stadium last night to even their road series in northern Taiwan at one win apiece following Friday night’s series-opening loss.

Warner Madrigal entered in the bottom of the ninth with a 3-1 lead and walked in a run with one out after loading up the bases to put the tying run 27m from the plate.

However, the Lions closer was able to retire the next two batters in a row by striking out Lin “Chubby Kid” Hung-yu and getting Kuo Yen-wen to ground out to second to preserve the victory for the visitors in a dramatic finish.

The Cats needed little time drawing first blood, as they rang up three singles and a walk off Monkeys starter Jared Lansford in the top of the first to take a 2-0 lead.     [FULL  STORY]

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