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. [FULL STORY]