Date: Oct 24, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter, in TAICHUNG
Led by talisman Peng Cheng-min’s three-run homer, the Brothers Baseball Club scored early last night
and the bullpen held firm to thrash the EDA Rhinos 9-2 and seize a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven CPBL Taiwan Series at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium.
Going into the third inning tied at 1-1, the Brothers broke the game open when Peng drilled an offering from the Rhinos’ American pitcher Jared Landsford and deposited it in the stands over the left-field wall with two men on the bases.
The three-run shot was key to the five-run assault in the third that made it 6-1 and the Brothers rode the momentum to grab the victory in Game 2.
Unlike Game 1, the Rhinos could not muster a rally in the later innings and they fell to their second straight defeat.
The contest began with Brothers right-hander Nathan Long battling against his compatriot Lansford, the son of Carney Lansford, the former Oakland A’s star and World Series winner in 1989. [FULL STORY]