Lamigo Monkeys knock Lions into third place

Taipei Times
Date: May 08, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

The Lamigo Monkeys yesterday beat the Uni-President Lions by 5-2 at Taoyuan

The Lamigo Monkeys’ Wang Po-jung celebrates with the Lamigirls cheerleaders after winning the most valuable player award yesterday in their game against the Uni-President Lions at the Sinjhuang Baseball Stadium in Taipei. Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Time

International Baseball Stadium, dropping the Lions into third place behind the resurgent Brothers Baseball Club after three straight losses.

Left-handed pitcher Darin Downs picked up his fourth win this season, scattering six hits and eight strikeouts to give Lamigo a 4-1 lead before he was taken out to rest in the seventh inning.

Second basemen Kuo Yen-wen and DH Lin Hung-yu smashed solo homers to help the Monkeys to victory for a three-game series sweep over the Lions, taking firm grip on first place.

Closer Chen Yu-hsun slammed the Lions in the ninth frame, by striking out the side.

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