Date: Sep 27, 2015
By: Paul Huang / Contributing reporter
The Uni-President Lions roughed up the EDA Rhinos 16-5 at Kaohsiung’s Cheng Ching
Lake Baseball Stadium last night, moving into double digits for the second straight game.
The win not gave the Cats a rare series triumph and a potential sweep with a victory this afternoon, but also brought them out of the cellar as the Rhinos slipped to last in the standings.
Homers by Chen Yung-chi and Chou Guan led a 17-hit Lions attack, with the former bringing home three in the opening frame and the latter leading off what turned out to be a six-run seventh.
The Lions were not the only ones hitting long, as Rhinos slugger Kao Kuo-hui also went deep for his 34th home run of the year to break the record for most homers in a single season (33) set by the Lions’ Tilson Brito in 2007.
With his offense spotting him nine runs through the third, Lions starter Chiang Cheng-yen cruised through the contest with relative ease, allowing three runs on four hits over six innings of work to pick up the win and improve his season mark to 6-2. [FULL STORY]