Doosan Bears Takes Lead Over Samsung Lions in Korean Series

David Lee, Oct. 29, 2015, 9:30 a.m.


The Doosan Bears got past the Samsung Lions 5-1 at home to take a 2-1 Korean Series lead on Thursday. The Bears erased a 1-0 deficit with a broken-bat single in the fourth at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, while capitalizing on wobbly pitching and shaky defense on a cold and damp night. They're chasing their first Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) championship since 2001, and trying to end the Lions' string of four consecutive titles.

Starter Jang Won-jun retired 11 straight batters in one stretch and scattered six hits over 7 2/3 innings to pick up his first Korean Series victory. Game 4 will be back at Jamsil at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

After getting blanked for seven innings by Doosan starter Dustin Nippert in 6-1 loss in Tuesday's Game 2, the Lions got to Game 3 starter Jang in the opening frame. Rookie Koo Ja-wook, making his first Korean Series start, led off the inning with an infield single, moved to second on a wild pitch, and sprinted home on a single by Yamaico Navarro for a quick 1-0 lead.

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