Twins shutout Bears to even Korean Play-Offs
SEOUL (South Korea) -
LG Twins shutout Doosan Bears 2-0 on Thursday-evening (October 17) in Game 2 of the best-of-five Second Round Korean Baseball Organization Play-Offs.
With the win, the Twins even the series at 1-1.
Radhames Liz dominated on the mound for the Twins.
The Dominican righthander struckout ten batters and gave up only basehit in eight innings.
In the regular season, Liz was 1-3 against the Twins.
He led the KBO this season with 188 strikeouts.
Liz pitched four hitless innings, but then Sung-heun Hong singled in the fifth at bat.
This was to be the Bears lone hit off of Liz, who was relieved by Bong jung-keun in the ninth inning.
The closer retired the side to complete the one-hitter.
The Twins scored both runs in the second inning off of Jae-woo Lee.
The first two batters walked and then advanced on a sacrifice bunt.
A sacrifice by Yo-sup Yoon then produced the first run and the second was added on a double by Yong-taik Park, who went 4-for-4 with two doubles.
The Twins left runners in scoring position in the first six innings and had the bases loaded in the third.
But the two runs in the second at bat proved to be enough, thanks to the dominant pitching of Liz.
The Dominican pitched in the Major League in parts of three seasons for Baltimore Orioles.
In 2007, 2008 and 2009, he appeared in a total of 28 games and was 6-8 with a 7.50 ERA.
In 2010, he was 8-8 pitching for Portland Beavers, the Triple-A team of the San Diego Padres.