Josh Beckett spun a gem against the Yankees, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits over 7 IP - he also K'd 7. With the win, Beckett propelled himself into the AL Cy Young forefront and is the only 19 game winner in the ML's. Wang was outdueled by Beckett as he gave up 5 runs on 9 hits over 5.2 innings. Telling stat of the night for CMW: 6 GO's/8 FO's - obviously his sinker wasn't effective against the Sox. The Yankees lost 10-1. Wang falls to 18-7 on the year and his ERA stands at 3.82. Box/Recap
Lions 17 - Cobras 12: The Lions won in a laugher as the two teams combined for 42 hits! Game MVP honors went to Lions 2B Sen Yang who was 4-4 with HR #8 and was 4-4 with 3 RBI's. Other Lions notables: TB was 3-6 with a double and a RBI/KC Kao was 2-6 with a RBI/Fu-Hao Liu was 2-2 with a double and 2 RBI's/Sung-Hsien Yang was 3-5 with a triple and a RBI/Wu-Hsiung Pan was 4-6 with a double and 3 RBI's. For the Cobras, CH Hsieh was 2-5 with a double and a RBI/Ming-Jen Kuo was 4-6 with a RBI.
Elephants 5 - Bears 4: Despite earning a ND for the Elephants, SP Pao-Hsien Wu earned game MVP honors after allowing 2 runs on 5 hits over 6 IP - to go along with 4 K's and 3 walks. Offensively for the Elephants, CYC was 2-3 with 2 doubles, Chia-Chia was 1-1 with a double and a RBI as a PH, and LF Ming-Hsien Lin collected 3 hits. For the Bears, CFC was 0-2 with 2 walks while 3B Chin-Ping Lin was 2-4 with a RBI and LF Yan-Wei Shih was 2-3 with a RBI.
There's a new site called East Windup Chronicle that has some good insight on the amateur baseball scene in Taiwan - one of the authors is a part-time MLB scout there.