CMW picked up his 18th win of the season against the KC Royals, joining Josh Beckett as the ML leaders in that category. Wang struggled with his control (90 PC - 52 called strikes) but still managed to pull out the win, throwing 7 innings, allowing 3 runs (all in the 4th inning - on a 3 run double to rookie Alex Gordon) on 5 hits to go along with 4 K's and 4 walks. A-Rod hit HR #52 to help power the Yanks offense to a 6-3 win. Box/Recap 1/Recap 2
Wang's next scheduled start will probably be against the Boston Red Sox this coming weekend.
Lions 18 - Bulls 4: Despite falling behind 2-0, Wei-Lun Pan earned his 14th victory of the season after an offensive outburst by his teammates - the team would score 12 runs in the 5th inning alone!! Pan allowed 2 runs on 8 hits over 5 IP - he had 6 K's and 2 walks. Game MVP - Lions RF Fu-Hao Liu was 3-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI's. Other Lions notables: TB was 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI's/KC Kao was 2-4/Chih-Kang Kao was 1-2 with HR #5 and 3 RBI's. For the Bulls, SS Chao-Hsing Cheng hit HR #8 and Tarzan was 2-3.
Whales 9 - Elephants 2: Wei-Ming Chu picked up win #5 for the Whales, as he allowed 2 runs on 7 hits over 6 IP. WMC received support from game MVP CF Jen-Chieh Hsu who was 2-4 with a triple and 4 RBI's/DH Chia-Hung Chen hit HR #3 off loser TJ Yeh and was 2-4 with a double/Carlos Villalobos was 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI's/Chang-Long Yeh was 2-3 with 2 doubles and a RBI. Chia-Chia was 1-3 for the Elephants and teammate CY Chen was 0-4 - catcher Chih-Hung Chen hit HR #2 and drove in the only runs for the Elephants.