2007 Taiwan Series (Game 5):
The LA New Bears staved off elimination with a come-from-behind victory over the Lions on Thursday. The Bears won 8-5 in a slug-fest that saw 6 balls leave the yard. Trailing 5-4 heading into the 8th, the Bears would rely on some timely hitting in the 8th and the long ball in the 9th to help seal the deal. Game MVP honors went to Bears pitcher Mac Suzuki who earned the win after relieving starter Kevin Huang. Huang lasted only 3.2 innings and was pulled after the Lions scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th to tie things up at 3-3. Mac would pitch the remaining 5.1 innings and allow only 2 runs on 7 hits (to go along with 6 K's and 2 walks allowed) the rest of the game. Lions starter Pete Munro earned a ND - he threw 7 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits.
Offensively for the Bears: CF Long-Yi Huang was 2-5 with a HR and 2 RBI's/RF Chien-Wei Tsai was 1-5 with a HR and a RBI/SS Chih-Sheng Lin was 1-3 with a HR and a RBI/DH Chin-Feng Chen was 1-4 with a HR and 2 RBI's/1B Kit Pellow was 1-5 with a RBI.
For the Lions: PH Po-Chao Yang hit a key 3 run HR in the 4th - he was 1-1 with a HR and 3 RBI's/RF Fu-Hao Liu was 2-5 with a HR and a RBI/3B Tilson Brito was 1-2 with a RBI/2B Kuo-Ching Kao was 1-5/LF Tai-Chi Kuo was 2-3 with a double/CF-LF Wu-Hsiung Pan was 3-5.
Game 6 will take place Saturday as the Lions look to close out the Series with ace Wei-Lun Pan set to face off against Yu-Wei Hsu.