Lions 6 - Elephants 3: Lions SP Chih-Chiang Chang picked up his first W of the year and game MVP honors against the pachyderms. Chang allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 7 hits over 5.1 IP (4 K's, 2 BB's). Offensively for the Lions: 2B Sen Yang was 3-4/ CF Wu-Hsiung Pan was 1-4 with a double and 3 RBI's/ 3B Tilson Brito was 0-4/ 1B KC Kao was 1-4/ DH Po-Chao Yang was 1-4 with a double and a RBI/ LF Tai-Chi Kuo was 2-4 with a RBI/SS/2B Tzu-Sung Wang was 1-3 with a double and a RBI.
For the Elephants: SS Sheng-Wei Wang was 2-5/ DH CYC was 0-5/ OF Chia-Chia was 2-4 with a double and a RBI/ OF Kuan-Jen Chen 1-4 with a RBI.
Bulls 5 - Whales 3: Bulls SP Iba Tomokazu and reliever Chih-Wei Lin combined to limit the Whales to 3 runs on 7 hits. IT picked up the W after allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits over 5 IP (5 K's, 3 BB's). CW Lin was impressive, allowing only 2 hits over 4 scoreless innings while K'ing 8 and walking none. After picking up his 3rd save of the season, Lin was selected as the game MVP. The Bulls scored 5 runs on 17 hits: RF Chien-Ming Chang was 4-5/ CF Hua-Wei Tseng was 2-5 with a RBI/ LF Da-Hung Cheng was 1-4 with a RBI/ 3B Tarzan was 3-5/ DH Chung-Yi Huang was 3-5 with a RBI/ 1B Kuo-Lung Hsu was 1-5 with a RBI/ 2B Chih-Wei Chen was 1-4 with a RBI.
Whales slugger Carlos Villalobos collected 2 of his team's 7 hits (in 3 AB's).
Hu was 0-3 with a RBI as the Dodgers beat the Red Sox 8-0 in their final ST game.
With Wang, Kuo and Hu all on their respective teams' opening day 25-man roster, that marks the first time that three Taiwanese players have been on a ML club's active roster during the season opener. Last year, Wang and Kuo both began the year on the DL; while in 2006 - Kuo and Wang were on their team's 25-man roster when the season began.*Updated