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Lamigo downs Brother 11-0 to snatch 2015 CPBL championship

2015/10/25 22:26:04

Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) Lamigo Monkeys pitcher Patrick Misch threw a no-hit game to trounce ChinaTrust Brother Elephants 11-0 in Game 7 of the best of seven championship series to win the 2015 Chinese Professional Baseball League title Sunday.

It was the first no-hitter in the history of league's championship series since it began in 1990.

Sunday's was the ninth championship series that had pulled into Game 7 to produce the season's champion.

Lamigo Monkeys, which won the first game in the series, suffered a consecutive three defeats in the hands of Brother Elephants. In the critical fifth game, Wang Yi-cheng pitched a complete game to earn the Monkeys a chance of surviving and coming from behind to win the title.

The total audience in this year's championship series -- 122,127 that included Sunday's 20,000 that packed the Taoyuan stadium -- helped the league rake in a record high ticket sales of over NT$100 million US$ (3.1 million), according to CPBL statistics.

(By Lin Hung-han and S.C. Chang)