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Chang hits slam as Bite take series
01/27/2018 6:20 AM ET

Chang Tai-shan hit a grand slam and Ryo Koura struck out 12 as Adelaide completed its first series victory of the season against Sydney on Saturday night.

Koura impressed in 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks while striking out a career-best 12 hitters at Active Displays Stadium.

But as good as Koura was, the biggest cheer of the night was reserved for Chang.

In more than likely his final game for the Bite, the 41-year-old Chinese Professional Baseball League all-time home run and hits leader blasted a grand slam to left field, lifting the hosts to an 8-1 win.

Earlier, Angus Roeger blasted his eighth homer of the season to give Adelaide its first lead over the Sox.

Sydney took the lead in the third on Michael Suchy's RBI-single.

But 16-year-old Brodie Arriola singled and scored on a double from Rodrigo Ayarza to put the Bite back on terms almost instantly.

Arriola finished 3-for-4 with two doubles in a pleasing display for bottom-ranked Adelaide.

Roeger then put the Bite in front with a solo shot off reliever Calvin Drummon to centre field.

Mead extended Adelaide's lead with a two-run double.

Chang then put the icing on the cake for the Bite a they finished a difficult season on a high.



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