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MUNCY,Max SBL  AL .444 .944 5 18 8 2 2 1 2 9 3 4 2 0 0 0
KERSHAW,Clayton HOL  AL 2 2 0 0 0.69 13 1 1 5 12 3 0 0 0 0 0
RENFROE,Hunter VAL  NL .444 1.222 5 18 8 2 0 4 4 8 3 5 2 1 0 0
SCHERZER,Max SAC  NL 4 2 0 1 1.64 11 3 2 5 20 2 0 1 0 0 1

Long Beach  Dirt Bags @ Portland  Lumber Jax

Series Preview: Long Beach Dirtbags vs Portland LumberJax.
Game #1: After two two-run homeruns by Encarnacion for LB, Portland claws back and sends it to extras, where Wilmer Difo plays the unlikely hero with a solo HR in the bottom of the 12th.
POR 6 LB 5
Game #2: LumberJax jump to early lead, but the Dirt Bags charge late and get the win.
LB 6 POR 3
Game #3: The Dirt Bag Edwin Encarnacion, hits a grand slam in the 8th inning to give Long Beach the win.
LB 6 POR 2
Game #4: Again Encarnacion hits another dinger, his 23rd on the year, but Evan Longoria answers back with a grand slam of his own. It would go to extra again, where Kevin Kiermaier gets a clutch two-out triple scoring two giving the Dirty Bags the win.
LB 7 POR 5
Game #5: Sigh. Kyle Freeland advances to a 20, and has a 5-run lead going into the ninth inning, when he turns into 2019 Kyle Freeland and gives up SIX runs including a grand slam from Rosario. WOW.
LB 6 POR 5
Game #6: Another HR by Rosario, 2-run variety in the 8th inning gives Long Beach the win.
LB 6 POR 3
Series Summary: Long Beach trashes Portland winning 5 of 6, officially sticking the fork in Portland’s underwhelming season. Long Beach hips to make a change for a WC spot in the NL.

Coconut Creek  Crushers @ Southwest Detroit  Fighting Chihuahuas

Series Summary: Split!

Tijuana  Bottle Rockets @ Dallas  Cougars

Series Summary: Bottle Rockets come to Dallas and get a split.

Rosemere  Renegades @ Selkirk  Steelers

Series Preview: Not much expected in this series of below .500 ends up with the Best pitched game I have ever seen and he gets get a ND! There were 3 near no hitters in this series.
Game #1: Shields pitches a 2 hit gem winning 2-0 over Lauer as Cuthbert homers for selkirk. Sel 2-0.
Game #2: Renegade Eovaldi pitches a 2 hitter and as a no hitter into the 7th in this 2-0 Rosemere win.
Game #3: Keller improves to 11-2 for Selkirk as his no hitter is broken up on a pinch hit solo homer by Marte in the 8th. He finished off the 1 hitter, Selkirk wins 3-1.
Game #4: Selkirk walks it off in the 4-3 win.
Game #5: Hoskins Grand slam Matz win 13-4 Selkirk.
Game #6: Wow what a game.Shields goes 9 innings no runs 6 hits extends his shutout to 18 innings just 8 hits. But but Rosemere’s Lauer goes 11 NO HIT innings 3 walks 15 K’s! 109 Game score!. But sadly Selkirk won the game 1-0 in the 14th of Gsellmen when Selkirk finally got two hits pincvh hit Winker then pinch hit Williams and a Torres sac fly scoring pinch runner Alford. 1-0 Selkirk.
Series Summary: Selkirk wins the series 5-1 in battle of non contenders but pitcher of the week happened here just don’t know who.
Steve Shields 18 innings no runs 1 win 8 hits 3 walks 13 K’s (team won both games).
Eric Lauer 18 innings 2 runs 1 loss 5 hits 6 walks 23 K’s (team lost both games but 109 Game score re: 11 no hit innings before pulled for the pen).

Harsens Island  Walleye @ Pittsburgh  Lumber Company

Series Summary: Pittsburgh goes fish and catches 6 Walleye!

Hollywood  Werewolves @ Chicago  Mobsters

Series Preview: Mobsters looking to get their season back on track at home. Hollywood looking to make a jump in the American League West Standings.
Game #1: Christian Yelich has 4 Hits & every Werewolves has at least 1 Hit. Clayton Kershaw was solid as always.

Final Score: Hollywood 11 – Chicago 3

Win: Clayton Kershaw 9-4 (2.24)
Loss: Marcus Stroman 2-7 (4.72)

Game #2: Hollywood gets 2 in the 8th & 2 in the 9th and beats Chicago by 2.

Final Score: Hollywood 4 – Chicago 2

Win: Will T. Harris 2-1 (2.33)
Loss: Aroldis Chapman 0-2 (2.57)
Save: Rich Rodriguez #17

Game #3: David Price was dominant & Ketel Marte Homered & had 2 RBI’s for Hollywood.

Final Score: Hollywood 3 – Chicago 0

Win: David Price 7-5 (4.02)
Loss: C.C. Sabathia 10-6 (3.75)

Game #4: Christian Yelich was unreal with 11 Total Bases, 4 Hits, 2 Triples a Home Run, 7 RBI’s & 4 Run Scored. Chicago was embarrassed by the Werewolves.

Final Score: Hollywood 15 – Chicago 9

Win: Taylor Cole 2-0 (2.77)
Loss: Matt Harvey 4-5 (5.56)

Game #5: Charlie Morton goes 7 strong, allowing only 4 Hits & 4 Walks, while Striking Out 10.

Final Score: Hollywood 4 – Chicago 0

Win: Charlie Morton 8-5 (3.72)
Loss: Noah Syndergaard 9-5 (3.14)

Game #6: Kershaw picks up his 2nd win of the Series. Matt Chapman Homers & has 3 RBI’s.

Final Score: Hollywood 8 – Chicago 1

Win: Clayton Kershaw 10-4 (2.18)
Loss: Carlos Matias Martinez 2-8 (4.85)

Series Summary: Chicago stinks. Hollywood’s pretty good. The Werewolves sweep the Mobsters in the Windy City.

Triple Creek  Patriots @ Columbus  Explorers

Series Preview: Triple Creek comes to Columbus for the week to see the sights (and play some baseball). They are currently tied with Long Beach in the NL West and fighting for a Wild Card spot. Explorers are also in the Wild Card battle (because they have the privilege of looking up at the Tempe Tempers – it’s a long view to the top. Otherwise, Columbus is having a good year. They made one more deal this week that will aid their infield defense, picking up D.J. LeMahiu.
Game #1: The opening game goes to Columbus – primarily due to the 6 runs they scored in the 2nd – should have been 7, except for Victor Reyes’s baserunning gaff. As noted elsewhere, he was called out on an Alex Avila homer when Avila passed him on the basepath. Reyes thought the ball was caught and was returned to 1st – but the ump signaled homer, neither runner was looking for the other one. Avila was credited with a single and he scored as did Ian Desmond and Alex got 2 rbis. Charlie Blackmon goes on to hit a grand slam in the same inning. The score got close in the 7th when Triple Creek scored 3 – but a 3 run 8th for Columbus settled the score.
TCP 4- 7-0 LP Jacob Nix ()
COL 9-12-2 WP J.A. Happ (13-2)
HRs: TCP – Daniel R. Robertson (6); COL – Blackmon (15)
Game #2: Excitement in this came from Glenn Sparkman tossing a 3 hit CG shutout, fanning 10! Explorers get another Grand Slam – this one from Alex Avila (1) – he was still a bit perturbed from not getting credited with a homer in yesterday’s game (it would have been his 1st for the year). Brock Holt chipped in with 2 hits and 3 rbis.
Hunter Wood got the “opener” assignment in this one and pitches a great 1st inning, fanning two. Miller IV’18 then pulls him to start the 2nd and brings in Addison Reed – he pitched 2 innings well, then went all to pieces giving up 9 hits and 8 runs in the 4th and 5th. Wood, by the way, has tossed 20.1 scoreless innings this year – 6 hits and 20Ks!
TCP 0- 3-1 LP Reed (0-1)
COL 8-13-0 WP Sparkman (3-2)
HRs: COL – Avila (1)
Game #3: Down 2-1 after the top of the 7th, the Explorers finally solve starter Kevin Gausman and score 4 times in the bottom half. Asdrubal Cabrera homers twice for the home team – 3 rbis. However, the Patriots haven’t surrendered and Marwin Gonzalez touches off a 2 run shot in the 8th to close it to 5-4. But Columbus tacks on 1 more in their half of the 8th and David Robertson shuts the door in the 9th for the save.
TCP 4- 8-0 LP Kevin Gausman (4-5)
COL 6-11-0 WP Jimmy Yacabonis (3-2) S Robertson (12)
HRs: TCP – Gonzalez (4); COL – Cabrera 2 (16, 17)
Game #4: Triple Creek finally unloads, banging out 12 hits, 3 homers and scored 9 runs! And Shane Bielber scatters 8 hits in 6 innings, giving up 1 run (in the 1st) and that was it for Columbus. Lourdes Gurriel smacks a grand slam. Albert Almora homes, doubles, singles and drives in 2. Andrew Benintendi homers to drive in 2.
TCP 9-12-1 WP Bieber (7-3)
COL 1-11-1 LP Wade LeBlanc (6-8)
HRs: TCP – Almora (4), Gurriel (6), Benintendi (10)
Game #5: OK, we have a wild one here that goes 10 innings. Stephen Piscotty takes Julio Teheran deep for 2 in the 3rd. Columbus answers with 3 in their half, then add 2 more in the 4th. But the Patriots open up the scoring gap by plating 5 in the 5th – key blow a 3 run homer by Jonathan Villar. Up 7-5, they see that lead drop to 7-6 in the bottom half. Then Columbus ties it with another run in the 6th. Scores stays knotted at 7-7 until the bottom of the 10th, 2 outs and Charlie Blackmon hits a walk-off homer off McGee to end the game and give Columbus the 8-7 win.
TCP 7- 9-0 LP Jake McGee (0-1) 10 Innings
COL 8-16-0 WP David Robertson (3-1)
HRs: TCP Piscotty (14), Villar (10); COL – Blackmon (16)
Game #6: In the series finale – Jacob Nix takes a no-hitter into the 6th. Then the Explorers tag him for 6 hits and 5 runs including a 2 run Asdrubal Cabrera homer and Ryan Zimmerman 2 run triple. And that was ALL the Columbus offense – no other hits or runs. Triple Creek scored 1st with a solo Lourdes Gurriel homer in the top of the 5th. They add another run in the 6th on an Albert Almora SF – but that was the end of their offense. This was the only game in the series where Columbus had single digit hits.
TCP 2-4-0 LP Nix (3-5)
COL 5-6-1 WP J.A. Happ (14-2) S Drew Steckenrider (1)
HRs: Gurriel (7); COL – Cabrera (18)
Series Summary: Columbus takes 5 of 6 and now takes to the road for a week heading out to Long Beach to face another NL West 2nd place team. Triple Creek keeps their suitcases in tow and goes to Corktown (do they stuff their bats in Corktown??).

Jersey  Nor’easters @ Sacramento  Capitals

Series Summary: Sacramento takes 4 of 6 from Jersey.

Fremont  Cannons @ Detroit  Crime

Series Summary: Detroit wins series over Fremont 5 games to 1.

Virginia  Sluggers @ Motor City  Muscle

Series Preview: Virginia @ Motor City for 6 games
Game #1: VIR 11 – MCM 8

WP: Plutko
LP: de Grom
SV: Vazquez

HR: STO–S. Perez, A. Garcia, Y. Alonso; VIR–J. Castro

Despite three HRs, MCM can’t overcome a six-run VIR first inning. Mike Trout injured for 14 games for MCM; VIR loses George Springer for 7 days.

Game #2: VIR 6 – MCM 3

WP: L. Castillo
LP: Verlander
SV: Vazquez

HR: MCM–S. Perez, Candelario; VIR–C. Santana, Segura

VIR jumps out to another early lead. The win was costly, as VIR loses Jackie Bradley, Jr. for three days.

Game #3: VIR 10 – MCM 6

WP: E. Hernandez
LP: Hendricks

HR” STO–G. Garcia; VIR–Rizzo (2), Segura

Anthony Rizzo’s two HRs and an eight-run 4th inning power the Sluggers to another victory. Lewis Brinson injured for 1 game.

Game #4: MCM 8 – VIR 4

WP: Davies
LP: Perdomo

HR: STO–Kinsler; VIR–B. Anderson

MCM uses a five-run first inning to finally take a win in the series

Game #5: VIR 3 – MCM 2

WP: Gearrin
LP: Vizcaino
SV: Vazquez

HR: VIR–Brinson

A rare low-scoring pitchers’ duel was ruined by Lewis Brinson’s 8th inning HR, which broke the tie and ended up being the game-winner for VIR. Anthony Rizzo injured for 1 game

Game #6: VIR 3 – MCM 1

WP: Plutko
LP: Leake
SV: Vazquez

HR: MCM–Y. Alonso

MCM took a 1-0 lead into the 8th, but couldn’t hold it. They also lost Christian Villanueva for 10 games.

Series Summary: VIR takes 5 of 6
Adam Plutko somehow got 2 wins for VIR
Felipe Vazquez saved 4 of the Sluggers’ five wins
Jean Segura and Anthony Rizzo had two HRs each for VIR; Sal Perez, and Yonder Alonso each hit a pair for MCM. Both teams had 8 HRs for the series
Five of the six games featured an injury of some kind. MCM lost Mike Trout for 14 games, Christian Villanueva for 10 games; VIR lost George Springer for 7 games, Jackie Bradley for 3 games, and Lewis Brinson for 1 game. Apparently the game decided the teams were too healthy.

Yonge Street  Stalkers @ Mesa  Solar Sox

Series Preview: Two second place teams go at it in the desert..
Series Summary: As expected, a series split.

Bethesda  Bandicoots @ Valdosta  Snappers

Series Summary: The Snappers continue to reek as they drop 5 of 6 to the Bandicoots. Hard to believe that Valdosta won 90+ games last year but they have been killed by injuries this season.

Manhattan  Project @ Southbend  Lynx

Series Preview: AL East Third place Manhattan visits AL West leader Southbend
for a 6 game series.
Game #1: SBL jumps on MAN Anderson quickly in the B1 when Forsythe reaches on a Duffy error, Lowrie 2bs, Muncy rbi-1b, Escobar FC-rbi, Trumbo hits a 2-run HR, and Canha follows with a solo-HR. MAN pitchers would settle in after that and hold the SBL scoreless through the 9th. MAN starts their comeback in the T3 with an Hernandez bb, Ortega 1b, and Haniger rbi-1b. MAN gets 2 mnore in the T5 when Haniger 1bs, Cruz 2bs, and White rips a 2-rbi 3b. MAN ties it in the T6 when Ortega 1bs, Duffy bbs, and Haniger hits a 2-rbi 2b. The game goes into extra innings where SBKL Trumbo wins with with a solo-HR off Alexander in the B10. Brach gets the win.
SBL 6, MAN 5
Game #2: Reversal of Game 1 as MAN jumps all over SBL early with a big T2. Wong bbs, Groassman 1bs, Ortega 2-rbi 2b, Duffy rbi-1b, Realmuto 1bs, and White caps it with a 3-run HR. SBL get one back in the B2 on a Martin rbi-1b. MAN gets it back in the T3 on an Ortega rbi-1b. In the SBL B4 Jackson 2bs and Cozart then 2bds him home. SBL inches a little closer in the B6 when Jackson 1bs, Cozart is HBP, Martin 1bs, an Altuve rbi-1b, and Lowrie rbi-1b. But the MAN bullpen comes on to close the game out. Suarez gets the win, Oberg his 4th save.
MAN 7, SBL 4
Game #3: SBL scores 1st in the B2 when Trumbo 2bs, moves to 3rd on a WP, and then scores on Cave’s groundout. In the MAN T3 with 2 outs Wong 2bs and Cruz hits a 2-run HR for a 2-1 MAN lead. In the SBL B5 Forsythe bbs, Martin 1bs, and then Muncy rips a 2 out 2-rbi 3b. SBL add one more in the B& when Martin 1bs and scores on Altuve’s rbi-2b. SBL Holland goes 6.1 giving up 2 runs on 5 hits while fanning 7. SBL pen closes out the game. Holland gets the win and Osuna picks up his 26th save.
SBL 4, MAN 2
Game #4: SBL Foltynewicz is the story in this game as he tosses the CG SHutout giving up only a 3rd inning single to Duffy. Folty Ks 8 abd only walks 1 for the win, moving him to 14-4 on the season. SBL got their 1st run in the B1 on a bases loaded Escobar GIDP. SBL get a Maxwell rbi-groundout and an Altuve rbi-1b in the B2 and Joyce adds a 2-rbi 1b in the B8 to close the scoring.
SBL 5, MAN 0
Game #5: SBL draw first blood in the B1 when Altuve bbs, Lowrie bbs, Muncy 2-rbi 3b, Canha bb, and a M.Williams rbi-1b. MAN gets on the board in the T4, Realmuto 2bs, Wong rbi-1b and just beats the cutoff attempt by Muncy, Haniger rbi-1b 1 out later. In the SBL B5 Escobar hits a solo-HR for a 4-2 SBL lead. SBL add another in the B6 on a Muncy rbi-1b. In the MAN T7 Haniger 1bs, Ramirez 2bs, and Duffy riops a 2-rbi 2b to cut the lead the SBL lead to 1. SBL get both runs back in the B8 on Lowrie and Muncy rbi-1bs. MAN would get a Ramirez solo-HR in the T9 before Osuna comes on to close out the game. 2018 AL ROY A.Banda gets the win, Osuna gets his 27th save.
SBL 7, MAN 5
Game #6: SBL open the scoring in the B2 with a Joyce 3-run HR. MAN gets one back in the T3 when
Peterson 2bs and Duffy 2 out rbi-1b. SBL add another in the B3 on a Lowrie solo-HR. In the SBL B5 Lowrie 1bs with 2 out and Muncy hits a 2-run HR. SBL Altuve hits a solo-HR in the B7 for the Lynx 4th HR of the game. MAN Realmuto hits a 2-run HR off Brach in the T9 for some token MAN runs. Blach gets the win for SBL.
SBL 7, MAN 3
Series Summary: Southbend takes the series 5-1. A couple of close games but the SBL bats were a little
too tough for the Manhatten pitching.

Corktown  Cycle @ Tempe  Tempers

Series Preview: Corkstown Cycle comes to Tempe looking for a better outcome from when they hosted Tempe.
Game #1: Bogaerts homers and drives in four. Mikolas goes eight innings for his 12th win.
Tempe 8-2
Game #2: A Votto sac fly put Tempe up in the 8th and Yates closed it out.
Tempe 5-4
Game #3: Tempe jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and then brought in the backups. A Hosmer bases clearing triple in the 9th made things a little interesting.
Tempe 10-8
Game #4: Kluber went 3 for 4 and knocked in three runs. He also pitched eight solid innings for his 12th win.
Tempe 11-3
Game #5: A back and forth effort capped by some timely hitting and a costly error in the 9th . A Hosmer 3 run HR in the fourth turned the game around. The Cycle pen only gave up one hit over the final 3.2 innings.
Corktown 8-7
Game #6: Albies homered and drove in four runs. Chacin left with an early injury before he could get the decision.
Series Summary: Corktown avoided the season sweep winning one game in Tempe. Potential trade candidate Hosmer put on a nice show for the scouts in attendance.

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