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2020 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #19

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NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
DOZIER,Hunter DAL  AL .500 1.125 5 16 8 1 0 3 3 11 5 4 1 1 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
PLESAC,Zach DAL  AL 2 2 0 0 1.38 13 2 2 6 8 3 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
CONFORTO,Michael POR  NL .429 1.048 6 21 9 1 0 4 5 10 3 4 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
LYLES,Jordan COL  NL 2 2 0 0 1.80 10 3 2 10 13 3 0 1 0 1 2

Valdosta Snappers @ Pittsburgh Lumber Company

Series Summary: Last place Valdosta comes to town so we try to give some innings to our bottom guys. And that part works brilliantly. But our 3 regular starters all lose their games to split the series 3-3.

Long Beach Dirt Bags @ Bethesda Bandicoots

Series Preview: The Long Beach Dirt Bags take some time out from their busy trading schedule to travel to Bethesda where they faced the Bandicoots who for the first time in recent memory are close to playing .500 baseball. Both teams will likely only make it to the playoffs if they’re invited to sing the national anthem.
Game #1: Logan Webb’s first start of the season didn’t go as planned and the Dirt Bags wound up getting all uppity and tried to kill a few Bandicoots’ hitters as the fell 10-2 to the home team.
Poor ol’ Jonathan Schoop was the favorite target getting beaned twice and generally jitterbugging his way around the batter’s box as he dodged pitches at his melon. Schoop was nailed once by Webb and then again late in the game by Treinen which proved to be the last straw for the umpire as Treinen was pretty fresh off beaning Trevor Story earlier in the same inning.
Treinen was a busy boy in his 1/3 of an inning as in addition to the two batters hit in the 6th inning he also gave up a walk and allowed three hits which translated into 3 Bethesda runs.
Merrill Kelly (9-11) was strong for seven innings. He gave up a couple of runs on five hits with two walks and seven Ks.
Webb (0-1) allowed four runs – three earned – on six hits over five innings. He fanned six but was a tad wild walking five including a bases-loaded walk to Matt Adams. Yairo Munoz provided a bright spot for the Bags with his 3rd homer of the season and Nick Solak had two hits.
For Bethesda, Trevor Story was 3/4 with two runs scored, Matt Adams was 1/2 with three walks and three RBIs and Jeff McNeil hit the lone Bethesda homer -#13 for him.
Game #2: Long Beach starter Jaime Barria looked great until the 5th inning when the Bandicoots jumped all over him for four runs and then hung on to win 5-3.
Trevor Story (26) and Stephen Vogt (13) went deep for Bethesda and accounted for all the runs driven in with Story getting three and Vogt two. Jeff McNeil had two hits for Bethesda as well.
Jay Bruce doubled and homered (his 18th) and scored two runs for Long Beach. Barria (0-1) went into the 5th inning having allowed just one run – Story’s solo shot in the 3rd inning – and two hits. He emerged having allowed five runs on six hits in 4-1/3 innings but did K five while walking just one.
Travis Lakins (1-1) won his first game of the season and all it took was for him not to pitch like crap for a change. Go figure … a recipe for success. Steve Cishek tossed a scoreless 9th for his 9th save of the season.
Game #3: Derek Dietrich popped a two-run shot off Bethesda starter Trent Thornton in the 7th inning to provide the Dirt Bags with the lift they needed in a come-from-behind 4-3 win.
Thornton (10-6) was otherwise dominant for Bethesda with the only other two runs the Dirt Bags could score being unearned as a result of a couple of fielding gaffes by Jeff McNeil and Matt Adams in the 4th inning. Thornton went seven and gave up six hits, no walks and fanned nine.
Dietrich’s homer was his 18th … no really … of the season. Luis Guillorme added a couple of hits for the winners including his first double of the season.
Raisel Iglesias got the win for Long beach – UGH!!! after getting only the last out of the 6th inning. MLB needs to do something about reliever win rules. Yikes. Iggy took over for Lance Lynn who gave up three runs on six hits in 5.2 innings.
Jeff McNeil had two doubles in a losing effort for Bethesda.
Game #4: Austin Voth lowered his already minuscule ERA to 0.88 after throwing 8-1/3 shutout innings in a 5-0 Bethesda win.
Voth (5-1) gave up just four hits and two walks while fanning four. Brad Miller and Stephen Vogt each drove in a pair of runs – Vogt with a double and Miller with his 10th homer of the season.
Game #5: The Bethesda Bandicoots trio of Matt Adams, Robinson Chirinos, and Mike Moustakas went back-to-back-to-back off Long Beach starter Jesse Chavez in the 2nd inning as part of an easy 8-2 win.
Adams (12), Chirinos (11), and Moustakas (19) led the 13-hit Bethesda attack that also included 3 hits by Juan Soto who was approaching 30 straight games of getting a hit.
Nick Solak was dominant at the plate for Long Beach with three hits and two RBIs including his third homer of the season.
Jake Odorizzi (11-9) was not sharp in his five innings (two runs on four hits including the leadoff homer by Solak) but was solid enough to win.
Game #6: The Bethesda Bandicoots scored three cheap runs early in the game – including a bases-loaded walk by Trevor Story – to steal one from the Dirt Bags 3-1.
Long Beach starter Logan Webb (0-2) continued to have control issues walking five in just five innings including the walk to Story in the 2nd. Given that he also gave up six hits he was lucky to escape without further damage.
The Bandicoots were content to small ball their way to the win by scoring one run on a Jonathan Schoop double play ground out and another on an infield single by Mike Moustakas.
Edwin Encarnacion smacked a gargantuan solo homer off Bethesda starter Merrill Kelly in the 4th inning for his team’s only offense. It was his 29th home run of the year.
Kelly (10-11) allowed just the single run on four hits over seven innings walking three and striking out five. Juan Soto had yet another hit and two walks to extend the hit streak to 26 games and the on-base streak to 28.
Series Summary: Bethesda and Long Beach part ways with the Bandicoots taking five of six and are for the first time this season above .500 but still light years away from catching the division-leading Lumber Butts and 4th in line behind Tempe, Triple Creek and Selkirk (all much better teams than we are) for the wildcard.

Hollywood Werewolves @ Virginia Sluggers

Series Preview: Trying to stay afloat in the AL Central, Virginia faces off against a hot Hollywood team that is battling with Southbend for the Division title.
Game #1: VIR 2-1
Adam Plutko gave his best impression of a high-grade pitcher as he held HOL to 3 hits and 1 run over 8 innings while striking out 9 batters. Of course, HOL’s Deigo Castillo did his best to match Plutko as he went 7 innings allowing 3 hits and striking out 10. The only problem was, one of the 3 hits Castillo allowed was a 2-run homer by Segura. And that was the difference in the game.
Game #2: HOL 4-3

Another well-pitched, close game. John Lester, being John Lester, stymied VIR for 8 innings allowing just 3 hits to run his record to 13-4. Matt Olsen, Freddy Galvis, and Alex Gordon hit solo homers in support of Lester. VIR only made it look close due to a HOL error that brought in 2 of the 3 runs they were credited with in the 8th.

Game #3: HOL 4-1

Can I say another well-pitched game from HOL.? This time it was Charlie Morton who went 8 innings and allowed but 3 hits. And VIR couldn’t even get a run off those 3 hits,…they got their run on a SF! HOL starters in the first 3 games have averaged allowing 3 hits a game against the hapless Sluggers…what a misnomer. Gordon, Marte, and Goldschmidt chipped in with RBI’s for HOL, and Farmer added a solo homer to account for HOL’s 4 runs.

Game #4: HOL 8-5

A little break in the action as HOL pounded out 16 hits to chase across 8 runs,…and they did not hit ANY homers!?!? Didn’t need to. David Price had things in control. He scattered 7 hits over 7 innings and struck out 9 to improve to 8-1. Six different players had RBI’s for HOL and the other 2 runs came on errors (3) by VIR. Marte and Galvis both punched out 4 hits for HOL.

Game #5: VIR 1-0

Here we go again. This time it is Clayton Kershaw and Luis Castillo. Both went the distance. Kershaw gave up 3 hits. Castillo gave up 4. Kershaw struck out 4, Castillo 10. The only extra-base hit in the game was a Paul Goldschmidt double for HOL. Unfortunately for Kershaw, Bryan Reynolds singled in the 7th, went to 2nd on a WP, to 3rd on a ground out, and scored on a ground out. That was it. And VIR got lucky.

Game #6: HOL 7-1

Once again, HOL’s bats came alive and their pitching continued to be,…well,…REAL GOOD! Diego Castillo went 8 innings giving up 6 hits and 1 run while striking out 8. You can’t score if you can’t put a few hits together and VIR wasn’t able to do that against HOL pitchers. Marte and Wilkerson dropped long balls on VIR to account for 4 of HOLs 7 runs and Freddy Galvis singled in 2 more.

Series Summary: SUMMARY??? Hollywood was good,…REAL GOOD,…and Virginia was bad,…Real BAD!
HOL takes it 4-2. VIR averaged 2 runs per game along with 5 hits per game compared to HOL’s 4 and 9. HOL also outhomered VIR 7-3. Watch out Southbend.

Rosemere Renegades @ Columbus Explorers

Series Preview: Last place Rosemere travels to 1st place Columbus for a 6-pack and the Explorers hope to get some rest and relaxation before spending most of the rest of the season on the road. But you know how those plans can turn to rubble…
Game #1: Fernando Tatis (14) and Jordan Luplow (10) go back to back for solo shots in the 1st off Jordan Lyles and 2-0 lead. So, Columbus hits 3 homers in their half of the inning – Matt Carpenter (17) for 2 runs, Charlie Blackmon (29) and Asdrubal Cabrera (14) each for 1 run. Quite the mashing to start the game. Lyles then gives an unearned run in the 5th – leaves after 5 and Matt Magill and Liam Hendriks shut out the Renegades the rest of the way. Good thing since Columbus didn’t score after the 1st!
RRG 3-8-0 LP Nate Eovaldi (1-4)
COL 4-9-1 WP Lyles (12-4) S Hendriks (23)
Game #2: A pattern seemed to be developing as Columbus plates 3 early (in the 2nd) and then sort of went to sleep. Julio Teheran, who has been anything but stellar lately, was sort of solid until the 5th when all his control issues caught up with him. He’d given up a solo homer to Chad Pinder (5) in the 4th, but in the 5th he ends up giving up 4 more runs including a 2 run homer (9) but Scott Kingery. Teheran left with 5 hits and 6 walks and a HB in his 6 innings (and 5 runs). So, down 5-3, Columbus manages a run in the 8th on a D.J. LaMahieu homer (12). But Greg Allen smashes a solo homer (6) of Jose LeClerc in the 9th for some insurance. Good thing because while Tony Gonsolin was called in to shut the door in the 9th, he almost didn’t. Paul DeJong comes up with Tyler Flowers on 2nd and smacks one off the top of the wall – 3 more inches and the game would have been tied. But only 1 run scored, Gonsolin got the final out and saved the game.
RRG 6-7-0 WP Jerad Eickoff (7-10), S Gonsolin (15)
COL 5-8-1 LP Teheran (9-6)
Game #3: Columbus ace – well it sorta seems like he is – Dario Agrazal took to the mound for game 3 and tossed a 6 hit shutout for 7 innings. He left and Liam Hendriks and Yusmeiro Petit kept the blanks going with 2 perfect innings. Columbus scored 3 times, 1 in the 2nd and 2 more in the 3rd- those two on a Giovanny Urshela homer (9) – looks like he’s starting to warm up at the plate.
RRG 0-6-0 LP Yusei Kikuchi (4-15)
COL 3-7-0 WP Agrazal (10-2)
Game #4: In the 4th straight game the Explorers outhit the Renegades by 1 (and the 2nd were the hit totals are RRG 6, COL 7), the Explorers finally score more at the end of the game instead of early and pull this game out 4-1. Eric Lauer was going strong through 5, but in the 6th he gives up a 2 run homer to Giovanny Urshela (1). That broke the 1-1 tie – Ian Desmond homered in the 3rd (12) and Chad Pinder doubled in 1 in the 4th. Columbus tacked on another in the 7th on D.J. LaMahieu’s 3rd hit of the game.
RRG 1-6-0 LP Lauer (0-13)
COL 4-7-1 WP Tim Melville (5-2) S Liam Hendriks (24)
Game #5: This had to be the wildest and most exciting (and zany) game of the series. 11 innings! 30 hits, 10 runs, 5 homers, 9 doubles, and 1 triple. Oh, and there 3 blown saves, 1 in the 8th, 1 in the 9th, and 1 in the 11th (spoiler alert).
J.A. Happ looked good until he didn’t give up 3 runs in the 3rd and 6th – the 6th inning runs just turned the manager’s stomach! Strangely, he did give up the 1 Rosemere homer – to Chad Pinder (6) – but it was only for 1 run.
So we have Rosemere scoring 3 in the 3rd and 6th and Columbus 2 in the 4th. Then Columbus goes bonkers and scores a bunch in the 8th – when the dust settled both teams signaled it was a 6 runs and Columbus was up 8-6! Garrett Richards just tired and gave up 2 of the runs (actually both runners were inherited by Richard Lovelady – and well, among other things he served up 2 homers in his 1/3 of an inning (3 hits and a walk) and 4 runs! Charlie Blackmon hit a couple (30, 31) and Giovanny Urshela hit 2 homers (11, 12) during the game.
Anyway, the Explorers are up 8-6 heading to the 9th so Yusmeiro Petit comes in – he’s been pretty good in these spots – but not today! David Dahl leads off the 9th with a single. David Fletcher follows with a double, Dahl ends up at 3rd. Fernando Tatis hits a double, both runners score and the game is tied. More stomach-turning for the home manager. Gerardo Parra then walks followed by a sacrifice by Scott Kingery moving the runners to 2nd and 3rd – 1 out. Then Rhys Hoskins fans for the 2nd out. Then Raimel Tapia comes to PH and he flies out to end the inning. But they tied the score!!!
Tony Gonsolin pitches the 10th (gives up 2 walks, but nothing else). Petit stays in for the 10th and manages to avoid giving up any more runs.
So on to the 11th, Matt Magill in. Tatis draws a 1 out walk and steals 2nd. Parra follows with smash deep to left-center for a rbi double and a 9-8 lead. And that’s where it stood going to the bottom half. Miller decides to replace Gonsolin and give Phil Maton the chance to save the game! Columbus didn’t object. Blackmon opens with a single and is forced at 2nd on an Asdrubal Cabrera grounder. Up steps Urshela and here he cracks his 2nd homer of the game for a walk-off 2 run shot!
RRG 9-15-0 LP Maton (0-1) BS (1); Lovelady BS (2) 11 innings
COL 10-15-0 WP Magill (3-1); Petit BS (2)
Game #6: Nate Eovaldi and Jordan Lyles square off again for game 6 – and Lyles again only goes 5 innings, but there were pretty good. 3 hits, 5 ks, NO runs. Eovaldi goes 5.1and he ends up giving up 5 hits, fans 8, walks 2 and gives up a 3 run homer (13) to D.J. LeMahieu in the 1st. And, like game 1, that was all the Columbus scoring, but it was enough and Kyle Ryan, J.B. Wendelken (new to Columbus), and Tony Watson (2 innings) hold Rosemere scores for the 3-0 team shutout!
RRG 0-6-0 LP Eovaldi (1-5)
COL 3-6-0 WP Lyles (13-4) S Watson (1)
Series Summary: Post-Series notes/comments: Columbus starts a 12 games road trip at Valdosta, Mike Fiers will get his 1st start for the Explorers. Rosemere goes home to host Long Beach (who is playing with lots of new guys).
ROSEMERE INJURY: Scott Kingery started the final game TIRED and will miss the next game. And it’s a good thing the Renegades are home this coming week as they have a lot of “available” guys who will need to close management.

Mesa Solar Sox @ Dallas Cougars

Series Summary: Cougars sweep the Solar Sox.

Corktown Cycle @ Sacramento Capitals

Series Summary: California takes 4 of 6 from Corktown.

Harsens Island Walleye @ Portland Lumber Jax

Series Preview: Two of the not-so-best teams face off in Portland… The Harsen’s Island Walleye, and the Portland LumberJax.
Game #1: The Walleye jump right out of the water to start the game, with a 3-run first inning. They would lead 5-1 before getting the easy win.
HIW 5 POR 3
Game #2: Eduardo Rodriguez pitches a 1 hit gem for Harsen’s Island as they win again.
HIW 2 POR 0
Game #3: Portland’s Michael Conforto goes 3-4 with a dinger, as Portland gets its first win of the series.
POR 4 HIW 2
Game #4: Not much offense in this one… 11 hit total and no HRs, but the Walleye get the close win.
HIW 2 POR 1
Game #5: Portland bats get hot, or Walleye pitching cold… but Conforto has another nice 3-4 performance in the easy Portland win.
POR 11 HIW 5
Game #6: Another easy one for Portland, and another great game by Conforto, 3-3 2 HR, 1 2B.
Series Summary: It’s official, both teams equally suck this year… 3 games each.

Southbend Lynx @ Detroit Crime

Series Summary: Southbend Lynx takes it on the chin vs. the Detroit Crime losing the first 5 but they did come from behind in game 6 to win 1.

Chicago Mobsters @ Fremont Cannons

Series Preview: Chicago comes in with Detroit breathing down their neck in the Central. The race in the East is all but over, but the Cannons finally make an appearance in the Wild Card standings, but with some work to do.
Game #1: Chicago ties it in the top of the eighth with an Alex Bregman 2-run shot, but Carlos Martinez walks 4 in the bottom of the inning, and Fremont goes on to score 4 runs to win it 9-5. Yulieski Gurriel goes 5-5 with 4 RBI, and Shane Greene gets the win after a blown save. Niko Goodrum homers twice in the loss.
Game #2: Danny Duffy moves to 12-5 on the season as Fremont wins another 9-5 game. In this case, Chicago was blanked for 7 innings and added the runs after the game was essentially over. Javier Baez, Max Kepler, James McCann, and Michael Brosseau homered for Fremont.
Game #3: Fremont gets up to a 5-2 lead, but Chicago whittles away at it, and a Hunter Pence HR in the seventh gets them withing one. The Fremont bullpen would then hold, as the Cannons take it 5-4. Emergency Waiver Claim Pat Valaika chips in a solo home run for Fremont.
Game #4: Daniel Norris and CC Sabathia allow only 5 hits between them, but the Cannons get three runs in the 1st before Sabathia calms down. Hunter Pence chips in a solo homer in the seventh for the only Mobster run, as Fremont, wins again, 3-1. Javier Baez notched his 25th HR of the year.
Game #5: Chad Green and Sandy Alcantara each allow just one run. The teams are tied until the ninth, when two infield hits, a stolen base, and an intentional walk loads the bases for Chicago. Andrelton Simmons surprises Fremont with a sac bunt that brings home what would be the winning run, and Chicago wins 2-1. The Mobsters rack up 4 steals in this one.
Game #6: Neither starter would get the decision in game 6 either. Chicago took a 3-run lead early, but the Cannons countered with HR’s by Austin Hays and Michael Brosseau in the 3rd to tie it up. The teams would stay scoreless until the eighth when Joey Votto used a hit-and-run to perfection to score Alex Bregman. Fremont would get runners to second base in both the eighth and ninth inning but fail to score them, falling 4-2 to the Mobsters.
Series Summary: Fremont wins the series 4-2, a series that felt very similar to the first time they played. Had the Cannons been able to turn the two one-run losses into wins, they would have found themselves only two games behind Chicago in the standings. Michael Brosseau continues to perform well against Chicago, with two more HR meaning that 5 of his 6 HR this season have come against the Mobsters.

Selkirk Steelers @ Triple Creek Patriots

Series Preview: Selkirk (59-55) take on Triple Creek (66-48) who is fighting for a wild card spot.
Game #1: 22 hits and lots of base runners made for a stressful day for both clubs. Each team score single runs 3 times in the first 5 innings and 3-3 would be the score heading into the 9th. Soria blanked the Steelers in the 9th but Dyson could not do the same as he allows 3 hits and the game winner to score.

SS 3 TCP 4

W – Soria (3)
L – Dyson (4)
S – None

Game #2: Fried was solid for 8 innings and the Steeler bats were hot, piling up 9 runs over 7 innings. The big one being a 4-spot in the 7th. Down 9-3 heading into the bottom of the 9th, Hoffman struggled to take the baton from Fried and allows 2 walks and 3 hits, one being a grand slam to Villar, while recording just 1 out. Now 9-7, Dyson is called on again, but he was much better today and was able to collect the save.

SS 9 TCP 7

W – Fried (7)
L – Strahm (10)
S – Dyson (15)

Game #3: The Patriots just couldn’t handle prosperity today as they were given 10 free passes to go with their 10 hits – they strand 14. Bieber has been a hard luck pitcher all year and things would not change as he goes 7.2, allowing just 3 runs, but leave with a no decision. With a 1-run lead Workman gets the call in the 9th and quickly allows the tying run. It would take until the 13th for the decision, and it goes the home teams way, as Loaisiga stumbles.

SS 4 TCP 5

W – Wood (5)
L – Loaisiga (2)
S – None

Game #4: Puig, hot all series, continued with a 3-4 game. Keller was stellar for 6.1 allowing just 1 run on 4 hits.

SS 4 TCP 2

W – Keller (10)
L – Newcomb (3)
S – Loaisiga (1)

Game #5: Patriots bats quiet again and the Steelers bang 3 homers. Nuf said.

SS 5 TCP 2

W – Gibson (10)
L – Holland (1)
S – Smeltzer (4)

Game #6: Scoring 3 in the first the Patriots are feeling good with the chances to split the series. (insert needle across record scratching sound) Triple Creek would out hit the Stellers but commit 5 ghastly errors to sabotage any chance of winning the finale. Alonso delivered the big blow, a 3-run shit in the 8th, off Workman.

SS 6 TCP 4

W – Matz (7)
L – Jimenez (4)
S – Quantrill (1)

Series Summary: Selkirk takes the series 4-2.

Coconut Creek Crushers @ Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas

Series Summary: Coconut Creek Crushers take the series over the Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas.

Jersey Nor’easters @ Tempe Tempers

Series Preview: Nor’easters blow onto Tempe for six
Series Summary: Tempe made the most of their baserunners with timely home runs and Jersey left the bats at home for all but one game.

Yonge Street Stalkers @ Manhattan Project

Series Preview: Toronto street gang shows up in Manhattan to play ball.
Game #1: Yonge Street 5-0
Game #2: Yonge Street 7-3
Game #3: Manhattan 17-4
Game #4: Manhattan 6-5
Game #5: Manhattan 7-3
Game #6: Yonge Street 13-2
Series Summary: One lopsided win for each team, but they end up splitting the series.

Tijuana Bottle Rockets @ Motor City Muscle

Series Preview: Tijuana @ Motor City for 6 games
Game #1: MCM 9 – TIJ 0

WP: Verlander (CG)
LP: Lockett

HR: MCM–Castellanos (2), D.Moore, A.Garcia

Justin Verlander struck out 13 in a complete-game one-hitter. Nick Castellanos led the MCM hitting attack with two HRs.

Game #2: TIJ 2 – MCM 1

WP: Roark
LP: de Grom (CG)
SV: J. Garcia

HR: TIJ–G.Sanchez; MCM–Trout

Gary Sanchez supplied all the TIJ runs and the winning difference with two solo shots.

Game #3: TIJ 2 – MCM 1

WP: F. Valdez
LP: Hendricks
SV: J. Garcia

HR: none

Another pitchers’ duel won by TIJ and saved by Jarlin Garcia

Game #4: MCM 12 – TIJ 0

WP: Davies (CG)
LP: Margevicius

HR: MCM–Trout, Kendrick

Zach Davies wasted a lot of run support with a three-hit shutout, striking out 11. Mike Trout was knocked out for five days on yet another HBP.

Game #5: MCM 6 – TIJ 5

WP: Sadzek
LP: J. Garcia

HR: MCM–Arcia (2), Ahmed

Seesaw battle saw the lead change three times in the last two innings, the last time on Nick Ahmed’s walk-off two-run HR. Orlando Aria had two HRs, one early, one late. Nick Castellanos (1 game) and Marco Hernandez (30 games) were hurt in a collision in the field, as the game continues to take AIM at MCM.

Game #6: MCM 6- TIJ 5

WP: Verlander (CG)
LP: C. Martin

HR: TIJ–Senzel, VanMeter, Lamb; MCM–Kendrick, Candelario

MCM jumped out to an early lead and had to hold on as Justin Verlander again went the distance, but this time gave up five earned runs. He also gave up three HRs and struck out nine.

Series Summary: MCM takes the series 4 games to 2.
Justin Verlander had two (of MCM’s four) complete games, with two wins and 22 Ks. He gave up only six hits in his two starts (one hit in Game One).
Jarlin Garcia pitched in three straight games, and four in the series for TIJ, saving two and losing two.
Orlando Arcia, Mike Trout, and Howie Kendrick for MCM, and Gary Sanchez for TIJ had two HRs in the series.

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