G-1 The Birds pounded the Dogs ace, Clayton Kershaw, for 11 runs (10 earned) in 6 innings enroute to a 11-5 win. B. McCann hit a grand slam & drove in 5, & N. Cruz hit a 3-run homer & drove in 5. Dogs got a solo from H. Ramirez &a 2-run homer from Arcia.
G-2 Birds scored 7 runs in the first 3 innings & Tanaka scattered 6 hits giving up 0 earned runs in the Birds 7-1 win. N. Markakis was 4-4 with a solo & 3 RBIs. Strasburg gave up 7 runs on 14 hits in 7 innings.
G-3 T. Ross threw a 2-hit shutout & Birds got RBIs from 5 different players. N. Markakis had 2 hits to start G-3, giving him 6 consecutive hits.
G-4 Birds got a 2-run single from McCann in the first. Dogs tied on a 2-run 6th inning single by LaRoche. J. Schafer got a one-out single in the 8th, stole 2nd, then scored the winning run on a 2-out pinch hit single by Melky Cabrera for a 3-2 Birds win.