Game 1 – The ABs’ David Ortiz cracks a 1st inning 2-run HR. Stephen Vogt answers by crossing the plate following his 2nd inning triple. In the top of the 6th with 2 outs and nobody on, Jason Heyward and Yasiel Puig single and then Anthony Rizzo doubles home both to complete the scoring. The Speakers pen holds on to a 3-2 win although they tying run was in scoring position 3 times in the final 4 innings.
W – Alex Wood (1-0); L – Max Scherzer; S – Jeremy Jeffress (3)
Game 2 – Felix Hernandez holds the ABs to 4 hits, but Ortiz and Mike Trout leave the park as The King falls yet again with no run support, 2-1. The Speakers amass 1 unearned run on only 3 hits, their only baserunner after the 1st inning, a lonesome 2-out double in the 7th.
W – Cole Hamels; L – Hernandez (6-6); S – Wade Davis
Game 3 – The Speakers slash 10 hits, yet Bud Norris and company yield 18, including a pair of runs in the 8th and 9th. The ABs come from behind to win 8-7, thanks in part to Jason Heyward’s defensive roll of 64 in the 9th. That set up Trout’s game-winning RBI double.
W – Dan Otero; L – Jeurys Familia (2-1)