Game 1 – The Speakers make the most of 7 hits by bunching them into just 2 innings. In the 3rd, Chris Johnson’s error extends the inning as Buster “Hearts Buster” Posey strokes a 2-run single followed by Yasiel Puig’s (2) 2-run shot. The Tsunamis cut the lead in half in the 5th thanks to Danny Santana’s bases loaded error with 2 outs. After the stretch, Rizzo’s sac fly and Anthony Rendon’s 2-run double extend the lead to 7-1, the final margin.
W – Jeremy Jeffress (2-2); L – Johnny Cueto
Game 2 – The magic quickly dissipates as the Speakers manage 4 singles against Wei Yin Chen. The Tsunamis break the scoreless tie in the 9th when Corey Dickerson singles, Danny Espinosa pinch-runs to steal 2nd and 3rd, and then Drew Stubbs comes through with a sacrifice fly to RF. Tsunamis win 1-0, establishing the 9th time the Speakers have been shut out this season.
W – Chen; L – Felix Hernandez (7-8)!
Game 3 – Drew Pomeranz and friends hold the Speakers to only 3 hits, 2 of which leave the park. Solos by Scott Van Slyke (5) and Danny Santana (2) help the Speakers match Kyle Seager’s solo to the lead off the game and Kennys Vargas’ RBI double, 2-2. In the bottom of the 7th, the Speakers string together a Miguel Cabrera error, a walk and a fielder’s choice RBI to grab their first lead. In the 8th, the Tsunamis send 7 to the plate before the first out is recorded. Steve Pearce’s 3-run HR concludes the string of 6 hits and a HBP. Tsunamis win 9-3.
W – Jake McGee; L – Jeremy Affeldt (0-2)
The Speakers collect 14 hits in the series, half in Game 1. The Tsunamis club 24.