The Browns took on the Stars today in Lewisberry.
Game 1 Miranda v Quintana: The Browns used singles from Abreu, Rodriguez, Maybin and Tomlinson (in his OOTL debut) to take a 2-0 lead in the 2nd. That looked like a good lead as Miranda was cruising, also in his league debut. But then the Stars broke out the long balls. Broxton led off the 5th with one and Inciarte added a 2-run shot to put the Stars ahead after 5. Villar touched ’em all to lead off the 6th to push the lead to 4-2. In the bottom of the 7th Tomlinson rapped a 2-out single and promptly swiped 2nd. Chapman relived Quintana but Dexter Fowler came through with an RBI single to make it 4-3. The Sharts didn’t touch Chapman the rest of the way as he earned a 7 out save. Stars 4/6/0 Browns 3/8/2
Game 2 Tillman v DeGrom: The Stars struck first in the 2nd as Carpenter doubled and scored on a Diaz single. The Sharts knotted it up at one in the bottom half when Kyle Seager singled, went to third on a Pence error and scored on an Abreu ground-out. The Stars hit the front again in the 3rd when Jankowski led off with a single, moved up on a FC and was plated on a Pedroia single. The score was still 2-1 when Corey Seager reached on an E5 to leadoff the 7th. With one out Dozier singled to chase DeGrom. Rzepczynski came in and struck out pinch hitter Brandon Guyer but a highly unlikely triple from Jose Abreu put the Sharts up 3-2 on 3 unearned runs. The Browns pen held up to cement the win. Browns 3/4/0 Stars 2/5/2
Game 3 Cueto v. Lackey: The Sharts got a run in the first on an RBI double from C. Seager but Cueto gave it right back in the bottom on back-to-back 2-out doubles from Pence and Ramos. In the 2nd the Stars used a Carpenter walk and a Diaz triple followed by a Nunez sac fly to make it 3-1. Salvy Perez homered to lead off the 3rd but Villar got that run right back with a lead off job of his own in the 4th. Although the Stars loaded the bases later that inning Villar’s was the only run that scored. The Browns touched up Rzepczynski again in the 5th as C. Seager led off with a single and Abreu followed up with an RBI double. Lorenzen and Chapman locked the Browns to mark the third straight one run game in the series. Stars 4/8/0 Browns 3/7/1
Game 4 Hill v Wright: Trea Turner led off the game with a double and made it 1-0 Browns on a C. Seager two bagger. Dozier walked but the Sharts couldn’t capitalize as the Stars turned a double play. Turner stayed hot by homering in the third and back-to-back doubles from C. Seager and Abreu pushed the lead to 3-0… all before the Stars had their first base runner against Hill. That first runner was a walk by Pedroia in the 4th and the first hit was a double to Tomas to make it 2nd & 3rd. Villar delivered the first run with a sac fly to make it 3-1. Corey Seager stayed blazing hot with another RBI double in the 5th reaching for the 7th straight time over the last two games. The Stars got another sac fly RBI from Villar in the 6th but Hill and Nate Jones dodged a few bullets to preserve the 4-2 win. Browns 4/9/0 Stars 2/5/0
The Browns improve to 11-5 and will take on the Wahoos next weekend and the Lymebees on Monday 4/3.
The Browns slashed .219/.254/.352 in a noticeable decrease from their first 3 series (.249/.340/511).
Corey Seager went 6-9 with 4 doubles and drove in 3 runs in 3 games played. However, Jose Abreu was the real star of the series for the Browns, driving in 5 with two doubles and a triple.
The Browns pen worked 10 scoreless innings.
After hitting 18 homers in their first 10 games the Sharts have managed just 3 in their last 6.
The Browns are now 6-3 in games started by righties and 5-2 in games started by lefties.