Game 1: Lackey VS McCullers
Stars waste no time. First inning Villar singles followed by Pedroia hit-n-run single making it first and third. Carpenter RBI fielder’s choice. Pence flies out moving Pedroia to third. NUNEZ Stars draft of the year…promptly walks….promptly caught stealing by Contreras to end the top of the first.
Stars up 1-0.
Bottom of first with one out Cabrera homers to tie the game.
Bottom of second Belltre doubles followed by Hosmer ripping a triple. End of two Lymebees 2-1 over Stars.
The bottom of the third Stars management pulls Lackey who pouts all the way to the dugout. Recently acquired Flynn pitches one inning of quiet baseball. Chapman relieved him and finished off the fourth inning. Lymebees hold the lead 2-1. Also newly acquired Thornburg, from the Jugs, to surrender the lead in the bottom of the fifth. see below.
Fifth inning had lots of action. Pedroia walks with two out…Matty Carpenter rips a homer over the right field wall. Stars now lead 3-2….Bottom of the inning with one out Pederson walks followed by Cano who homered to deep center as the Bees take back the lead 4-3.
in the sixth the Lymbees make a pitching change and Devenski who goes three and two-thirds innings. Reed below for his results.
Top of seventh, with two out the Stars NO. 1 DRAFT PICK EVER..Dustin Pedroia comes through with a homer off the “pesky” pole in left field. Matty Carp celebrates with a double. HFP celebrates with a double bringing Carpenter around. NUNEZ celebrates with a double scoring HFP. Wilson comes in for the Stars in relief and shutdown the Bees in the seventh and eighth. Stars regain lead 6-4.
ninth inning Seagrist finishes off the Stars, facing just two batters. The Stars bring in Lorenzen, who take the Bees down 1, 2, 3…BUT needed a double play to do it.
Stars take Game ONE with a score of 6-4. WP – Thornburg LP – Devenski.
Game 2: Finnegan VS Baumgardner
Stars score quickly in the first with a lead off single by Dyson blowing by Baumgardner’s long lucious locks. However, no more scoring until the fifth. There was a pitching change made by the Stars during the fourth. Fifth inning the Stars get a one out homer by Broxton followed by a double by Kemp followed by a single by Francisco Cervelli. Plating Kemp. Stars lead 3-0. Bottom of fifth Beltre leads off with a HR for the Bees but that ends their scoring until the seventh.
Bottom of seventh Lymebees tie the game as Beltre hits another HR, only this time Hosmer happened to be on first. Score tied at 3. Many pitching changes later at the top of the TENTH Stars start scoring as Dyson hits a one out single followed by newly acquired Hardy who rips a double down the first baseline. One out later Yasmany Tomas slams a homer only to have it turned back by Gregerson. Stars close down the Bees in the tenth and Stars win 5-3. Fun Fact: Stars used 7 pitchers and Bees used 5. WP – Givens S – Lorenzen. LP – Gregerson.
Game 3: Keuchel VS Fulmer
Top of first with two out Matty Carpenter and HFP each hit solo homers. Bottom of first Cabrera and Beltre each walk and come around to score on singles by Cano and Franco, knotting the score at two each.
Top of the third Cervelli triples followed by a Villar gives Stars a two-run lead at 4-2. That’s all for the scoring until the seventh inning when Braun leads off with a one-out single. Cabrera homers, however, it is turned back into a double. Catcher Leon singles and brings the tying run to the plate. Stars get the go-ahead homer in the eighth by Nunez BUT it’s turned back into a double and the runner never scores. Six innings later and many many pitchers in the bottom of the 14th Cano leads off with a HR to prevent the sweep by the Stars who won the game 5-4. WP – Devenski. LP – Cahill.