G-1 Birds got a 3-run homer from McCann to take a 4-1 lead. Bees battled back with RBIs from Lind, Beltre & Upton for 4-4 tie. Birds got an 8th inning 2-run homer from Cruz to break the tie. Bees then jumped on Betances for 3 doubles & a single for 3 runs & a 7-6 win. Bees got 2-out RBIs from Braun, Upton & Avila.
G-2 Bees open up a 3-0 lead on RBIs from Reddick, a bases loaded DP, & a bases load walk to Yelich. Birds tie on RBIs from Aybar, Altuve & Davis for 3-3 tie in the 6th. Bees got a leadoff walk to Hosmer in the 13th & a hit-and-run double by S. Castro for 4-3 Bees win.
G-3 Birds build a 4-0 lead on RBIs by Aybar, Altuve (2) & Lagares. Bees score 4 unearned runs capped by a 3-run double by Upton. Bees got the winning run on a 2-out single by Tulo in the 7th. Bees, 5-4.
G-4 Birds break a 2-2 tie in the 5th on C. Davis’ solo. Bees score 2 in the 6th on another bases loaded walk (to Adams) & a fielder’s choice RBI from Castro for 4-3 win. Bees got solos from Adams & Upton.
Birds entered this series 8-3 in 1-run games. Bees pounded out 17 xb hits, including 15 doubles; Birds, 10 xb hits.
Bees drew 19 walks, Birds 11. Birds lost 18 hits, Bees 9.