G-1 Birds grab 2-0 lead in the 3rd on an unearned run and an Altuve single. The Plague score 3 in the 6th capped by a 2-run Goldschmidt homer. Span drove in an insurance run in the 7th for a 4-2 Plague win. Alvarez scattered 3 hits over 7.1 IP.
G-2 Birds entered the 8th up 3-0, with McCann’s solo, before Hunter drove in a run on a fielder’s choice. The Plague then scored 4 runs in the 9th off closer Street on 5 hits. Goldschmidt breaks a 3-3 tie with a 2-out double in The Plague’s 5-3 win.
G-3 The Plague up 1-0 in the 1st on Goldschmidt’s single. Altuve tied the game with a 3rd inning single. Birds got 4th inning RBIs from Davis, Aybar & Lagares. Birds win 4-1. Tanaka gave up 7 hits in 6.1 innings.
Game 1 – The Plague have a knack for scoring late to overtake the Speakers, and this series continues that trend. Yoenis Cespedes’ 2-out RBI single in the 2nd scores Anthony Rendon for a quick Speakers lead. The Plague match in the 4th on a pair of doubles (Paul Goldschmidt and Lorenzo Cain) around three strikeouts.
Goldschmidt (3-4, 2-D, RBI, R) doubles home Billy Hamilton with the game-winner in the 7th to chase Alex Wood. The Plague tack on a Torii Hunter 2-out RBI single in the 9th, which they need after Cain muffs Howie Kendrick’s single into a 9th inning run in the bottom half for a 3-2 final.
W – Henderson Alvarez (who must be undefeated in his career against the Speakers); L – Wood (4-3, 3.86); S – Aaron Sanchez
Game 2 – The Speakers carry a 3-1 lead to the 8th when The Plague magic jams the bases with 1 out. DJ LeMahieu triples home all 3. A leadoff walk and 2 9s in The Plague 9th set up a Michael Brantley sac fly to win 5-4. Buster Posey (3-4, D, HR #8, 2-RBI, R) performs well in the Speakers’ usual losing effort.
W – Alfredo Simon; L – Felix Hernandez (7-9!, 3.27); S – Sanchez
Game 3 – Kendrick supplies two 2-run doubles with the bases juiced to lead the Speakers to an improbable 5-2 win behind Jordan Zimmermann’s CG 6-hitter. The Plague 7th-9th inning rallies generate 6 base runners, but no runs.
W – Zimmermann (7-4, 2.64); L – Scott Kazmir
The Plague finishes the season series 7-3 against the hapless Speakers.
Game 1; Kazmir vs Gonzalez; Lymebees score 1 run in the 5th on a leadoff double by Castro followed by a single by Ruiz. Cain hits a leadoff HR in the 6th for The Plague. Bees would load the bases in the bottom of the 6th with 2 outs, but do not score> Both teams’ bullpens pitch great until the 16th inning. The Plague get Hamilton to lead off with a single. He gets to third on an error by Cano and scores on a Moustakis sac fly. Plague win 2-1.
Game 2; Sanchez vs Wheeler; Bees score 4 runs in the 1st. The Plague get 2 runs in the 2nd. Bees score 3 runs in the 2nd and chase Sanchez. The Plague get a solo HR by Santana in the 8th. Bees come back and score 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th and win 11-3.
Game 3; Darvish vs Arrieta; The Plague score 1 run in the 2nd. The Plague score 2 runs in the 4th on a HR by Lemahieu. The Plague get 2 unearned runs in the 5th and 1 unearned run in the 6th. Bees would get their only run in the 7th on with a leadoff HR by Lind as The Plague win the game 6-1.
Lymebees record at 49-30.
G-1 The Plague got a 1st inning lead off walk & turned it into a run on a Brantley SF. The Plague added 2 more in the 3rd on RBI hits from Cain & Brantley. Birds got a 2-run homer from N. Cruz in the 4th & a 3-run homer from Cruz in the 5th (#7) to build a 6-3 lead. Prado homered in the 6th to extend the lead to 7-3. The Plague then scored 5 in the 6th, capped by a bases-clearing double by Span to take an 8-7 lead & end the scoring.
G-2 Birds built an early 3-1 lead after 2. The Plague used a 2-run homer by Lawrie to tie at 3. Birds regained the lead on Lagares’ 5th-inning double. Goldschmidt led off the 6th with a solo for a 4-4 tie. The Plague then got a 2-out 8th inning pinch single from Rivera for a 5-4 win.
G-3 M. Cabrera hit a 2-run homer (#7) to give the Birds the early lead. The Plague battled back, getting RBI doubles from LeMahieu & Moustakas for 5-3 lead. C. Headley hit his 2nd homer of the game to ignite a 5-run 7th, capped by 6 straight singles for an 8-5 lead. After a bases loaded walk in the 8th, the Birds held on for an 8-6 win.
Both teams scored 19 runs on 32 hits. Y. Molina (Birds) threw out all 3 attempted base stealers, & has now thrown out 7 of his last 8 attempted base stealers.
Game 1 – [yawn] Alfredo Simon hurls a 5-hit shutout, the 8th time the Speakers have been shutdown in 53 games. 3 1st inning runs — all with 2 outs and nobody on — lead The Plague to the easy 3-0 win.
W – Simon; L – Alex Wood (2-1)
Game 2 – The Plague roll 3 hits in the bottom of the 12th, highlighted by Denard Span’s walk-off 7, to take a 5-4 victory. Each team homers twice: Michael Brantley and DJ Lemahieu for The Plague; Anthony Rendon (6) and a 2-run HR to tie in the 8th from Rajai Davis (2).
W – Kelvim Herrera; L – Jeurys Familia (2-3)
Game 3 – The Speakers get their first 4-hit inning in what seems like decades in the 7th inning to shatter a 1-1 1st inning tie. 3 runs result in a 4-1 win to prevent the sweep. Anthony Rizzo (3-5, 2-RBI) leads the way. As frustration continues to boil over, Buster Posey gets ejected in the 1st following a called 3rd strike.
W – Chris Archer (3-6); L – Scott Kazmir; S – Trevor Rosenthal (1)