Game 1 – The Eliminators start up 6-0 before Drew Smyly gives up his 2nd hit in the 6th and hold on, 6-4. The Eliminators begin the series with 3 consecutive doubles in the 1st inning and never look back.
W – Smyly; L – Jesse Hahn (0-4); S – Sean Doolittle
Game 2 – Wasting a great Jordan Zimmermann outing, the Speakers yet again muster 3 hits and fall 2-1 in 11 innings. Mookie Betts’ 1st inning HR (4) accounts for their only run. Meanwhile, Jason Heyward continues to have difficulty in the field, rolling 66 with a runner on 1st and 2 outs in the 11th to score the winning run.
W – Vic Black; L – Jeurys Familia (2-2)
Game 3 – Broken record time: the Speakers get 3 hits and never touch 3rd base. The only run of the game comes with 2-outs in the 8th on a Jay Bruce 9, stolen base and Josh Harrison 7.
W – David Price; L – Felix Hernandez (6-7)