Game 1-Niese pitched out of constant trouble through the first five innings and fell behind 2-0 before the Zaps scored three in the bottom of the fifth. The Zaps tacked on a couple of more, and the bullpen made it stand up for a 5-3 win in the opener.
Game 2- Dickerson and Goldschmidt opened the game with back-to-back jacks in the bottom of the first. Stanton unrealistically hits a Kluber heater for an Earl Weaver special in the fourth to put the bad guys ahead. Dickerson hit his second tater of the game in the bottom of the frame to bring the Zaps back to within one. Pujols ended the scoring with a solo shot in the sixth as Hutchinson and the DV pen unrealistically silenced the Zaps bats to reverse the first game score for the bad guys 5-3.
Game 3- Pujols popped a deuce tater in the first. Pearce started the climb back with a solo shot in the second, and Dickerson’s Earl Weaver special gave the good guys a lead in the third. The roadies clawed back for two in the top of the 8th behind a mountain of walks. Machado stuck a dagger in the hearts of the DV’s in the bottom of the frame with a two-run shot. Giles and Abad shut the door in the 9th for a 6-4 Zap triumph.
Game 4- Ramos started the scoring with a solo shot in the third, and the bad guys got three runs in the 4th aided by a wild pitch. The Zaps tried to climb back in the fifth with a brace of runs, but the DV’s pen and the second Ramos shot of the game assured the bad guys of a victory.
Game 5- Kluber’s end the DV’s back to T-town with a 2-hit shutout between their legs.