Game 1-Nelson couldn’t finish the first inning before HAL yanked him. The Zaps built 6-0 lead after three and held on for a 6-3 victory despite seven innings of shutout relief from Iglesias.
Game 2- Russell Martin’s three run tater in the 4th allowed Greinke to pitch through seven with a 4-0 lead. Carlos Rodon promptly gave it all back in the eighth and ninth only to see Blanco and Hernandez hit back-to-back doubles in the 9th to salvage a 5-4 win. Happ went the distance in defeat.
Game 3-The Buckeyes scored three in the first off Scherzer led by Gennett’s two-run triple, and never looked back. Bauer stifled the Zap bats on the way to a 6-1 triumph.
Game 4-Manny Machado hit a three-run home run in the first to put the home team ahead, and cranked a two-run shot in the eighth to stop the Buckeye rally that started with Trevor Plouffe’s three-run homer in the top of the frame as the Zaps won 7-3.
Game 5-Mitch Moreland hit two two-run homers off Desclafani in the first three innings and the Zaps never looked back in an 8-1whitewash of the visitors.
Game 6-Scherzer had it on cruise control until the Buckeyes hit two solo shots in the seventh. First round draft pick Travis Shaw drove in three runs to power the Zap offense to a 7-2 W.
Game 7-Jimmy Nelson bent but refused to break as he limited the Zaps to two runs which was enough to back up Christ Carter’s two-run tater and poor fielding from Travis Shaw as the out of towners took the getaway game.