Game 1- The Zaps used a single, a double, and a groundball C to plate a
run in the first. Asdrubel Cabrera smacked a two-run tater in the
second. Machado cracked a three-run shot in the third. All the while
Kluber spun a no-hitter until a two out Davis double in the 7th.
Goldschmidt capped the scoring in the bottom of the 7th with an Earl
Weaver special, and Kluber finished the one-hitter.
Game 2-Liriano and Hammel threw up donuts threw the first six. After
Hammel walked two in the seventh HAL brought out the hook and Martinez
ended the threat. In the home half Davis smacked a two-run shot to give
the out of towners the lead. A Machado error opened the floodgates for
Castellano to smack a base clearing triple. The Mavs tacked on three
more in the 9th.
Game 3-Aaron Altherr cracked a two-run shot in the first to open the
scoring. The next time up in the third Altherr hit a double and Goldie
picked him up. Machado then doubled, and Piscotty drove in two with a
triple. Rendon walked after a Martin out, and Cabrera’s single to right
scored another run. Harper led off the fourth with a solo shot, Valencia
singled, and Davis cracked a two-run dinger. Altherr banged his second
round-tripper in the sixth. Greinke turned over a 7-3 lead to the pen in
the eighth. The Mavs got one run off Ziegler in the ninth, but could
climb the mountain.
Game 4-In the third after a Rendon single and a Miller error, Asdrubel
Cabrera stroked a two-run triple. Cutch hit a sac fly to score Asdrubel.
Harper and Davis sandwiched doubles around a Valencia out to get a run
on the board for the Mavs in the fourth. Cutch hit a two-run shot in the
fifth to make it a 5-1 game. Upton hit a solo shot in the sixth and
A-Rod belted a two-run ding dong to get the Mavs within a run. The Zaps
walked in a run in the 7th to tie it up. Doubles by Goldie and Rasmus in
the eighth put the home team ahead and Ziegler pitched a scoreless ninth
for the win.
Game 5-Bautista doubled in the third and scored on a Goldie single.
Bradley doubled in Davis and Kendrick followed with a two-run tater.
Castellano doubled in a run in the seventh to stretch the lead to three.
The Zaps opened the eighth double, double, single, to score two runs but
that was it.
Game 6-Golide and Machado missed back-to-back ballpark tater chances
with two on in the bottom of the first. Heyward missed one with a man on
in the top of the fifth. Danny Valencia snapped the deadlock with a solo
shot in the sixth. Lucroy hit another one-run homer in the seventh. The
Mavs used six arms out of the pen to complete the combined shutout.
Game 7-Bautista walked, stole second, and scored on an Altherr single to
start the scoring in the first. Carrasco lost his control in the third,
walked in two runs, and let another score on a single before getting
yanked. Lucroy broke up Scherzer’s no-no in the sixth with a double and
Wong ended the shutout when he followed with a double. Harper drove in
Wong with the third double of the inning before Max stopped the
bleeding. Justin Upton singled in a run in the eighth to bring the Mavs
within one. A-Rod missed a bases empty, two-out home chance in the 9th
to end it.