Blazers play a home and home series with Kansas City.
Game 1: Ventura @ Kershaw
Bottom 1, Kelly Johnson lines a 2 out 2 RBI single followed by a 3rd inning Peralta RBI single and Johnson RBI groundout.
Meanwhile, Kershaw is looking like the Kershaw expected.
Until the 6th.
Top 6, Boulevards hit 5 straight singles to start the inning. Off of Clayton Kershaw. He then buckled down with a K and GIDP to end the threat holding a 4-2 lead.
Blazers win the opener 5-3.
WP Kershaw (14-5)
LP Ventura (7-4)
S KRod (20)
With the win Kershaw ties the immortal Andy Pettitte for 8th on the all time wins list at 158.
Game 2: Corbin @ Tanaka
Bottom 1, Raburn hits his 3rd HR of the year for a 1-0 lead.
Bottom 2, Blazers strike for 4 more on a Tanaka RBI double, Carpenter RBI single and Raburn 2 RBI double.
A 5th inning Choo single is followed by a Peralta 2 run bomb and Choo RBI triple later in the game as Blazers roll 9-2
WP Tanaka (9-2)
LP Corbin (0-2)
Game 3: Anderson @ Happ
Series shifts to KC and the home team goes up early in the first on a Prado RBI single
Blazers tie it in the second on a Choo solo shot.
Top 4, Blazers go up 2-1 on a Ryan RBI single.
Boulevards tie it on a 5th inning Alther RBI triple.
Bottom 9, Warren on for his third inning of work and with 2 outs, the thought crossed my mind to walk Rodgers, as his RH split could hurt me. Of course I 1-1’d him and hit cranked one deep to left to give KC the walk off win.
WP Tolleson (3-2)
LP Warren (4-4)
Game 4: Quintana @ Kazmir
KC scores 2 in the first on Morales RBI single and Altherr RBI double.
Top 2, Nava singles up the middle scoring one but Quintana is gunned at home.
Top 9, Tolleson on for his second inning of work and having thrown 11 pitches the game before and having gotten out of a bases loaded jam including a runner at third with one out the inning before gets the Blazers 1-2-3 for the win.
WP Kazmir (9-7)
LP Quintana (9-6)
S Tolleson (21)
Blazers are in serious jeopardy of having their record chapter win streak end with one series left against a tough Flagstaff squad.