Jamboree visit Blazers in a battle of 2 playoff hopefuls.
Game 1: Gonzalez @ Kershaw
After Murphy lead off the game with a single, giving him a 16 game hit streak, the Jamboree strand him.
Bottom 1, Freeman launches a no doubter to right for a 1-0 Blazer lead.
Bottom 5, McCann singles in Tulo for a 2-0 Blazer lead.
Bottom 7, a Bourne RBI single, and Weeks 3 run bomb make it 6-0 Blazers. And that’s more that enough for the ace of aces (7 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 9 K) as Blazers take the opener 6-0.
WP Kershaw (2-0)
LP Gonzalez (1-2)
Game 2: Graveman @ Tanaka
After Murphy lead the game off with a single, (17 game hit streak) Belt doubled him to third and Cruz drove both in with a single. 2-0 Bear.
Bottom 3, a Grandy groundout scored Kinsler to make it 2-1.
Bottom 4, Kinsler RBI single to tie the game.
Bottom 7, Hand on for his second inning of work and Tulo walks as does PH Weeks. Castro bunts them over and Carpenter triples them home for a 4-2 Blazer lead. A Betts RBI single and Simmons E make it 6-2 Blazers.
WP Tanaka (5-1)
LP Hand (1-3)
Game 3: Tillman @ Quintana
Murphy leads the game off with a double. He scored on a DP as BCJ take a 1-0 lead.
Braun ripped a RBI single in the second for a 2-0 lead.
Bottom 3, a Carp sac fly cut the lead in half, 2-1.
Top 8, Devenski on to keep it close and Dozier doubled in a run for a 3-1 lead.
Top 9, Contreras with a solo shot for to 4-1 lead.
Boring ending, The Bear win 4-1.
WP Tillman (5-1)
LP Quintana (3-3 )
S Chapman (7)
Game 4: Santana @ Moore
Top 1, Murphy does not get a hit, batting third this time.
Bottom 1, a Saunders bases loaded walk and Grandy 2 RBI single put the Blazers up 3-0.
Bottom 2, a Carp groundout made it 4-0.
Bottom 4, a Castro double plates Garcia and a 5-0 Blazer lead.
Bears get 2 back in the 7th on a Dozier single and Belt sac fly.
Kimbrel on in the 9th and doesn’t get a K, but does nail down hit 13th as Blazers take the game 5-2 and series 3-1. Murphy has his hit streak end at 18 or 19 games.
WP Moore (4-1)
LP Santana (2-4)
S Kimbrel (13)