Harlingen Aztecs 97-75 vs.
|1||at Bronx||Aztecs 8, Bombers 0||S.Bieber(1-0)||K.Maeda(0-1)||None|
|HR – D.Varsho(1), M.Ozuna(1), C.Biggio(1)|
|2||at Bronx||Bombers 5, Aztecs 2||M.Gonzales(1-0)||C.Bassitt(0-1)||None|
|HR – J.Marisnick(1), C.Bellinger(1)||3||at Harlingen||Bombers 1, Aztecs 0||Z.Plesac(1-0)||T.Antone(0-1)||J.Jeffress(1)|
|HR – None|
|4||at Harlingen||Aztecs 4, Bombers 3||L.Cessa(1-0)||C.Stratton(0-1)||J.Herget(1)|
|HR – M.Semien(1), Y.Gomes(1), K.Seager(1)|
|5||at Harlingen||Aztecs 4, Bombers 2||S.Bieber(2-0)||R.Pressly(0-1)||C.Valdez(1)|
|HR – R.Braun(1), J.Segura(1), J.Wendle(1)|
|6||at Bronx||Bombers 3, Aztecs 1||M.Gonzales(2-0)||C.Bassitt(0-2)||J.Jeffress(2)|
|HR – A.Engel(1), Y.Grandal(1), J.Abreu(1)|
|7||at Bronx||Aztecs 5, Bombers 0||T.Antone(1-1)||Z.Plesac(1-1)||None|
|HR – K.Seager(2), M.Ozuna(2), C.Walker(1)|
Harlingen wins series 4-3
Game 1 – Shane Bieber tossed a one-hit, complete game, shutout as the Harlingen Aztecs take game one from the defending champions 8-0. Marcell Ozuna went 2-4 with a home run and 3 RBI. Daulton Varsho and Cavan Biggio also went yard for Harlingen. Jean Segura had Bronx’s lone hit and Kenta Maeda took the defeat.
Game 2 – Chris Bassitt gave up 5 runs in the 6th to take the loss. Marco Gonzales got the win and Cody Bellinger had a 2-run home run. Jose Abreu went 2-4 with an RBI for Bronx. Marcell Ozuna was 2-4 for the visitors.
Game 3 – Zach Plesac and 3 relievers combine for 5-hit, no-walk shutout. Harlingen pitchers held the Bronx Bombers to 4 hits and no walks, but it was not enough. Plesac earned the win, Jeremy Jeffress the save. Tejay Antone was the hard-luck loser. Marcell Ozuna and Andrelton Simmons each had 2 hits. Ryan Braun’s sacrifice fly plated Jose Abreu for the game’s only run. Abreu had doubled and advanced to third on a groundout to second base.
Game 4 – The Batavia Muckdogs were up 3-2 heading into the bottom of the 8th behind a Marcus Semien HR and RBIs from Jose Abreu (1B) and Yasmani Grandal (BB). Kyle Seager led off the 8th with a homerun. Jake Marisnick then doubled, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch to put the Aztecs ahead. Russ Baker sent Jimmy Herget to the mound for the 9th. He walked Grandal and then Minute Maid Park went dead silent as Jedd Gyorko gave one a ride down the LF line, but Marcell Ozuna camped underneath it with his back to the wall and caught it for out number one. Herget then fanned Cody Bellinger and Ryan Braun for the save. The Aztecs knotted the series at 2 games each. Luis Cessa got the win, Chris Stratton the loss. Joey Wendle, Christian Walker and Adam Engel each had a pair of hits for HAZ. Semien led Bronx with two as well.
Game 5 – Shane Bieber went 6.1 innings giving up only two hits, but both were solo home runs by Ryan Braun and Jean Segura. He left with a 4-2 lead. The Aztec bullpen pitched 2.2 perfect innings to preserve the win. Joey Wendle was 4-4 with a triple and a homer for Harlingen. The home team wins it 4-2 to the delight of the crowd at Minute Maid Park. They’re now up 3-2 in the series. Ryan Pressly took the defeat. Jason Kipnis and Roberto Perez each had 2 hits for HAZ. Cesar Valdez got the save.
Game 6 – Harlingen managed only 3 hits and no walks off Bronx pitching and lost 3-1. Jose Abreu lead BXB by going 2-4 with a home run, Jonathan Villar added a pair of hits as well. Just like game 2, Marco Gonzales got the win and Chris Bassitt the loss. Jeremy Jeffress closed it out for his 2nd save. The series is tied at three games each.
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