Sunday, January 10, 2016

Royals, Red Sox, Mets Advance

Kansas City, Boston, and the New York Mets have advanced to the 2nd Round with Game 5 victories.

The Royals took a 6-4 lead to the bottom of the 7th in their deciding game against Detroit.  In their half of the inning, they put together 4 singles and a double to plate 3 and take the lead for good.  2B Carlos Suarez had the big 2-run double and starter Tony Ramirez went 6 innings for the win.

Seattle and Boston were tied at 1 in the 8th in their Game 5.  A walk, a double and 3 singles later, the Sox had a 4-1 lead and went on to win 4-2.  3B Al Flynn had 4 hits (including his 3rd HR of the series) and Jamie Mori got the one-third inning win in relief.

In yet another close one, the Mets and Padres were tied going to the 9th in San Diego.  Rookie 1B Ricardo Pena provided the fireworks with a grand-slam game-winner off Colvin Hume as the Mets prevailed 5-1.  Cy Young hopeful Ruben Ozuna went 5 and 2/3 and Ramon Wanatabe got the win with 2 and 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

The Division Round start on the Monday PM cycle with the Mets at the Astros, Montreal visiting Washington D.C., the White Sox hosting Kansas City and Boston traveling to Anaheim.

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