In another rematch of the 2020 OOTL World Series, the Otters and Asians went at it again in a key 2nd half battle, with the Tsunamis delivering a major blow to the Otters second-half chances, taking three of four. The series win means the Asian Tsunamis are now alone in first place at 17-11 one game ahead of the 16-12 Beefers. The Otters fell to 14-14.
Game 1 Tsunamis 5, Otters 2
Trevor Bauer (Tsunamis) vs. Aaron Nola (Otters). The Otters got early HR blasts from Trout and Freeman to take an early 2-1 lead. The Asians then woke up in the 4th when Bohm hit a 2-run HR. Hosmer added a HR in 6th to make it 4-2 Tsunamis and Locastro scored the game’s final run in the 7th on a Soto Sac Fly. Asians get the 5-2 win. Bauer went 7 innings for the win and Diaz came on for the save.
Otters 2-3-1 L-Unk. HR Mike Trout, Freddie Freeman.
Asians 5-8-0 W-Trevor Bauer. Sv Edwin Diaz. HR Eric Hosmer, Alec Bohm.
Game 2 Tsunamis 6, Otters 0
Marco Gonzales (Tsunamis) vs. Yu Darvish (Otters). The Tsunamis led from the start as Gonzales cruised through seven innings to get the win and shared a team shutout with Kintzler. Buxton’s HR, along with multiple key hits and walks, gave the Tsunamis the 6-0 win.
Otters: 0-6-1 L-Yu Darvish.
Asians: 6-7-1 W-Marco Gonzales. HR Byron Buxton.
Game 3 Tsunamis 5, Otters 2
Corbin Burnes (Tsunamis) vs. Lance Lynn (Otters). The Asians again got off to an early lead countered only by a Seager HR. A pair of doubles by Soto and Story along with a key PH single by Arraez gave the Tsunamis the 5-2 win. Burnes went 6 1/3 for the win and Yardley got the save.
Otters: 2-5-3 L-Lance Lynn. HR Corey Seager.
Asians: 5-9-1 W-Corbin Burnes. Sv Eric Yardley
Game 4 Otters 5, Tsunamis 2
Michael Pineda vs. Jacob deGrom. Otters SS Corey Seager homered in the second to give the Otters the early lead. A costly Pineda error in the 6th made it 2-0 but Jesse Winker hit a HR and pinch-runner Ramon Quinn scored on an Acuna error to make it 2-2. Hopes of a Tsunamis sweep died in the 7th when Seager hit his second HR of the game, a three-run shot after a two-out rally. Otters win 5-2. deGrom got the win and Anderson came on for the save.
Otters: 5-9-2 W-Jacob deGrom. Sv Nick Anderson. HR Corey Seager 2 HR.
Asians: 2-3-2 L- Unk. HR Jesse Winker.