Game Stories - Majors 70

A's Top Dodgers 9-4 to Advance to Finals (June 8)

The New England OB/GYN Athletics topped the Paula Russo Sughrue,RE Dodgers by a score of 9-4 to advance to the Majors finals for the first time since 2011.

The A's got going right away in the top of the first, with AJ Muse launching a solo homer to left center on the second pitch of the game, and Tommy Lampert coming around to score on a run-scoring single by Josh Lacey. The Dodgers answered with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame, highlighted by solid hits by Blake Courtney and Jihyun Kang.

After a scoreless second, the Dodgers took a 4-2 lead in the third, highlighted by a 2-run triple by Peter Sughrue. But the A's answered in the top of the fourth, with three runs of their own. Consecutive hits by Austin Curtis (3-3), Lacey (2-2) and Will Fuller, a sacrifice fly by Sam Kritzman, and a run-scoring single by Carson Muse did the damage.

A's starter Lampert held the Dodgers scoreless in the fourth, which was highlighted by a spectacular double play, from second baseman Connor Pandolph to shortstop Dante Zermani, to catcher Lacey to cut down the potential tying run.

The A's would add four insurance runs in the sixth, on a double by Dante Zermani, an intentional walk to Lampert, a single by Antonio Zermani, another single by hot-hitting Curtis, and some crafty baserunning.

A's closer Kritzman shut down the Dodgers in the fifth and sixth, getting out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth, to preserve the victory.

Links to Majors 70 game stories:   (All Leagues)

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June 9 White Sox beat Dodgers to reach finals
June 8 White Sox survive the Red Tide
June 8 A's Top Dodgers 9-4 to Advance to Finals
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June 4 A's Edge Cards in Thriller, 10-9
June 3 White Sox outduel Marlins
May 31 A's Top Red Sox in Seesaw Battle, 7-5
May 29 Battle of the Hose: Red Sox defeat White Sox
May 29 Marlins pitching quiets A’s bats!
May 24 Marlins defeat Diamondbacks
May 24 A's Hold Off O's 6-3, on Big Fourth Inning
May 23 White Sox Rattle The Diamondbacks
May 19 A's Double Up Diamondbacks 8-4
May 19 Marlins 1st inning sets tone vs Red Sox
May 18 A's nine run first sinks ChiSox
May 13 A's Emerge in Late Innings to Top Red Sox
May 12 Cardinals Fly Off with Win vs Dodgers
May 11 A's Top Diamondbacks 4-2
May 11 Red Sox Prevail in Pitchers Duel
May 10 Comeback Cards Win the Battle of the Birds
May 10 Marlins swim away with a close win
May 8 Orioles Outlast Dodgers
May 7 Orioles Edge A's In See Saw Affair
May 7 Red Sox Hold Off Dodgers
May 7 Cardinals Hook Marlins
May 4 A's Down Orioles in Tight Pitcher's Duel
May 3 Dodgers blank fish
May 3 Red Birds catch a snake
May 1 Marlins come out swinging vs Athletics!
April 28 Cardinals, A's battle to last out
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