Coney Island jumped to a 7-0 lead after two innings. The big hits were a Josh Willingham triple (!) and a 3-run Encarnacion home run. It could have been worse, JJ Hardy left five men on base to get the final out in both innings. Both teams exchanged hit batters and it looked like tempers might flare but umpires calmed the situation. Cleveland struck back for four in the third including two from an Andrew Ethier double. The game quieted down until eighth when the Krakens scored a run. Andrew McCuten hit yet another home run but the Buckeyes couldn't close the gap.