Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Game 8: MCCLELLAN 5 Krakens 4 (3-5)
McClellan jumped all over Krakens starter Jake Peavy with four runs in the first two innings including a 3-run HR by David Frees. Coney Island roared back with a two-out rally in the third capped by a bases loaded 3-run double from Miguel Cabrera. The next batter, Josh Willingham was plunked by Barry Zito and benches emptied but no blows were exchanged. There was little action until the bottom of the eighth when Kraken reliever Rafael Soriano gave up a go-ahead single to Ben Zobrist. Scott Atchison tries to close it out in the ninth but Scott Hairston rocks him for a double. The next batter, J.J. Hardy scorches a liner that is grabbed by Zobrist, he tosses to Aaron Hill who doubles off Hairston on a very close play. The Krakens are all over the umpire but to no avail as the Krakens lose another one.