Game 80: Molitor helps Monkey clinch playoff spot with 10-8 win

Rogers helps Flash down Glovers

Paul Molitor had five RBI, while Keith Hernandez added three hits and a RBI as the Chunky Monkey beat the Rolling Thunder 10-8, allowing the Monkey to clinch a playoff spot.

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Steve Sax added three hits, while Roger McDowell got the win in relief, going 6 1/3 innings. Steve Garfunkel got pounded and took the loss, giving up five earned runs on four hits and four walks in three innings.

Will Clark, Lonnie Smith and Jason Varitek each had a home run and two RBI in the loss.

In the other game, Nomar Garciaparra was 2 for 4 with two home runs and four RBI, while Steve Rogers pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts to lead the Fort Lauderdale Flash over the Golden Glovers 8-1.

Matt Williams, Jose Canseco and Don Mattingly all added two hits in the win.

Monkey 10, Thunder 8

2016 THUNDER          AB   R   H  BI   
ROSE            LF     5   0   0   0    
WAGNER          SS     5   1   2   0    
W CLARK         1B     5   1   3   2    
BAUTISTA        3B     4   1   3   0    
HAMMONDS        RF     5   1   0   0    
L SMITH         CF     4   2   2   2    
VARITEK          C     5   2   3   2    
ALTUVE          2B     4   0   0   0    
ROLLINS         DH     4   0   1   2    
           TOTALS     41   8  14   8    

2016 MONKEY           AB   R   H  BI   
MOLITOR         DH     3   1   1   5    
K HERNANDEZ     1B     5   1   3   1    
LARKIN          SS     5   0   1   1    
BRADLEY         CF     4   1   1   1    
PARKER          RF     5   1   2   1    
STRAWBERRY      LF     4   1   2   0    
SAX             2B     5   1   3   1    
RUIZ             C     4   2   1   0    
BUECHELE        3B     3   2   0   0    
           TOTALS     38  10  14  10    

2016 THUNDER        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
BROWNING           1.1  5  4  4  2  0   
GARFUNKEL       L  3.0  4  6  5  4  5   
BENES              3.1  5  0  0  1  3   
HOWE               0.1  0  0  0  0  0   

2016 MONKEY         IP  H  R ER BB SO   
FASSERO            2.2  6  4  4  3  1   
MCDOWELL        W  6.1  8  4  4  2  2   

   E:W CLARK,PARKER,ALTUVE              
  2B:VARITEK,ROLLINS,PARKER,SAX         
     K HERNANDEZ(2)                     
  3B:WAGNER                             
  HR:L SMITH,W CLARK,VARITEK,MOLITOR    
  SB:W CLARK,STRAWBERRY                 

Flash 8, Glovers 1

2016 GLOVERS          AB   R   H  BI   
FINLEY          CF     5   0   1   1    
COUNSELL        SS     4   0   0   0    
ERSTAD          LF     4   0   2   0    
MCGWIRE         1B     3   0   1   0    
GIBSON          RF     3   0   0   0    
SEITZER         3B     4   0   0   0    
WILKERSON       DH     2   1   0   0    
FLETCHER         C     3   0   0   0    
BARBERIE        2B     4   0   1   0    
           TOTALS     32   1   5   1    

2016 FLASH            AB   R   H  BI   
SANDBERG        2B     4   1   1   0    
TUCKER          CF     3   0   0   0    
F ROBINSON      LF     3   1   1   1    
CANSECO         RF     3   2   2   0    
WILLIAMS        3B     4   1   2   1    
GARCIAPARRA     DH     4   2   2   4    
MATTINGLY       1B     4   1   2   1    
TORRE            C     4   0   1   0    
BERRA           SS     4   0   2   1    
           TOTALS     33   8  13   8    

2016 GLOVERS        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
BOYD            L  7.0 11  7  7  1  5   
DARST              1.0  2  1  1  0  1   

2016 FLASH          IP  H  R ER BB SO   
ROGERS          W  9.0  5  1  1  4  8   

   E:BERRA                              
  DP:16 DD (1)                          
  2B:ERSTAD,MCGWIRE,FINLEY,WILLIAMS     
     SANDBERG                           
  3B:BERRA                              
  HR:GARCIAPARRA(2)                     
  SB:CANSECO                            
  SH:TUCKER,MCGWIRE                     
  SF:F ROBINSON                         
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