Playoff: Flash rally past Monkey in 14; advance to World Series

The Flash are headed back to the World Series.

tomwJ.D. Drew doubled home Marcus Giles in the top of the 14th inning and Tom Wilhelmsen pitched 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball with seven strikeouts to get the win as the Fort Lauderdale Flash beat the Chunky Monkey 5-4.

The Monkey had a 4-2 lead going into the 9th inning, but as usual, couldn’t hold it. Kirby Puckett singled home Greg Vaughn off of Tyler Clippard to cut the lead to 4-3 and then with two outs,

Miguel Cabrera singled home Joe Sewell off of Jonathan Broxton to send it to extra.

Cabrera was 4 for 6 with a home run and two RBI, while Puckett added three hits and a RBI. Babe Ruth had two hits, a home run and two RBI in the loss.

Flash 5, Monkey 4 (14 innings)

2017 FLASH            AB   R   H  BI   
SEWELL          SS     6   1   1   0    
SISLER          1B     7   0   1   0    
PUCKETT         CF     7   1   3   1    
M GILES         2B     6   1   2   1    
CABRERA         3B     6   1   4   2    
DREW            LF     6   0   2   1    
DOWNING          C     6   0   1   0    
FIELDER         DH     7   0   0   0    
G VAUGHN        RF     6   1   1   0    
           TOTALS     57   5  15   5    

2017 MONKEY           AB   R   H  BI   
KRUK            LF     6   2   2   1    
LOMBARDI         C     4   0   1   0    
OTT             3B     6   1   0   0    
RUTH            RF     3   1   2   2    
ANDERSON        CF     7   0   1   1    
HAMELIN         1B     4   0   0   0    
UPTON           DH     6   0   2   0    
MARINA          2B     6   0   1   0    
REESE           SS     6   0   1   0    
           TOTALS     48   4  10   4    

2017 FLASH          IP  H  R ER BB SO   
SALE               0.0  1  2  2  3  0   
ZAMBRANO           7.2  7  2  2  5  6   
WILHELMSEN      W  6.1  2  0  0  4  7   

2017 MONKEY         IP  H  R ER BB SO   
R MARTINEZ         5.0  5  2  2  3  5   
CLIPPARD           3.1  5  2  2  1  3   
BROXTON         L  5.2  5  1  1  2  6   

   E:DREW,MARINA                        
  DP:17 BJ (1)                          
  2B:DREW,PUCKETT,M GILES(2)            
  HR:CABRERA,KRUK,RUTH                  
  SB:DREW                               
  WP:SALE                               
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