The Tampa Yankees (2-1) used a pair of three run home runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game and take a three run lead on Thursday night, earning a 9-8 win over the Dunedin Blue Jays (1-2). The win in Game Three of the FSL North Division Championship Series propels Tampa to the FSL Championship series to play Bradenton on Friday night.
DUNEDIN, FL - 13 innings was enough on Tuesday night, but it was not enough on Wednesday. The Dunedin Blue Jays (1-1) forced a decisive third game with a 15-inning 8-4 victory over the Tampa Yankees (1-1). The two teams have played 28 innings in 28 hours.
It took 13 innings, but a double by SS Gleyber Torres and a LF D.J. Davis error on the play brought home just the third run of the game in a 2-1 victory for the Tampa Yankees (1-0) over the Dunedin Blue Jays (1-0). The Yankees are up 1-0 in the best two of three series.
In the most thrilling game of the season, the Dunedin Blue Jays (43-22) clinched the second half FSL North Division championship with a 6-5 win in 11 innings over the Clearwater Threshers (41-25) on Saturday night. The game featured four lead changes with Dunedin tying the game in the ninth inning to force extras.
The Dunedin Blue Jays (42-22) were shut down by LHP Elniery Garcia's (W, 12-4) career high 11 strikeouts in their 4-2 loss to the Clearwater Threshers (41-24). With three games to go in the regular season, Dunedin needs one win to clinch the division and a playoff birth.