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Alan Trammell and the Marauders would like to congratulate the Quakes
on their incredible playoff run and on an outstanding season.


Game 5

MCM   0  0  0  1  5  0  0  0  3    9
SDQ   0  0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0    3

W - Wunsch
L - Ponson

Things did not go well for San Diego early, as they had a runner
thrown out at the plate in the 1st and had a runner caught stealing in
the 2nd.  The Marauders big guns did major damage in the middle
innings, as Ken Griffey hit a deep homer in the 4th, Frank Thomas
doubled in two runs in the 5th and was followed up two batters later
by a towering 3-run blast off the bat of Mike Piazza.  The Quakes
looked like they might get right back in it when Alex Ochoa dropped a
fly ball in the 5th, cutting the lead to 6-2 with two men on and Barry
Bonds on deck.  However, Mariano Rivera came in and got Chad Kreuter
to hit into a 1-6-3 double-play ending the rally.  San Diego scratched
another run off Rivera in the 6th, but the Marauders sealed the
victory in the 9th with consecutive RBI singles from Kapler, Sojo,
and Renteria.  Robb Nen was mobbed by his teammates after striking out
Luis Alicea and Carlos Guillen in the bottom of the 9th.

Game 4

MCM   0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0    2
SDQ   0  0  0  0  0  3  2  1  x    6

W - McKnight
L - James

A few bold Motor City fans brought brooms with them to San Diego, but
it was not to be as Tony McKnight shut down the Motor City bats in a
complete game victory.  At first it looked like the story of the game
would be the other starting pitcher, Tim Wakefield, as he held the
Quakes hitless for the first 5 innings.  However, Terrence Long led
off the 6th with a double and the quick hook finally failed Marauder
manager Alan Trammell. Mike James immediately allowed an RBI single
by Kevin Elster, followed soon after by a 2-run double from nemesis
Damion Miller which put the Quakes ahead 3-2.  San Diego tacked on
insurance runs in the 7th and 8th, but they weren't necessary because
the only runs McKnight would surrender came on a 2-run homer by Ben
Grieve in the 4th.  McKnight at one point retired 12 in a row, and
only allowed 4 hits the entire game.

Game 3

MCM   5  1  1  0  3  0  0  0  0   10
SDQ   0  0  0  5  0  0  0  2  0    7

W - Ramsay
L - Person
S - Nen

The Marauders jumped all over Quakes starter Rob Person, with the
first 6 batters reaching base safely.  Mike Piazza hit a 2-run shot
and Gabe Kapler had a 2-run double which sent Person packing.  The
Marauders got a couple of 2-out RBI singles to tack on runs in the 2nd
and 3rd.  What looked like a blowout suddenly became a ballgame when
Shane Reynolds suddenly lost it in the bottom of the 4th.  Instead of
becoming the third out, Terrence Long was awarded first base on
catcher's interference, and Reynolds could not recover as he allowed
hits to the next three batter before being pulled.  Damian Miller rudely
greeted reliever Mike James with a 2-run shot and all of a sudden it
was 7-5 Motor City.  The Marauders quickly answered in the top of the
5th, as the first three batters singled off Brett Tomko and Felix
Rodriguez allowed a couple more runs to score before getting out of
the inning.  Robb Nen struggled to get the final four outs of the game,
giving up an RBI single in the 8th and walking two in the 9th, but
retired Long on a sharp grounder to first base to end the game.

Game 2

SDQ   3  0  0  1  0  2  0  0  0    6
MCM   2  0  1  0  2  1  0  0  1    7

W - Nen
L - Jimenez

This time the Motor City starting pitcher failed to get out of the 1st
inning, as Dan Reichert was pulled after retiring one of the first
five batters.  Barry Bonds had an RBI double, and Todd Helton followed
that up with a 2-run homer.  The Marauders struck back in their half
of the first, taking advantage of a Helton miscue and scoring two runs
on a bases-loaded single by Fernando Tatis (who later homered in the
3rd to tie the game).  The game see-sawed back and forth, with Jermaine
Dye hitting homers in the 4th and 6th, each time putting San Diego in
the lead only to see the Maruders answer with runs of their own.  In
the bottom of the 9th, Tatis led off with a single (his 4th hit of the
game) and Luis Sojo followed that up with a hit-and-run single which
put the winning run on third base.  San Diego then intentionally walked
Terrell Lowery, bringing in the infield and outfield while hoping that
Matt Mantei could get a clutch strikeout.  However, Ken Griffey worked
the count and drew a game-ending walk to give the Marauders a 2-0 lead
in the series.

Game 1

SDQ   3  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  1    6
MCM   3  3  0  0  0  0  5  1  x   12

W - McElroy
L - Gomes

Both starters got knocked around early and failed to finish the 2nd
inning.  Dave Hansen tripled in 2 runs in the first, and Damian Miller
sent Marauders starter Shane Reynolds to the showers with a 2-run
double in the second.  The Marauders got a 3-run homer by Ken Griffey
in the first, and a 2-run shot by Edgar Renteria in the second to
knock out San Diego starter Tony McKnight.  Frank Thomas greeted
reliever Wayne Gomes with a homer to right-center, giving the
Marauders a 6-5 lead.  The Maruders broke the game open in the bottom
of the 7th, as Matt Mantei could not retire a batter before being
pulled and his replacement Jose Jimenez yielded three RBI singles. 
Motor City used 6 relievers, allowing only 1 run on 4 hits over the
final 7 innings.

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