In the 11-12 Major division, the Athletics will face the Tigers on Thursday. The Athletics earned their spot in the championship game Monday with a 4-2 win over the Braves. Mojo Atwal led the Athletics in scoring with a two-run homer in the third, and Alex Camarillo scored twice after he got two base hits and twice stole second and third. He scored on a sacrifice fly early in the game and took home on a wild pitch in the fifth.
The Major division Tigers made it to the championship with an 8-7 win over the Giants. The teams were tied 6-6 in extra innings, and the Tigers took an 8-6 lead in the top of the eighth. The Giants scored one more in the bottom of the eighth and had runners in scoring position when third baseman Austin Cookley fielded a grounder and made a play to catcher Peter Creasman at the plate to prevent the tying run. The Tigers got the final out when Creasman tagged out a runner who tried to steal home on a passed ball.
In the 9-10 Minor division, the Giants will face the Red Sox on Thursday. The Giants took a 9-8 win over the White Sox on Monday for a spot in Thursday’s championship game. The White Sox took a five-run lead in the first inning, but the Giants tied it up in the second with a rally highlighted by Aaron Wagner’s bases-loaded double to bring in three runs. The Sox pulled ahead in the fourth and made it 8-5 in the sixth on Mike Manley’s two-run triple. In the bottom of the sixth, the Giants loaded the bases and scored one run on a walk before Kyle Silveira bashed a three-run triple to bring in the winning run.
The Red Sox, who were 14-1-1 in the regular season, had a bye in the first round and beat the Yankees in the second round Saturday. They won their game against the Athletics on Tuesday to gain a spot in the championship game Thursday.
In the 7-8 A bracket, the Orioles took an 8-7 win over the Dodgers on Monday to make it to Thursday’s championship, where they play the winner of the Astros vs. D’Backs game played on Tuesday. (No final was available as of press time.)
In the 7-8 B bracket, the Yankees will play in the Friday title game after they beat the Pirates on Tuesday. They face the winner of today’s game between the Blue Jays and Giants.