Girl Power wasted a 6-1 lead but won in walk-off fashion on the strength of a Charlotte Flair bases-loaded hit to win 7-6 and take the series over the Outlaws.
Girl Power got off to another fast start taking advantage of shoddy defense by the Outlaws and good situational baseball. Sasha Banks’ RBI double in the first inning scored Naomi. After Carmella reached on an error moving Sasha to third she stole her league-leading 11th base. Charlotte’s RBI groundout scores Sasha and Sarah Logan’s sacrifice fly plated Carmella who’s base running stole a run.
Brock Lesnar and Sami Zayn had back to back triples to cut the lead to 3-1. In the bottom of the inning, Lacey Evans hit a 2 run HR scoring Nia Jax. After Ruby Riott reached on an error, she scored on a fielders choice by Charlotte and Girl Power raced out to a 6-1 lead. The lead was cut to 6-3 after solo HRs by Rusev and Drew McIntyre.
Billy Kaye relieved Bliss and pitched out of a jam to end the 7th inning. In the 8th inning Drew walked and Elias hit a single followed by a double by Brock Lesnar which chased Kay out of the game. Alicia Fox relieved her and allowed the fifth run to score. Tamina needed to get the final out in the 8th inning to keep the score 6-5.
In the ninth inning, the Miz hit a one-out single and stole second. With two outs Elias singled him in to tie the game at six. Ruby Rott led off the bottom of the inning with a single. Naomi was trying to sacrifice Ruby to second and beat the throw to first. Sasha then singled to load the bases with no one out. After Carmella lined out Flair’s single won the game and the first series win of the year for Girl Power.
Paige called this game the biggest win of the year. “We couldn’t blow another game with a big lead and we really needed to win this series. I love my girls. We never give up.” Said Flair, “We pull for each other. As long as we know we gave it everything inside good things will come.”
Shane McMahon was not granting interviews after the game but the Man of the Hour was. “I don’t have the words anymore. Toxic.” Added Elias, “I need to take a walk right now. Who is coming.”
Up next for Girl Power is Wonderboy. The Outlaws play a series at Wild Things.