Other quality defensive plays that aided Kuchar were left-fielder Toohey’s leaping grab in the second and second-baseman Cashman’s diving catch for the second out in the seventh, when Lawrence had the tying run at the plate.
“I think Lawrence is the best-hitting team in the league,” Southall said. “I think (Kuchar) worked really hard, but it’s a tough team. Hats off to our guys. We made the plays when we had to. We didn’t make any mistakes tonight and just played our brand of baseball.”