Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays at Red Sox

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays at Red Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
Jays back in the series send Jim Clancy (9-6 3.78 Grade 5ZG) to the mound opposite Bob Ojeda (9-11 4.00 Grade 5YZG) for the Red Sox.   The Jays get after Ojeda right out of the gate as they get 4 in the first. George Bell doubles home 2 runs and Cliff Johnson and Willie Upshaw have RBI singles. The Red Sox would get 3 of them back in the bottom half with Mike Easler providing a huge 2 run triple. The Jays would knock out Ojeda with 2 more in the 2nd. Garth Iorg hits his second homer of the series this time a 2 run shot.   With the score 7-3 Jays in the 5th the Red Sox would mount a comeback. Easler would drive in a run…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays at Red Sox

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays at Red Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
The Blue Jays in a tough 2-0 hole send Jimmy Key (14-6 3.00 Grade 14Z) to the mound, while the Red Sox send Al Nipper (9-12 4.06 Grade 4).   The Blue Jay trying to get their offense going scores a run in the 1st as Rance Mulliniks singles in Damaso Garcia. The Red Sox would answer right back in the bottom of the 1st as Jim Rice hits a 2 run homer off Key. The Blue Jays would tie up the game in the 4th as Jesse Barfield singles in Garth Iorg. Jays would add bust open the game scoring 4 in the 5th. 3 run homer by Iorg the big hit. The Jays would score single runs in the 7th and 9th and Key would take care of…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Red Sox at Blue Jays

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Red Sox at Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
The Blue Jays trying to bounce back send Doyle Alexander (17-10 3.45 Grade 13Z) to the mound against Bruce Hurst (11-13 4.51 Grade 4XZ).   The Red Sox would strike first in the 2nd scoring a run via solo homer by Tony Armas. The Blue Jays would even the score with a run of their own as Rance Mulliniks doubles home Ernie Whitt. Sox would get the lead right back in the top of the 3rd as Dwight Evans would take Alexander out to left. In the 6th the Red Sox would open the game up getting 3 more runs. Bill Buckner and Mike Easler with huge RBI hits. This would be all Hurst would need as he would go the distance only allowing the one run on 7 hits.…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Red Sox at Blue Jays

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Red Sox at Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
This Sweet 16 matchup features the #15 Boston Red Sox versus the #2 Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox finished 81-81 and 5th in the AL East. The Blue Jays finished 99-62 and first in the East.   The Red Sox send Oil Can Boyd (15-13 3.70 Grade 11YZ) to the mound while the Blue Jays send Dave Stieb (14-13 2.48 Grade 16Y). Pitchers come out strong but the Blue Jays would get a run int he 3rd as Tony Fernandez doubles in Ernie Whitt. The Red Sox would answer in the 4th with a 2 spot. Glenn Hoffman would double in Mike Easler and Tony Armas. In the 5th the Sox would get another as Jim Rice hits a solo home run.   In the 7th the Sox would…
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1985 Tournament Results – Expos beat Angels in 7

1985 Tournament Results – Expos beat Angels in 7

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
The #10 seed Montreal Expos go into Anaheim and take games 6 and 7 to win the series. Joe Hesketh was huge as he gets 2 big wins in Games 3 and 7. Angels hit the ball out of the park but couldn't get enough base runners to score enough runs. Tim Raines come up big in the back half of the series. The Expos move onto to face the winner of the #2 Blue Jays and #15 Red Sox.   Game 1: Angels 6, Expos 2 Game 2: Expos 6, Angels 5 Game 3: Expos 3, Angels 2 Game 4: Angels 8, Expos 3 Game 5: Angels 3, Expos 2 Game 6: Expos 6, Angels 4 Game 7: Expos 4, Angels 0
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Game 7 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 7 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Expos having forced Game 7 send Joe Hesketh (10-5 2.49 Grade 13YZ) to the mound as the Angels send Ron Romanick (14-9 4.11 Grade 6ZL).   Pitchers keep the bats at bay for the first 3 innings, but the Expos would break through for a run in the 4th as a sac fly from Terry Francona scores Vance Law. In the 6th the Expos would add 2 more. Tim Raines would homer to lead off the inning and Tim Wallach would drive in a run with an RBI single. In the 9th Mitch Webster would homer to center to give the Expos a 4-0 lead. This would be more than enough for Hesketh as he would go the distance allowing only 2 hits. What a performance in a Game 7…
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Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Angles lead 3-2 and coming home send Don Sutton (13-8 3.89 Grade 7Z) to the mound and the Expos send Bill Gullickson (14-12 3.52 Grade 8Z).   The Expos come out of the gate in the 1st with 2 runs. Hubie Brooks and Terry Francona with RBI singles. The Angels would get those right back in the bottom as Rob Carew would triple in a run and Reggie Jackson would bring in Carew. It would remain 2-2 until the 4th when the Expos would put up a 3 spot, courtesy of a 3 run homer by Tim Raines. The Angels would get one back in the bottom half as Bobby Grich would homer off Gullickson.   The Expos would pick up an insurance run in the 8th to make it…
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Critical Game 5 from Montreal has a starting pitching matchup of Mike Witt (15-9 3.56 Grade 12Y) versus Bryn Smith (18-5 2.91 Grade 14YZ).   The Expos would jump out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st as Vance Law takes Witt deep. Pitchers would be in control after that until the 6th when Tim Raines would walk, steal 2nd, and be driven home by Law. Smith would cruise through 8 innings and with one out he would walk Ruppert Jones. Reggie Jackson would step to the plate and do what he has done all of his career and drive a homer to right to tie the game. After a strikeout of Doug DeCinces, Bobby Grich drives a Smith pitch out to center to give the Angels a 3-2 lead.…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
The Expos now lead the series 2-1 and they send Bill Laskey (5-16 4.91 Grade 2L) to the hill as the Angels send Kirk McCaskill (12-12 4.70 Grade 4Z).   The Angels in deperate need of win come out and get the games first run in the 2nd. Dick Schofield once again with a big hit to score Doug DeCinces. In the 4th they would give McCaskill 4 more runs to play with. Gary Pettis with a 2 run double the big hit of the inning. The Expos would get 3 runs back in the 5th as Tim Raines and Mitch Webster would drive in big runs.   With the score 5-3 Angels, California would put the game away in the 8th with 3 more. Brian Downing would have a…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Pivotal Game 3 with the series tied at one has a pitching showdown of Ron Romanick (14-9 4.11 Grade 6ZL) for the Angels and lefty Joe Hesketh (10-5 2.49 Grade 13YZ) for the Expos.   Pitchers come out hot early as the game is scoreless through 3 innings. In the 4th the Angels would score 2 runs, one run scores on an error by Hubie Brooks and the other via single to center by Dick Schofield. With the score 2-0 Angles in the 6th, the Expos would finally break through against Romanick. Andre Dawson would reach base and Terry Francona would reach via error before Tim Wallach would jack a 3 run homer to left. This would be all Hesketh would need as he would set the next nine hitters…
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