1978 Tournament Results Tigers beat White Sox 3-1

1978 Tournament Results Tigers beat White Sox 3-1

1978, 1978 Tournament, Tigers, White Sox
Tigers beat the White Sox 3-1 in an awesome series. Game 1 - White Sox 16, Tigers 4 Game 2 - Tigers 10, White Sox 3 Game 3 - Tigers 9, White Sox 5 Game 4 - Tigers 14, White Sox 9 Great series, Tigers ripped the cover off the ball the whole series. They will move on to face the #4 seed Milwaukee Brewers which promises to be a good series. Series MVP: Ron LeFlore - 12 hits, 9 runs, 2 HR's, 2 Steals
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Tigers

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Tigers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Tigers, White Sox
Game 4 a must win for the White Sox as they send veteran Wilbur Wood (10-10 5.20 Grade 2), while the Tigers counter with a veteran of their own in Jack Billingham (15-8 3.88 Grade 8). This game was nuts, total insanity. The Tigers get a quick run in the first via sac fly from Rusty Staub. The White Sox would strike hard in the 3rd with a 6 spot. 3 run homer by Eric Soderholm the big blow. The score would remain 6-1 all the way until the top of the 8th until the Tigers bat around, knock Wood out of the game and plate 5 to tie the game. RBI's by Whitaker, Staub, and Thompson the key hits. The Tigers weren't done as they come back for 3…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Tigers

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Tigers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Tigers, White Sox
Game 3 with the series tied and back to old Comiskey. Tigers send Dave Rozema (9-12 3.14 Grade 12) to the mound against Francisco Barrios (9-15 4.15 Grade 6). This game started with some sense of normalcy as the score was 0-0 through 3 innings. That quickly changed as the Tigers would score 3 in the 4th inning and 4 in the 5th inning to take a commanding 7-0 lead. Big hits by Rusty Staub and Alan Trammell lead the way. White Sox answer with 2 of their own including courtesy of another homer from Wayne Nordhagen. The 8th would see Ron LeFlore hit another homer in this series, this one a two run shot to put the game over sign up. Rozema goes 8 strong and the Tigers win…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Tigers

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Tigers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Tigers, White Sox
Game 2 looking for some pitching has the White Sox sending Ken Kravec (11-16 4.08 Grade 6) to the mound while the Tigers look to Milt Wilcox (13-12 3.76 Grade 8). I have rolled many games in my time wtih APBA, I have had very few where the started never recorded an out. That is exactly what happened as the first 10 men to come to the plate for the Tigers reach and they score 7 in the first. Kravec's line 0 IP 7 Runs 7 Hits 3 BB's. Absolutely amazing. After the Tigers score 7 in the first (no extra base hits incidentally) ┬áthe White Sox come back with 2 in the 2nd, but the Tigers would get a solo homer from Ron LeFlore in the 6th and would…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Tigers

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Tigers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Tigers, White Sox
This second round matchup features the #19 Chicago White Sox, whom beat the #20 Cleveland Indians, and the #13 Detroit Tigers. The White Sox finished 71-90, 5th in the AL West and the Tigers came in at 86-76 good enough for 5th in the AL East. The White Sox sent starter Steve Stone (12-12 4.37 Grade 5) to the mound. The Tigers send Jim Slaton (17-11 4.12 Grade 8). Wow, what a start to this series as the White Sox come out of the gate in the top of the first and plate 6 runs. Huge 2 run double by Chet Lemon the big blow. Tigers would answer with 2 of their own in the bottom half courtesy of a double by Rusty Staub. After 1 inning we had a…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Cardinals

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Cardinals

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Game 4 has San Diego starting left hander Bob Owchinko (10-13 3.56 Grade 9) vs Silvio Martinez (9-8 3.64 Grade 5). The Cardinals strike first with a RBI hit from George Hendrick. The Padres would finally get on the board in the 4th with a 2 spot to take the lead only to have the Cardinals score 2 in the bottom of the 4th and another run in the 5th courtesy of a 2 out double by Ted Simmons. The Cardinal lead was 4-2 going into the 8th when the Padres explode for a series clinching 7 runs. Big hits by Gene Richards and Dave Winfield seals the Cards fate. The Cardinals try to make a comeback but Rollie Fingers comes in to get the last 3 outs. Padres win…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Cardinals

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Cardinals

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cardinals, Padres
Game 3 is a must win for the Cardinals at home and they send righty Pete Vuckovich (12-12 2.54 Grade 15) to the hill against Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6) for the Padres. The Padres would strike first with a 2 out RBI from Gene Tenace. The Cards would score 2 runs in the 4th and the 5th, while the Padres would score 3 (Oscar Gamble bug 3 run homer) in the 5th. After 5 innings we would be tied at 4. The Cards finally took the lead in the 6th scoring a run after a big double by Keith Hernandez. The Padres would counter quickly though taking the lead back with 2 in the 7th. The Padres go to their strength, the bullpen, but this time it was…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cards vs Padres

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cards vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cardinals, Padres
Game 2 has the Cardinals looking to steal a game and go back to Busch tied, sending Bob Forsch (11-17 3.70 Grade 10) opposite Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14). The Cardinals strike first in the 4th with a 2 spot, a 2 run homer by Jerry Morales the big hit. The Padres would answer with 2 of their own in the bottom half as Oscar Gamble drives in 2 with a base hit. The score would remain 2-2 until the bottom of the 8th as get a huge pinch him 2 RBI hit from Don Reynolds. The Cardinals would get a run off of Rollie Fingers due to an error but he would get the final out to save the victory. Padres now lead the series 2-0 as we…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Padres

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cardinals, Padres
This second round matchup is the #21 St. Louis Cardinals, whom beat the #22 Oakland A's in the first round and the #14 San Diego Padres. Winner of this series will move onto face the #3 Los Angeles Dodgers. The St. Louis Cardinals finished the regular season at 69-93 good for 5th in the NL East and the Padres finished 84-78 which was 4th in the NL West. The Cardinals send John Denny (14-11 2.96 Grade 14) to the mound versus veteran Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15). This matchup screams pitching duel and that is exactly what we got as both starters went 9 innings only allowing 1 run. The Padres got a run off Denny in the first via RBI single from Dave Winfield, while the Cards scratched…
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