The #6 seed Montreal Expos take out the #3 seed and NL Champ Phillies 4 games to 3. The Expos would race out to a 3-1 series lead before the Phillies would come back to force Game 7 in Philadelphia. The Expos would bring the bats to Game 7 and crack 3 homers including one by series MVP Marquis Grissom (.483 3HR 9RBI). The Expos will move on to face the winner of the Astros/Mariners series. Recaps below.
Blue Jays go out to commanding 3-0 series lead before the White Sox charge back to even the series at 3. Blue Jays win Game 7 to move onto the semifinals to meet the Texas Rangers who beat the 1 seed Braves. Roborto Alomar bats .458 to win series MVP honors. Box scores below. [caption id="attachment_1915" align="alignnone" width="640"] jays-sox 93[/caption]
Phillies score in the bottom of the 9th to win the game 5-4 and the series 4-2. Jim Eisenrich drives in 11 runs in the series to be named MVP. Phillies move onto the Elite 8 where they will face the winner of the Expos and Orioles series. Box Score below
Sammy Sosa and Ryne Sandberg hit homers but it isn't enough as the Phillies bomb Randy Myers and Bob Scanlan to the tune of 7 runs in the 8th for a 9-4 win. The Phillies have a 3-1 lead now in the series as Game 5 will come to us from Wrigley. Box score below.
Cubs get a huge win down 2-0 in the series as Greg Hibbard goes 6 1/3 scoreless in a 7-4 win. Dwight Smith and Sammy Sosa drive in big runs and the Cubs bullpen barely holds on. Cubs are now back in the series down 1-2 with Game 4 from Wrigley tomorrow. Box Score below.
Phillies win Game 2 7-1 as Tommy Greene scatters 7 hits and only allows 1 run. Jim Eisenrich has 3 big RBI and the Cubs can't get hits with runners in scoring position. Series is now 2-0 Philadelphia as we head back to Chicago for Game 3. Box Score is below.
Next series features the 14 seed Chicago Cubs vs the 3 seed Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies finished the regular season 97-65 and beat the Braves in the NLCS. The would lose to the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. The Cubs finished the season 84-78 and 4th in the NL East to the Phillies. The Phillies win Game 1 6-4 behind a huge 5 run 5th. Curt Schilling gets the win while "Wild Thing' Mitch Williams grabs the save. Game 2 features startes Tommy Greene and Jose Guzman. Box score below.
Mariners score 2 unearned runs in the 1st and Jay Buhner hits a huge 2 run homer as they complete the huge upset winning 4-1. The Mariners would win 4 in a row after falling behind 2-0. One of the tournament favorites is out as Barry Bonds and Matt Williams couldn't get the big hits with runners in scoring position. Box Score
Randy Johnson and Bill Swift both get roughed up as Greg Litton hits a huge solo homer in the 8th to give the Mariners a 7-6 lead. Norm Charlton gets Barry Bonds and Matt Williams out with runners on 1st and 3rd in the 9th. Mariners take the series lead 3-2 as we head back to San Francisco. Box Score is below.