1981 Season Replay – Royals at Orioles

1981 Season Replay – Royals at Orioles

1981, 1981 Season, Orioles, Royals
Opening series from Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.   Opening Day - Memorial Stadium 4-10-81 Royals 5, Orioles 4 WP: Dennis Leonard (1-0) LP: Dennis Martinez (0-1) Save: Dan Quisenberry (1) HR's: Orioles - Al Bumbry (1), Ken Singleton (1), Gary Roenicke (1)   4-12-81 Orioles 3, Royals 0 WP: Scott McGregor (1-0) LP: Larry Gura (0-1) HR's: Orioles - Eddie Murray (1) McGregor scatters 8 hits.   Two pretty good teams split this opening week series.
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Orioles

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Orioles

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Red Sox
Must win Game 4 for the Orioles has a pitching matchup of Mike Torrez (16-13 3.96 Grade 8) for the Red Sox and Jim Palmer (21-12 2.46 Grade 18) for the Orioles. The Orioles would dent the scoreboard first with a run in the 3rd inning. The Red Sox would come right back and get 3 in the 4th as Butch Hobson lines a 3 run homer off Palmer. The Orioles would get a run back on the 5th as Rick Dempsey would hit a solo homer. In the top of the 6th Carl Yastrzemski hits a solo homer. The Orioles would tie the game up with 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th. Ken Singleton and Dempsey with RBI. The top half of the 7th has the Sox…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Orioles

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Orioles

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Red Sox
Game 3 from Memorial Stadium has a matchup of Dennis Eckersley (20-8 2.99 Grade 14) versus Scott McGregor (15-13 3.32 Grade 12). Pitchers have this game under control as the score remains 0-0 through 5 innings. In the top of the 6th the Red Sox would scratch across 2 runs. Fred Lynn with a sac fly and Carlton Fisk with an RBI single. The score would remain 2-0 until the bottom of the ninth when Eddie Murray would hit a 2 run homer to right to tie the game. Orioles would bring in Don Stanhouse in the 10th and the Red Sox would get a run as Fred Lynn would double and score on an error by Ken Singleton. The Orioles could not come back again in the bottom half…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Red Sox

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Red Sox
Game 2 from Fenway features a pitching matchup of Dennis Martinez (16-11 3.52 Grade 12) versus lefty Bill Lee (10-10 3.46 Grade 9). The Orioles make a couple of lineup order changes and it pays quick dividends as Larry Harlow hits a lead off solo homer. The Red Sox would come back and get 3 in the 2nd inning. Dwight Evans with a huge 2 RBI triple the big hit in the inning. In the 6th the Sox would add 2 more Carl Yastrzemski singles home Jim Rice and Carlton Fisk doubles home Yastrzemski. The Orioles would get back into the game with 2 runs in the 8th but Bob Stanley would come on to get the last 4 outs and secure the win. Final Score: Red Sox 5, Orioles…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Red Sox

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Red Sox
Game 1 of this Elite 8 matchup between the #7 seed Baltimore Orioles and the #2 seed Boston Red Sox features a pitching matchup between Mike Flanagan (19-15 4.03 Grade 10) versus Luis Tiant (13-8 3.31 Grade 11). After a scoreless 1st inning the game gets offensive. Red Sox score a run in the second and then score 2 more in the 3rd courtesy of a 2 run homer by Jim Rice. The Orioles would answer with a run in the 4th, but the Red Sox would tally 3 more in the bottom half. Rick Burleson with a 3 run homer to make it 6-1 Red Sox. The Orioles would get right back in it as Ken Singleton would take Tiant deep for a 3 run homer. With the score…
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1978 Tournament Results – Orioles beat Pirates 4-1

1978 Tournament Results – Orioles beat Pirates 4-1

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Pirates
Orioles win this Sweet 16 matchup with the Pirates 4 games to 1. Game 1 - Orioles 5, Pirates 1 Game 2 - Orioles 9, Pirates 4 Game 3 - Pirates 6, Orioles 5 Game 4 - Orioles 7, Pirates 5 Game 5 - Orioles 5, Pirates 3 Orioles got good pitching and hit the ball well as they scored 5 or more runs in each game. Palmer is you series MVP going 2-0, 2 CG's, 18 IP, 4 ER's, 5 hits, 12 K's
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Pirates

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Pirates

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Pirates
Must win Game 5 for the Pirates and they have to face ace Jim Palmer (21-12 2.26 Grade 18), while they send their ace Bert Blyleven (14-10 3.03) to the mound. Pitching was in control through 4 as the only run was scored in the second by a 2 out RBI single by Eddie Murray. The Orioles would give Palmer some breathing room in the 5th when Doug DeCinces hit a bases clearing double and Rick Dempsey would single DeCinces home. Baltimore would lead 5-0 and that would be more than enough for Palmer. Bill Robinson hits a two run homer in the 8th but it was too little too late. Baltimore wins the series 4-1. Final Score: Orioles 5, Pirates 3 WP: Jim Palmer (2-0) LP: Bert Blyleven (0-2)…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Pirates

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Pirates

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Pirates
Game 4 has the Orioles sending left hander Scott McGregor (15-13 3.32 Grade 12) to the hill versus Jim Rooker (9-11 4.24 Grade 4). The Pirates again would get on the board first. Willie Stargell doubles in Frank Tavaras and John Milner singles in Stargell. The Orioles would unload on Rooker in the 2nd, sending 10 men to the plate and scoring 5 runs. The big hit from Andres Mora, a 3 run homer to center. Stargell would try to the Pirates going by lining a long solo homer to right center off McGregor in the 4th. Orioles would answer adding single runs in the 4th and 8th. The Pirates tried to rally in the 8th scoring 2, but Don Stanhouse would come in and pick up the save for…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Pirates

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Pirates

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Pirates
We are at Three Rivers for Game 3. The Pirates, needing a win bad, sends lefty John Candelaria (12-11 3.24 Grade 11) ti the hill opposite Dennis Martinez (16-11 3.52 Grade 12). Pirates would finally grab a lead as Willie Stargell doubles in Frank Taveras. The Orioles would answer back in a big way scoring 2 in the second and 3 in the third. Rick Dempsey hitting a 3 run shot off Candelaria in the 3rd. With the score 5-1 the Pirates chipped away at the lead with 2 in the 3rd. Taveras and Stargell with RBI. They would tie it in the 7th with 2 more runs. Taveras again and Dave Parker with RBI singles. With the score tied at 5 we would go to extras. The Orioles could…
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