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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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Pirates vs Orioles

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Pirates vs Orioles

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Pirates
Game 2 from Memorial Stadium has Don Robinson (14-6 3.47 Grade 11) on the mound for the Pirates against lefty Mike Flanagan (19-15 4.03 Grade 10). Both teams offense come out swinging in this game. The Orioles get a run in the first via RBI from Eddie Murray. The Pirates would answer as Willie Stargell would double and be brought home on a single from Phil Garner. The Orioles would get some control of the game by scoring 2 runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings. Rich Dauer with a big 2 run single being the big hit. The Pirates get a run in the 6th as Manny Sanguillen just misses a homer but triples in John Milner. The Orioles would bust this one open in the 6th as Ken…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Pirates vs Orioles

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Pirates vs Orioles

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Pirates
This Sweet 16 matchup features the #10 Pittsburgh Pirates vs #7 Baltimore Orioles. The Pirates finished 88-73 second in the NL East and the Orioles finished 90-71 and 4th in the AL East. The Pirates would send ace Bert Blyleven (14-10 3.03 Grade 14) to the mound opposite Jim Palmer (21-12 2.46 Grade 18). Another great Game 1 pitching matchup. Orioles would get on the board first with a run in the 3rd. 2 out double by Larry Harlow scoring Mike Belanger. The Pirates would come right back in the 4th with a run of their own. Dave Parker with a triple and is brought home by Bill Robinson. In the 6th the Orioles would take control. Doug DeCinces would line a 2 out, 2 run homer to center to…
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