The Texas Rangers win the 1990 Tournament as an 11 seed beating the Dodgers 4 games to 2. The Dodgers win the first 2 games in LA but the Rangers come back behind some great pitching from Nolan Ryan and Bobby Witt in games 5 and 6. Congrats Texas Rangers! Recaps below.
Another great Final Four series as the Rangers beat the Blue Jays in 7 games. Ageless Nolan Ryan picks up 2 wins and Kevin Brown wins Game 7 for the Rangers. The Rangers will move on to face the Dodgers in the Finals. Rangers made it to the Finals in the 1993 Tournament as well. Recaps below.
The Rangers move onto the Final Four by beating the Indians 4 games to 2. Rangers move on to face the winner fo the Pirates/Blue Jays Elite 8 matchup. Game Recap below. [caption id="attachment_2026" align="alignnone" width="640"] indians-rangers[/caption]
Despite 3 homers each by Juan Gonzalez and Jose Canseco the Expos win Games 6 and 7 at home to take the tournament title. The Expos were a pick by some people leading into this tournament and you can see the beginnings of the dominate team they had in 1994. Congrats Montreal!! Game Reaps below.
Opening Day from legendary Yankee Stadium. Opening Day - Yankee Stadium 4-9-81 Yankees 4, Rangers 0 WP: Rudy May (1-0) LP: Danny Darwin (0-1) Save: Ron Davis (1) HR's: Yankees - Oscar Gamble (1) 4-11-81 Yankees 3, Rangers 0 WP: Tommy John (1-0) LP: Doc Medich (0-1) HR's: Yankees - Willie Randolph (1), Oscar Gamble (2) Tommy John scatters 6 hits for the shutout 4-12-81 Rangers 4, Yankees 2 WP: Rick Honeycutt (1-0) LP: Ron Guidry (0-1) Save: Steve Comer (1) Yankees win 2 of 3 in this opening series.
Game 6 has the Rangers sending Fergie Jenkins (18-8 3.04 Grade 14) against Paul Splitorff (19-13 3.40 Grade 13). What a game 6! Royals strike first with 2 in the bottom of the third. Hal McRae and Al Cowens getting clutch RBI hits. The Rangers would answer immediately in the top half of the 4th. Al Oliver triples and Richie Zisk sends another homer out to left to tie the game. Score would remain 2-2 until the top half of the 7th when Texas would gain the lead via 2 RBI single by Burt Campaneris. With the score 3-2 in the 7th and with 2 outs the Royals would take the lead. Hal McRae singles to left and then Amos Otis lines a homer to left to give the Royals…
Must win Game 5 for the Rangers as they send ace John Matlack (15-13 2.27 Grade 18) to the mound versus Dennis Leonard (21-17 3.33 Grade 13). No one the Rangers would rather have on the mound than their ace lefty and he didn't disappoint. Matlack would go the distance allowing only 5 hits and a lone run in the 9th. The Rangers offense would once again be lead by Al Oliver as his 2 run double in the 6th broke the game open for the Rangers. Rangers for a Game 6 back in Royals Stadium. Final Score: Rangers 4, Royals 1 WP: John Matlack (1-1) LP: Dennis Leonard (1-1) HR's: None