1985 Tournament Results – White Sox sweep Reds 4-0

1985 Tournament Results – White Sox sweep Reds 4-0

1985, 1985 Tournament, Reds, White Sox
White Sox offense dominate this series as they score early and often in each game. Reds offense didn't really hit until Game 4 late and by then it was too late. The White Sox move onto to face the #1 seed St.Louis Cardinals in the Elite 8.   Game 1 - White Sox 4, Reds 3 Game 2 - White Sox 6, Reds 3 Game 3 - White Sox 9, Reds 4 Game 4 - White Sox 7, Reds 6   Series MVP: Carlton Fisk - 10 Hits, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 10 RBI
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Reds vs White Sox

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Reds vs White Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Reds, White Sox
White Sox going for the sweep sends Gene Nelson (10-10 4.26 Grade 4Y)  to the mound while the Reds give the ball to Ron Robinson (7-7 3.96 Grade 4YZ).   The Reds have been playing catch up almost from the first pitch of this series and this game was no different. The White Sox get 2 quick runs in the first as Greg Walker doubles in a run and Carlton Fisk drives in another. Sox wasn't done there as they get 3 more in the 2nd. Ozzie Guillen triples in Julio Cruz and Rudy Law, Harold Baines then singles in Guillen for the 5-0 lead. The Sox would get another run in the 5th as once again Fisk drives in Baines.   With the score 6-0 the Reds try to…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Reds vs White Sox

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Reds vs White Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Reds, White Sox
Back to old Comiskey Park for Game 3 of this playoff series. White Sox won both games in Cincinnati and send Floyd Bannister (10-14 4.87 Grade 3X) to the mound and the Reds send Jay Tibbs (10-16 3.95 Grade 7).   Reds finally get on the board first as they get a run in the top of 1st, Nick Esasky drives in Dave Parker. White Sox would get that run back and more as they explode for 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st and knock Tibbs out of the game. Greg Walker with a 2 run double, Carlton Fisk would double in Walker, and Luis Salazar would drill his third homer of the series to give the Sox a 5-1 lead. The Reds would score again in the…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Reds

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Reds

1985, 1985 Tournament, Reds, White Sox
Game 2 with the White Sox having the 1-0 advantage has a pitching matchup of Britt Burns (18-11 3.96 Grade 9X) versus Mario Soto (12-15 3.58 Grade 12X).   The White Sox again would strike first as they get 2 in the 2nd via long 2 run homer to left by Carlton Fisk. White Sox would continue to show off their power in the 4th as Ron Kittle would blast a homer to left. With the score 3-0 the Reds would get a run back in the 4th as Buddy Bell would single in Dave Parker. The White Sox would answer again in the 6th and once again with the long ball. Kittle takes Soto out one more time to left for a 2 run homer and a 5-1 lead.…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Reds

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Reds

1985, 1985 Tournament, Reds, White Sox
In this Sweet 16 matchup the #9 Chicago White Sox face off against the #8 Cincinnati Reds. The Reds finished the season 89-72 and finished 2nd in the NL West. The White Sox finished 85-77 and 3rd in the AL West.   Game 1 from Riverfront Stadium features a pitching matchup of Tom Seaver (16-11 3.17 Grade 14YZ) for the White Sox and lefty Tom Browning (20-9 3.55 Grade 13YZ) for the White Sox. The White Sox would strike first as they would get a sac fly from Greg Walker and a 2 out RBI by Carlton Fisk in the 3rd. The Reds would answer back with a run of their own in the bottom half as Buddy Bell would drive in Eddie Milner. In the 4th Luis Salazar would…
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1981 Season Replay – Reds vs Padres

1981 Season Replay – Reds vs Padres

1981, 1981 Season, Padres, Reds
Top of Reds lineup struggle all series long as Padres take 2 of 3.   4-13-81 Reds 2, Padres 1 WP: Mario Soto (1-1) LP: Tim Lollar (0-1) Save: Joe Price (2) HR's: None   4-14-81 Padres 5, Reds 3 WP: Juan Eichelberger (2-0) LP: Tom Seaver (1-1) Save: Gary Lucas (2) HR's: Joe LeFebvre (1)   4-15-81 Padres 4, Reds 3 WP: John Urrea (1-0) LP: Tom Hume (0-1) Save: Gary Lucas (3) HR's: None  
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1981 Season Replay – Reds at Braves

1981 Season Replay – Reds at Braves

1981, 1981 Season, Braves, Reds
Opening series from Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta.   Opening Day - Fulton County Stadium 4-10-81 Reds 2, Braves 1 WP: Tom Seaver (1-0) LP: Gaylord Perry (0-1) Save: Joe Price (1)   4-11-81 Braves 6, Reds 1 WP: Tommy Boggs (1-0) LP: Frank Pastore (0-1) Save: Rick Camp (1)   4-12-81 Reds 3, Braves 2 WP: Bruce Berenyi (1-0) LP: Phil Niekro (0-1) Save: Tom Hume (1) HR's: Reds - Paul Householder (1) Braves - Claudell Washington (1)
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1981 Season Replay – Opening Day Phillies at Reds

1981 Season Replay – Opening Day Phillies at Reds

1981 Season, Phillies, Reds
Opening Day in the 1981 season replay. 162 games here, no strike!   Traditional Opening Day from Riverfront Stadium. Phillies vs Reds. The Reds finished with the best record in the National League (66-42) but yet didn't make a playoff appearance. The Phillies won the first half in the East and made the playoffs.   Opening Day starters is Steve Carlton (Grade 18) vs Mario Soto (Grade 13).   Phillies brought their bats. Pete Rose leads off the year with a triple down the 1st base line. After a strike out Gary Matthews takes a Soto change up over the left field wall. The score would remain 2-0 until the 5th when Bake McBride would double in Rose and would come home himself on a sac fly from Matthews.  …
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Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Brewers

Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Reds
Game 6 in Milwaukee features starters Tom Hume (8-11 4.14 Grade 5) for the Reds versus ace lefty Mike Caldwell (22-9 2.36 Grade 19) for the Brewers. Just like Game 5 the Brewers would bat around in the first. Just like Game 5 they would score 5 runs. Larry Hisle, Cecil Cooper, and Sixto Lezcano with a 3-run shot to center with the big hits. The Brewers would go onto add 3 run innings in the 5th and 8th innings. Ben Oglivie with a homer to right in the 8th. The Reds could muster no offense against Caldwell and only managed 2 hits in the complete game shut out for the left. Brewers win the series 4-2 and face the Yankees in what should be a great, great series. Final…
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