1985 Tournament Results – Tigers crush Royals 4-0

1985 Tournament Results – Tigers crush Royals 4-0

1985, 1985 Tournament, Royals, Tigers
The Tigers sweep the World Champ Royals as KC gets little to no offense, shut out twice in the series. Top of the Royals order would not get on for Brett and the Tigers played long ball early to take a commanding lead. The Tigers go to meet the New York Mets in the Elite 8 in what should be a fun series.   Game 1 - Tigers 8, Royals 4 Game 2 - Tigers 6, Royals 0 Game 3 - Tigers 4, Royals 4 Game 4 - Tigers 2, Royals 0  
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Royals at Tigers

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Royals at Tigers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Royals, Tigers
Royals trying to stay alive in Game 4 send Bud Black (10-15 4.33 Grade 4YZ) to the mound against Frank Tanana (10-7 3.34 Grade 5YZ).   Pitchers come out on fire on this one as the teams are scoreless through 6 innings. Tanana only allows 4 base runners, while Black only allows 2. With 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th Darrell Evans singles to center and then the next pitch is lined out to left by Chet Lemon to give the Tigers the 2-0 lead. This would be more than enough for Tanana as he goes the distance shutting out the Royals on 4 hits. Royals offense a no show the whole series.   Final Score: Tigers 2, Royals 0 WP: Frank Tanana (1-0) LP: Bud Black (0-1)…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Royals at Tigers

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Royals at Tigers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Royals, Tigers
The Tigers back home and leading 2-0 send Walt Terrell (15-10 3.85 Grade 8Y) while the Royals send Danny Jackson (14-12 3.42 Grade 12) go to the hill.   The pitchers would come out in command in Game 3 as we are scoreless through 3 innings. In the bottom of the 4th the Tigers bust out with a huge 5 spot. Big 2 run throwing error from Onix Concepcion and clutch hits from Darrell Evans and Larry Herndon. The Royals would get a run back in the 5th as Hal McRae would single home Concepcion.   The Royals would get that run back in the 7th again via unearned run on a misplay in the outfield to make it 6-1. The Royals would score 1 in the 8th and 2…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers at Royals

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers at Royals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Royals, Tigers
With the Royals in a 1-0 hole they send young Cy Young winner hander Bret Saberhagen (20-6 2.87 Grade 15YZ) to the mound against Dan Petry (15-13 3.36 Grade 12Z).   The Tigers would once again get out to a 2-0 lead. This time in the 3rd they would get a RBI double by Alan Trammell and a RBI single from Kirk Gibson. In the 5th the Tigers would add to that lead as Trammell would once again double in a run. With Petry in cruise control the Tigers would add 3 more in the 8th as Nelson Simmons hits a long 3 run homer to right center. That was way more than Petry would need as he goes the distance only allowing 4 hits and only one runner made…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers at Royals

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers at Royals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Royals, Tigers
Sweet 16 matchup versus the #11 seed Detroit Tigers vs. #6 seed Kansas City Royals. The Tigers finished the year 84-77 and third place in the AL East. The Royals finished 91-71 and first in the AL West and was also World Series Champions.   The Tigers send ace Jack Morris (16-11 3.33 Grade 13Y) to the hill versus Charlie Leibrandt (17-9 Grade 15Z) for the Royals.   The Tigers would waste no time getting on the board in the 1st. After a Lou Whitaker walk, Kirk Gibson would take Leibrandt out to center for a 2 run shot. The Royals would come right back and get a 2 run shot of their own by Steve Balboni in the 2nd. With the score still 2-2 the Tigers would jump back…
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1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 3 – Royals vs Tigers

1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 3 – Royals vs Tigers

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Royals, Tigers
Tigers with a commanding 2-0 lead send Milt Wilcox (17-8 4.00 Grade 9) to the hill versus Charlie Leibrandt (11-7 3.63 Grade 6).   The Royals with their backs against the wall score their first run of the series in the 2nd as Frank White hits a sac fly that scores Daryl Motley. The Royals would add another run in the 5th as Don Slaught takes Wilcox deep for a 2-0 lead.   The Tigers get a run back in the 6th as Barbaro Garbey drives in Lance Parrish with a single. With the score 2-1 the Royals bring in Dan Quisenberry for the save, but the Tigers would have other ideas. Alan Trammell would single, Kirk Gibson would reach on a fielder's choice and Lance Parrish would send the…
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1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 2 – Tigers vs Royals

1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 2 – Tigers vs Royals

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Royals, Tigers
Game 2 with the Tigers leading 1-0 has Dan Petry (18-8 3.24 Grade 13) on the mound opposite 20 year old Bret Saberhagen (10-11 3.48 Grade 8).   Pitchers again come out strong as we go scoreless through 3 innings. The Tigers would get a run as Kirk Gibson would walk, steal second, and advance to third on a throwing error by Don Slaught. Lance Parrish would hit a long fly to center that would score Gibson for the 1-0 lead. Score would remain 1-0 until the 8th and Johnny Grubb would take Saberhagen deep to center for a 2-0 lead. That would be more than enough for Petry as he would match Morris by scattering 3 hits for the shutout.   Final Score: Tigers 2, Royals 0 WP: Dan…
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1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 1 – Tigers vs Royals

1984 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 1 – Tigers vs Royals

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Royals, Tigers
Game 1 of the ALCS from Royals Stadium features a big time pitching matchup of Jack Morris (19-11 3.60 Grade 11) vs Bud Black (17-12 3.12 Grade 14).   Pitcher take command early, but the Tigers get a run in the 4th as Lance Parrish and Larry Herndon hit back to back doubles for the 1-0 lead. The Tigers would get another run in the 6th as Kirk Gibson triples and Parrish brings him home on a sac fly.   Tigers would bust the game open in the 7th with 4 runs. Lou Whitaker would double home 2 runs, and Gibson would hit a long 2 run homer to right to close out the scoring. Morris would scatter 3 hits for the shutout and 1-0 series lead.   Final Score:…
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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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