1981 Season Replay – A’s at Twins

1981 Season Replay – A’s at Twins

1981, 1981 Season, Athletics, Twins
Opening series featuring AL West favorites Oakland A's @ Minnesota   Opening Day - Metropolitan Stadium 4-9-81 A's 12, Twins 1 WP: Rick Langford (1-0) LP: Al Williams (0-1) HR's: A's - Tony Armas (1), Dave McKay (1)   4-10-81 A's 12, Twins 0 WP: Steve McCatty (1-0) LP: Pete Redfern (0-1) HR's: A's - Cliff Johnson (1) McCatty 4 hitter, 8 K's   4-11-81 A's 6, Twins 2 WP: Mike Norris (1-0) LP: Fernando Arroyo (0-1) HR's: A's - Dwayne Murphy (1), Cliff Johnson (2), Jim Spencer (1), Twins - Mickey Hatcher (1)   4-12-81 Twins 2, A's 1 WP: Roger Erickson (1-0) LP: Matt Keough (0-1) HR's: Twins - Dave Engle (1)   A's take 3 of 4 to start the season in Minnesota.
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Twins vs Angels

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Twins vs Angels

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Twins
Must win Game 3 for the Twins as they send Geoff Zahn (14-14 3.03 Grade 14) to the hill while the Angels start Chris Knapp (14-8 4.21 Grade 6). Twins get an early run in the first as Roy Smalley goes yard to give the Twins a lead. That lead would be short lived as the Angels get 3 in the second as Bobby Grich hits a huge 3 run homer to give the Angels the lead. The Twins would get back in the game with a 2 spot in the 6th, but the Angels get 3 more in the 7th with doubles by Carney Lansford and Lyman Bostock being the big hits. The Twins had no quit as they plate 2 in the bottom of the 7th, but Dave…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Twins vs Angels

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Twins vs Angels

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Twins
Game 2 has Twins starter Roger Erickson (14-13 3.96 Grade 8) on the mound opposite strike out King Nolan Ryan (10-13 3.72). The Angels get on the board first with an 2 out RBI by Joe Rudi in the 1st. The Twins would quickly even the score with a run of their own in the second courtesy of a RBI double by Jose Morales. The Angels would get 2 runs in the 3rd and single runs in the 4th and 5th to take a 5-1 lead. That would be all Ryan would need as he goes the distance giving up only the one run on 6 hits while striking out 6. The Angels now lead the series 2-0 as we head back to Metropolitan Stadium. Final Score: Angels 5, Twins…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Twins vs Angels

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Twins vs Angels

1978, 1978 Tournament, Angels, Twins
This second round matchup pits the #18 Minnesota Twins winners of their first round matchup with the Astros and the #12 California Angels. The Twins finished the regular season 73-89, 4th in the AL West. The Angels had a mark of 87-75, good enough for 2nd in the AL West. Game 1 had Minnesota sending Gary "Truth" Serum (9-9 4.10 Grade 5) to the mound against southpaw Frank Tanana (18-12 3.65 Grade 11). This figures to be a good series and Game 1 was a very good game. The Angels jump on top 1-0 via RBI single by Rick Miller in the 2nd. The Twins would fire back with the 3 of their own in the top of the 3rd, only to have the Angels tie it back up in…
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