This Elite matchup has the #11 Detroit Tigers going up against the #3 New York Mets. The Tigers swept the Royals in the Sweet 16 and the Mets took down the Orioles.
The Tigers would get on the board first as Lou Whitaker hits a sac fly to left scoring Nelson Simmons. The Mets would finally score in the 6th as Keith Hernandez would hit a sac fly. The score would remain 1-1 to the 9th when the Tigers would get a run against Roger McDowell. Kirk Gibson would get on base and steal second. He would move to 3rd on a ground out and would score on a wild pitch from McDowell. The Mets could not get any offense in the bottom of the ninth against Morris and Willie Hernandez and the Tigers take home field advantage away from the Mets.
Final Score: Tigers 2, Mets 1
WP: Jack Morris (2-0)
LP: Roger McDowell (1-1)
Save: Willie Hernandez (1)