Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Reds

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. The Reds would get a run back in the 6th as Dave Concepcion would produce an RBI single.

 

Kittle would strike again in the 7th, this time with a double off the wall to score Harold Baines. This would be more than enough for Burns as he would go 8 strong and Dan Spillner would get the last 3 outs for a 2-0 lead going back to Comiskey Park.

 

Final Score: White Sox 6, Reds 3

WP: Britt Burns (1-0)

LP: Mario Soto (0-1)

HR’s: White Sox – Carlton Fisk (1), Ron Kittle  2 (2), Reds – Dave Concepcion (1)

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