Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Angles lead 3-2 and coming home send Don Sutton (13-8 3.89 Grade 7Z) to the mound and the Expos send Bill Gullickson (14-12 3.52 Grade 8Z).   The Expos come out of the gate in the 1st with 2 runs. Hubie Brooks and Terry Francona with RBI singles. The Angels would get those right back in the bottom as Rob Carew would triple in a run and Reggie Jackson would bring in Carew. It would remain 2-2 until the 4th when the Expos would put up a 3 spot, courtesy of a 3 run homer by Tim Raines. The Angels would get one back in the bottom half as Bobby Grich would homer off Gullickson.   The Expos would pick up an insurance run in the 8th to make it…
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Critical Game 5 from Montreal has a starting pitching matchup of Mike Witt (15-9 3.56 Grade 12Y) versus Bryn Smith (18-5 2.91 Grade 14YZ).   The Expos would jump out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st as Vance Law takes Witt deep. Pitchers would be in control after that until the 6th when Tim Raines would walk, steal 2nd, and be driven home by Law. Smith would cruise through 8 innings and with one out he would walk Ruppert Jones. Reggie Jackson would step to the plate and do what he has done all of his career and drive a homer to right to tie the game. After a strikeout of Doug DeCinces, Bobby Grich drives a Smith pitch out to center to give the Angels a 3-2 lead.…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
The Expos now lead the series 2-1 and they send Bill Laskey (5-16 4.91 Grade 2L) to the hill as the Angels send Kirk McCaskill (12-12 4.70 Grade 4Z).   The Angels in deperate need of win come out and get the games first run in the 2nd. Dick Schofield once again with a big hit to score Doug DeCinces. In the 4th they would give McCaskill 4 more runs to play with. Gary Pettis with a 2 run double the big hit of the inning. The Expos would get 3 runs back in the 5th as Tim Raines and Mitch Webster would drive in big runs.   With the score 5-3 Angels, California would put the game away in the 8th with 3 more. Brian Downing would have a…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Pivotal Game 3 with the series tied at one has a pitching showdown of Ron Romanick (14-9 4.11 Grade 6ZL) for the Angels and lefty Joe Hesketh (10-5 2.49 Grade 13YZ) for the Expos.   Pitchers come out hot early as the game is scoreless through 3 innings. In the 4th the Angels would score 2 runs, one run scores on an error by Hubie Brooks and the other via single to center by Dick Schofield. With the score 2-0 Angles in the 6th, the Expos would finally break through against Romanick. Andre Dawson would reach base and Terry Francona would reach via error before Tim Wallach would jack a 3 run homer to left. This would be all Hesketh would need as he would set the next nine hitters…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Game 2 with the Angels leading 1-0 features a pitching matchup of Bill Gullickson (14-12 3.52 Grade 8Z) for the Expos and Don Sutton (15-10 Grade 7Z) for the Angels.   The Expos once again would come out of the gate with 2 runs in the first. This time Hubie Brooks triples in a run and Terry Francona drives in Brooks. They would add 3 more in the 2nd. Tim Raines with an RBI and Andre Dawson with a 2 run double. The Angels would add single runs in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th to make the game 5-3 Expos after 5.   The score would remain 5-3 until 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth and Jeff Reardon on the hill. Reggie Jackson would single and then Doug…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
This Sweet matchup is between the #10 Montreal Expos and the #7 California Angels. The Expos finished the season 84-77 3rd in NL East, while the Angels finished 90-72 just 1 game back of the Royals in the AL West.   The Expos send Bryn Smith (18-5 2.91 Grade 14YZ) to the mound against Mike Witt (15-9 3.56 Grade 12Y). The Expos would come out of the gate with 2 runs in the first. A 2 run double by Hubie Brooks scores Vance Law and Andre Dawson. The Angels would answer right back with 2 of their own in the bottom half as Ruppert Jones and ageless Reggie Jackson go back to back to right field. The Angels would add two more in the 2nd, Dick Schofield and Brian Downing…
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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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