1985 Tournament Results – Blue Jays beat Red Sox in 6

1985 Tournament Results – Blue Jays beat Red Sox in 6

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
The Red Sox was a tough 15 seed to be sure and they showed it as they took the first 2 games in Toronto. The Blue Jays would bounce back in a big way, finding their bats taking all 3 games in Boston and then winning Game 6 to move to the Elite 8. Garth Iorg would hit 4 homers to spark the offense and Dave Stieb and Doyle Alexander would pitch better the second time they faced the Sox. Toronto now moves onto to face #10 seed Montreal in a battle to move to the Final Four.   Game 1: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2 Game 2: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 1 Game 3: Blue Jays 8, Red Sox 2 Game 4: Blue Jays 10, Red Sox…
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Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Blue Jays

Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
The Jays now have the series lead as we head back to Toronto for Game 6. The Red Sox trying to stay alive send lefty Bruce Hurst (11-13 4.51 Grade 4XZG) against Doyle Alexander (17-10 3.45 Grade 13Z) for the Blue Jays.   Pitchers come out strong as we get through 3 innings with no score. In the top of the 4th the Red Sox strike for 3 runs. Walk to Mike Easler, hit by Rich Gedman, and a 3 run dinger from Glenn Hoffman. The Jays would finally get to Hurst in the 6th scoring 3 of their won to tie the game. Damaso Garcia would single, followed by a single from Garth Iorg, and the a 3 run homer to right by Lloyd Moseby.   In the 7th…
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays at Red Sox

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays at Red Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
The road team has won all 4 games so far and the Red Sox are trying to steam that tide by sending Oil Can Boyd (15-13 3.70 Grade 11YZ) to the mound against Blue Jay ace Dave Stieb (14-13 2.48 Grade 16Y).   After a scoreless first 2 innings the Blue Jays would explode for 5 runs in the 3rd. Jesse Barfield, Tony Fernandez, and Garth Iorg all with big extra base hit RBI. The Jays would add a couple more in the 4th as Damaso Garcia lines a 2 run homer over the Green Monster to make it 7-0. After a Bill Buckner homer the Jays would get insurance runs in the 6th and 7th to make it 9-1, more than enough for Stieb. Stieb would go the distance…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays at Red Sox

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays at Red Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
Jays back in the series send Jim Clancy (9-6 3.78 Grade 5ZG) to the mound opposite Bob Ojeda (9-11 4.00 Grade 5YZG) for the Red Sox.   The Jays get after Ojeda right out of the gate as they get 4 in the first. George Bell doubles home 2 runs and Cliff Johnson and Willie Upshaw have RBI singles. The Red Sox would get 3 of them back in the bottom half with Mike Easler providing a huge 2 run triple. The Jays would knock out Ojeda with 2 more in the 2nd. Garth Iorg hits his second homer of the series this time a 2 run shot.   With the score 7-3 Jays in the 5th the Red Sox would mount a comeback. Easler would drive in a run…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays at Red Sox

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays at Red Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
The Blue Jays in a tough 2-0 hole send Jimmy Key (14-6 3.00 Grade 14Z) to the mound, while the Red Sox send Al Nipper (9-12 4.06 Grade 4).   The Blue Jay trying to get their offense going scores a run in the 1st as Rance Mulliniks singles in Damaso Garcia. The Red Sox would answer right back in the bottom of the 1st as Jim Rice hits a 2 run homer off Key. The Blue Jays would tie up the game in the 4th as Jesse Barfield singles in Garth Iorg. Jays would add bust open the game scoring 4 in the 5th. 3 run homer by Iorg the big hit. The Jays would score single runs in the 7th and 9th and Key would take care of…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Red Sox at Blue Jays

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Red Sox at Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
The Blue Jays trying to bounce back send Doyle Alexander (17-10 3.45 Grade 13Z) to the mound against Bruce Hurst (11-13 4.51 Grade 4XZ).   The Red Sox would strike first in the 2nd scoring a run via solo homer by Tony Armas. The Blue Jays would even the score with a run of their own as Rance Mulliniks doubles home Ernie Whitt. Sox would get the lead right back in the top of the 3rd as Dwight Evans would take Alexander out to left. In the 6th the Red Sox would open the game up getting 3 more runs. Bill Buckner and Mike Easler with huge RBI hits. This would be all Hurst would need as he would go the distance only allowing the one run on 7 hits.…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Red Sox at Blue Jays

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Red Sox at Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
This Sweet 16 matchup features the #15 Boston Red Sox versus the #2 Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox finished 81-81 and 5th in the AL East. The Blue Jays finished 99-62 and first in the East.   The Red Sox send Oil Can Boyd (15-13 3.70 Grade 11YZ) to the mound while the Blue Jays send Dave Stieb (14-13 2.48 Grade 16Y). Pitchers come out strong but the Blue Jays would get a run int he 3rd as Tony Fernandez doubles in Ernie Whitt. The Red Sox would answer in the 4th with a 2 spot. Glenn Hoffman would double in Mike Easler and Tony Armas. In the 5th the Sox would get another as Jim Rice hits a solo home run.   In the 7th the Sox would…
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1985 Tournament Results – Expos beat Angels in 7

1985 Tournament Results – Expos beat Angels in 7

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
The #10 seed Montreal Expos go into Anaheim and take games 6 and 7 to win the series. Joe Hesketh was huge as he gets 2 big wins in Games 3 and 7. Angels hit the ball out of the park but couldn't get enough base runners to score enough runs. Tim Raines come up big in the back half of the series. The Expos move onto to face the winner of the #2 Blue Jays and #15 Red Sox.   Game 1: Angels 6, Expos 2 Game 2: Expos 6, Angels 5 Game 3: Expos 3, Angels 2 Game 4: Angels 8, Expos 3 Game 5: Angels 3, Expos 2 Game 6: Expos 6, Angels 4 Game 7: Expos 4, Angels 0
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Game 7 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 7 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Expos having forced Game 7 send Joe Hesketh (10-5 2.49 Grade 13YZ) to the mound as the Angels send Ron Romanick (14-9 4.11 Grade 6ZL).   Pitchers keep the bats at bay for the first 3 innings, but the Expos would break through for a run in the 4th as a sac fly from Terry Francona scores Vance Law. In the 6th the Expos would add 2 more. Tim Raines would homer to lead off the inning and Tim Wallach would drive in a run with an RBI single. In the 9th Mitch Webster would homer to center to give the Expos a 4-0 lead. This would be more than enough for Hesketh as he would go the distance allowing only 2 hits. What a performance in a Game 7…
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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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