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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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers at Royals

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers at Royals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Royals, Tigers
Sweet 16 matchup versus the #11 seed Detroit Tigers vs. #6 seed Kansas City Royals. The Tigers finished the year 84-77 and third place in the AL East. The Royals finished 91-71 and first in the AL West and was also World Series Champions.   The Tigers send ace Jack Morris (16-11 3.33 Grade 13Y) to the hill versus Charlie Leibrandt (17-9 Grade 15Z) for the Royals.   The Tigers would waste no time getting on the board in the 1st. After a Lou Whitaker walk, Kirk Gibson would take Leibrandt out to center for a 2 run shot. The Royals would come right back and get a 2 run shot of their own by Steve Balboni in the 2nd. With the score still 2-2 the Tigers would jump back…
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1985 Tournament Results – Mets beat Padres 4-2

1985 Tournament Results – Mets beat Padres 4-2

1985, 1985 Tournament, Mets, Padres
The Padres came out and took the first 2 games in Shea Stadium. The Mets finally got their bats going in Game 3 ignited by 2 homers by Darryl Strawberry. The Mets would get timely hits late in the game to take a couple of close games (especially games 5 and 6). The Mets will move on to face the winner of the Kansas City Royals/ Detroit Tigers series.   Game 1: Padres 1, Mets 0 Game 2: Padres 7, Mets 1 Game 3: Mets 11, Padres 5 Game 4: Mets 7, Padres 0 Game 5: Mets 5, Padres 4 Game 6: Mets 4, Padres 4
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Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Padres at Mets

Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Padres at Mets

1985, 1985 Tournament, Mets, Padres
Mets have won 3 in a row and send Ron Darling (16-6 2.90 Grade 15Y) to the mound while the Padres send Andy Hawkins (18-8 3.15 Grade 13Z).   The Mets would get on the board early as Keith Hernandez drives in Mookie Wilson in the bottom of the 1st. The Padres would tie it in the 4th with a run of their own as Graig Nettles once again hits a homer. The Mets would respond in the bottom half with a 2 spot as Darryl Strawberry hits his 4th homer of the series. This time a 2 run shot to center off Hawkins.   The Padres would not go out silently. They tie the game up in the 6th with 2 runs. Nettles once again this time a 2…
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1981 Season Replay – Orioles @ Red Sox

1981 Season Replay – Orioles @ Red Sox

1981, 1981 Season, Orioles, Red Sox
Great early season matchup between two really good offenses. Red Sox take 2 of 3 at Fenway.   4-13-81 Red Sox 9, Orioles 5 WP: Mike Torrez (1-0) LP: Jim Palmer (0-1) HR's: Orioles - Rich Dauer (1), Red Sox - Tony Perez (1)   4-14-81 Orioles 14, Red Sox 4 WP: Mike Flanagan (1-0) LP: John Tudor (0-1) HR's: Orioles - Rich Dauer 2 (3), Eddie Murray (2), Doug DeCinces (1), Red Sox - Dwight Evans (1)   4-15-81 Red Sox 9, Orioles 3 WP: Dennis Martinez (0-2) LP: Bob Ojeda (1-0) HR's: None
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets at Padres

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets at Padres

1985, 1985 Tournament, Mets, Padres
Game 5 with the series tied 2-2 has a pitching matchup of Cy Young winner Dwight Gooden (24-4 1.53 Grade 25XYZ) versus Eric Show (12-11 3.09 Grade 14Y).   The Padres losing two in a row come out and get 2 in the first off Gooden. RBI double by Steve Garvey and RBI single by Carmelo Martinez the big hits in the inning. The Mets would finally get to Show in the 4th. Lenny Dykstra with a big 2 run double, and Mookie Wilson coming through with a clutch 2 out run scoring single.   The Padres would bounce right back with 2 in the 5th to tie up as ageless Graig Nettles sends a Gooden curve ball over the right field fence for a 2 run homer. The score…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets at Padres

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets at Padres

1985, 1985 Tournament, Mets, Padres
Game 4 from Jack Murphy has the Padres starting LaMarr Hoyt (16-8 3.47 Grade 11Z) versus Sid Fernandez (9-9 2.80 Grade 10XY).   The Mets again would start out of the gate quick scoring 2 runs in the 2nd. Darryl Strawberry hits another homer and then Fernandez helps himself with an RBI single. Gary Carter would add a run in the 3rd with a solo homer to deep left off Hoyt. In the 5th the Mets would bust the game open with 4 runs. Carter would double in a run, Lenny Dykstra would single in 2, the big hits in the inning.   Seven runs was more than enough for Fernandez who tosses a 3 hit shutout striking out 6. Mets tie the series up at 2 with pivotal Game…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets at Padres

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets at Padres

1985, 1985 Tournament, Mets, Padres
The Mets needing a win to get back into the series send Ed Lynch (10-8 3.44 Grade 10Y) to the mound against Dave Dravecky (13-11 2.93 Grade 14Z).   The Mets would get on the board first with a run in the 3rd. Wally Backman drives in Mookie Wilson with a single to center. The Padres would answer with 4 big runs in the bottom half. Tony Gwynn with an RBI single, Steve Garvey with a 2 RBI double, and Terry Kennedy with a RBI single. The Mets would answer right back with a 4 spot of their own in the 4th. Ray Knight and pinch hitter Tom Paciorek with big hits.   With the score 5-4 Mets, the Mets would get 3 more in the 5th. Darryl Strawberry tees…
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