The 79 Pirates win the winner take all Game 5 and advance to the Final 4 of the NL Bracket. John Candelaria has a huge series as he wins two games and drives in the winning runs in Game 5. The Dodgers battled behind their great pitching but came up just short. The Pirates move on to face the winner of the 83 Phillies and 85 Cardinals series. Game 1 Three Rivers StadiumDodgers 2, Pirates 0 (14)WP: Art Howe (1-0)LP: Kent Tekulve (0-1) Game 2 Three Rivers StadiumPirates 4, Dodgers 4WP: John Candelaria (1-0)LP: Jerry Reuss (0-1) Game 3 Dodgers StadiumPirates 5, Dodgers 1WP: Buster Kison (1-0)LP: Burt Hooton (0-1) Game 4 Dodgers StadiumDodgers 2, Pirates 1WP: Fernando Valenzuela (1-0)LP: Bert Blyleven (0-1) Game 5 Three Rivers StadiumPirates 4, Dodgers…
The 78 Yankees sweep out the 86 Red Sox in the much anticipated series. Boston could not get any offense going as they only total 9 hits in the 3 games. The Yankees get good pitching throughout and clutch hitting to move on. The Yankees will face either the 79 Orioles or the 82 Brewers in the Final Four. Game 1 Yankee StadiumYankees 3, Red Sox 1WP: Ron Guidry (1-0)LP: Roger Clemens (0-1) Game 2 Yankee StadiumYankees 3, Red Sox 0WP: Ed Figueroa (1-0)LP: Bruce Hurst (0-1) Game 3 Fenway ParkYankees 6, Red Sox 2WP: Catfish Hunter (1-0)LP: Oil Can Boyd (0-1)
The 81 Yankees upset the 1 seed 84 Detroit Tigers in 4 games. The Yankees pitching was dominate and Gossage at the end shut everything down. Yankees get clutch hitting in the upset. The Yankees will move on to face the 83 Orioles in the AL semifinals. Game 1 Tiger StadiumYankees 4, Tigers 3WP: Ron Guidry (2-0)LP: Jack Morris (0-1)Save: Goose Gossage (3) Game 2 Tiger StadiumTigers 6, Yankees 3WP: Dan Petry (1-0)LP: Tommy John (0-1) Game 3 Yankee StadiumYankees 7, Tigers 4WP: Ron Davis (2-0)LP: Aurelio Lopez (0-1)Save: Goose Gossage (4) Game 4 Yankee StadiumYankees 5, Tigers 3WP: Goose Gossage (1-0)LP: Aurelio Lopez (0-2)
Royals win Game 1 in extras but the Orioles roar back and win 3 in a row to take the series. Orioles get a big series from T-Bone Shelby as he hits big homers in Games 3 and 4. The Orioles will move on to face the winner of the 81 Yankees and 84 Tigers series. Game 1 Memorial StadiumRoyals 4, Orioles 3WP: Dan Quisenberry (1-0)LP: Sammie Stewart (0-1)Save: Jim Pattin (1) Game 2 Memorial StadiumOrioles 6, Royals 0WP: Storm Davis (1-0)LP: Dennis Leonard (0-1) Game 3 Royals StadiumOrioles 9, Royals 2WP: Mike Boddicker (1-0)LP: Paul Spittorff (0-1) Game 4 Royals StadiumOrioles 4, Royals 1WP: Scott McGregor (1-0)LP: Larry Gura (0-1)
The Phillies and the Cardinals play a great 5 game series as the Phillies win Game 5 1-0 in 11 innings. Just a great competitive series as all of them have been so far. Ready for more!! Game 1 Busch StadiumCardinals 6, Phillies 1WP: Joaquin Andujar (1-0)LP: Steve Carlton (0-1) Game 2 Busch StadiumPhillies 4, Cardinals 1WP: John Denny (1-0)LP: Bob Forsch (0-1) Game 3 Veterans StadiumPhillies 3, Cardinals 2WP: Charles Hudson (1-0)LP: Dave LaPoint (0-1)Save: Al Holland (1) Game 4 Veterans StadiumCardinals 9, Phillies 3WP: Joaquin Andujar (2-0)LP: Steve Carlton (0-2) Game 5 Busch StadiumPhillies 1, Cardinals 0WP: Al Holland (1-0)LP: Doug Bair (0-1) 83 Phillies move on to face the Cardinals again, this time the 85 Cardinals.