Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Athletics vs Cardinals

game 3

Game 3 is a must win for the A’s as they send Rick Langford to the mound. Winning will not be easy against Grade 15 Pete Vuchovich. After only scoring 3 runs in the first 2 games the A’s quickly out a 2 spot on the board from a 2 run homer by Jim Essian (only had 3 entire regular season). Would turn out to be a big hit as Langford would only give up 1 run in 7 strong innings. The A’s would add insurance runs in the 4th and 6th and Elias Sosa would come on to pitch 2 innings for the save. The A’s are now back in the series and they will look to even it up in game 4.

Final Score: A’s 4, Cardinals 2

WP: Rick Langford (1-0)

LP: Pete Vuchovich (0-1)

S: Elias Sosa (1)

HR’s: Oakland – Jim Essian (1)

Game 4 will feature a pitching matchup of Silvio Martinez vs Pete Broberg

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