Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Astros vs Twins

Game 3

Game 3 has the Astros with their backs to the wall down 2-0. The Astros send Joe Niekro (14-14 3.86 Grade 7) to pitch against Dave Goltz (15-10 2.49 Grade 16). The Astos have only scored 2 runs so far through 2 games and this one isn’t much different. The Astros stranded 5 runners through 3 and it would come back to haunt them. The Twins jump on top 2-0 thanks to a clutch hit by Rob Wilfong, they would add another run in the 7th to make it 3-0. The Astros finally get on the board with a 2 out single by Enos Cabell but Mike Marshall would come on to get the last 4 outs for his second save of the series.

Final Score: Twins 3, Astros 1

WP: Dave Goltz (1-0)

LP: Joe Niekro (0-1)

Save: Mike Marshall (2)

HR’s: None

Astros win 3-0

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