This second round play in series matches the #26 Seattle Mariners who defeated the #25 Toronto Blue Jays against the #16 Montreal Expos. The Mariners will attempt to knock out both Canadian teams from this tournament. The winner of this series will face the #1 seed and World Champion New York Yankees. The Mariners are sending Rick Honeycutt (5-11 4.89 Grade 1) to the mound opposite 20 game winner Ross Grimsley (20-11 3.05 Grade 14). The Expos would waste no time scoring runs with 2 in the 3rd and 4th and single runs in the 4th and 5th. Honeycutt would be chased after 4 and the 6 runs through 5 was more than enough for Grimsley. Grimsley would go all nine just giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and the Expos win 8-5.
WP: Ross Grimsley (1-0)
LP: Rick Honeycutt (0-1)
HR’s: Leon Roberts (1)
Game 2 will feature a pitching matchup of Mitchell vs Rogers.