This Sweet 16 matchup features the #16 Montreal Expos winners of their second round matchup with the Mariners and the #1 overall seed New York Yankees. The Expos finished 76-86 good for 4th in the NL East. The Yankees finished 100-63 1st in the AL East and was World Champions.
Game 1 saw Montreal send Dan Schatzeder (7-7 3.07 Grade 10) to the mound versus Cy Young Winner Ron Guidry (25-3 1.74 Grade 24).
Yankees waste no time coming out of the gates scoring. They score 2 in the first, Reggie Jackson hitting a 2 run bomb. They come right back and get 4 more in the 2nd for a commanding 6-0 lead. The Yanks add 4 more in the 8th, Lou Piniella with a 3 run shot to left. Guidry takes care of the rest giving up only 2 runs on 5 hits. Yankees win 11-2.
Final Score: Yankees 11, Expos 2
WP: Ron Guidy (1-0)
LP: Dan Schatzeder (0-1)
HR’s: Expos – Tony Perez (1), Yankees – Lou Piniella (1), Reggie Jackson (1)