Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Angels

Must win Game 5 for the Angels as they send Don Aase (11-8 4.03 Grade 5) to the mound versus Tom Seaver (16-14 2.88 Grade 15).

Pitchers come out strong as the Angels and Reds cant get anything going through 3 innings. The Reds would break through in the 4th with another clutch RBI by Dan Driessen. They would get two more in the 4th, a Joe Morgan would single up the middle to score Cesar Geronimo and Pete Rose. After getting yet another RBI hit from Driessen in the 7th the Reds had a commanding 4-0 lead and Seaver on the mound.

The Angles showed they aren’t done as they get a RBI double from Joe Rudi to score Don Baylor, but Seaver would shut them down from there for a complete game 7 hitter. Reds win 4-1 and win the series by the same 4-1 score.

Final Score: Reds 4, Angels 1

WP: Tom Seaver (1-0)

LP: Don Aase (0-1)

HR’s: None

Reds move on to the Elite 8 where they will face the winner of the series between the #4 Milwaukee Brewers and the #13 Detroit Tigers.

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