Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

With the series tied at 2, pivotal Game 5 startes are stud lefty Mike Caldwell (22-9 2.36 Grade 19) versus Jim Slaton (17-11 4.12 Grade 8).

The Brewers would grab a run early as Larry Hisle drives in Paul Molitor for 1-0 lead for the Brewers. This would be all Caldwell would need as he was in complete control only allowing 1 hit (Double by Aurelio Rodriguez in the 3rd) in the complete game shutout. Slaton pitched a great game as well going the distance allowing only 2 runs and 6 hits. Caldwell did exactly what you expect from your ace stopper. Brewers now lead the series 3-2 as we head back to County Stadium.

Final Score: Brewers 2, Tigers 0

WP: Mike Caldwell (2-0)

LP: Jim Slaton (0-3)

HR’s: None

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