Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Rangers

Game 3 from Arlington Stadium features a pitching matchup of Larry Gura (16-4 2.72 Grade 15) for the Royals vs Doyle Alexander (9-10 3.86 Grade 6) for the Rangers.

Offenses start out slow as both team can only manage a single run through 4 innings. The Rangers would bust out in the bottom of the 6th scoring 3 runs. Richie Zisk and Toby Harrah with big hits to give the Rangers the lead. The seventh would provide more fireworks as Zisk again would provide a big hit, this time a Grand Slam homer to left.

Alexander and the Ranger bullpen would do the rest and secure the 8-3 victory and get the Rangers right back into this series.

Final Score: Rangers 8, Royals 3

WP: Doyle Alexander (1-0)

LP: Larry Gura (0-1)

HR’s: Rangers – Richie Zisk (1), Royals – Darrell Porter (1)

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