Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Rangers

Must win Game 5 for the Rangers as they send ace John Matlack (15-13 2.27 Grade 18) to the mound versus Dennis Leonard (21-17 3.33 Grade 13).

No one the Rangers would rather have on the mound than their ace lefty and he didn’t disappoint. Matlack would go the distance allowing only 5 hits and a lone run in the 9th. The Rangers offense would once again be lead by Al Oliver as his 2 run double in the 6th broke the game open for the Rangers. Rangers for a Game 6 back in Royals Stadium.

Final Score: Rangers 4, Royals 1

WP: John Matlack (1-1)

LP: Dennis Leonard (1-1)

HR’s: None

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