Elite 8 matchup between the 14 seed San Diego Padres and the 6 seed Kansas City Royals. Game 1 pitching matchup of Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6) versus Larry Gura (16-4 2.72 Grade 15).
The Padres come out of the shoot quick as they get a 2 run homer from Dave Winfield in the top of the first. The Royals would answer back with 3 runs in the 2nd to take a 3-2 lead. Al Cowens and Pete LaCock with big hits. The pitching would settle after this as nether team could get anymore offense going. Both pitchers would go the distance but the Royals would win 3-2.
Final Score: Royals 3, Padres 2
WP: Larry Gura (1-1)
LP: Eric Rasmussen (0-2)
HR’s: Padres – Dave Winfield (2)