Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

Game 5 with the series tied at 2 has a pitching matchup of Larry Gura (16-4 2.72 Grade 15) versus Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6).

The Royals would jump out on top as George Brett doubles and is brought home by a RBI single from Amos Otis. They would add another run in the 3rd as Frank White would come through with the clutch single. The Padres would answer as Dave Winfield would line a 2 run homer off Gura to tie the score.

With the score tied at 2, the Royals would add a run in the 5th and get two more in the 8th. Freddie Patek with a huge RBI double and Brett adding an insurance RBI single. Gura would take care of the rest as he would go the distance allowing only 4 hits.

Final Score: Royals 5, Padres 2

WP: Larry Gura (2-1)

LP: Eric Rasmussen (0-3)

HR’s: Dave Winfield (3)

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