Game 7 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Royals

Winner take all Game 7 pitchers are Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15) for the Padres versus Dennis Leonard (21-17 3.33 Grade 13) for the Royals.

The Padres would come out of the gate quick scoring 3 runs in the top on the first off Leonard. Jerry Turner with a bases clearing triple accounting for the RBI. The Royals would come back with 2 in the second as Al Cowens and Clint Hurdle get RBI singles.

Down 3-2 the Royals would tie it in the 7th as George Brett hits a sac fly to score Hurdle. With the score tied at 3 the Padres would explode for 5 runs in the 9th. Gene Richards and Dave Winfield again with big time hits. Perry would set the Royals down 1-2-3 in the 9th and the Cinderella run continues as the Padres move onto the Final 4.

Final Score: Padres 8, Royals 3

WP: Gaylord Perry (4-0)

LP: Dennis Leonard (1-3)

HR’s: None

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