Game 3 from Memorial Stadium has a matchup of Dennis Eckersley (20-8 2.99 Grade 14) versus Scott McGregor (15-13 3.32 Grade 12).
Pitchers have this game under control as the score remains 0-0 through 5 innings. In the top of the 6th the Red Sox would scratch across 2 runs. Fred Lynn with a sac fly and Carlton Fisk with an RBI single. The score would remain 2-0 until the bottom of the ninth when Eddie Murray would hit a 2 run homer to right to tie the game. Orioles would bring in Don Stanhouse in the 10th and the Red Sox would get a run as Fred Lynn would double and score on an error by Ken Singleton. The Orioles could not come back again in the bottom half and the Red Sox have a 3-0 series advantage.
Final Score: Red Sox 3, Orioles 2 (10)
WP: Dennis Eckersley (1-1)
LP: Don Stanhouse (0-2)
HR’s: Orioles – Eddie Murray (1)