Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Royals
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…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Royals
Game 4 from San Diego Stadium has a pitching matchup of Paul Splittoff (19-13 3.40 Grade 13) for the Royals versus lefty Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14). Pitchers dominate for the first 3 innings before the Royals finally break through for a run in the 4th. John Wathan with a sac fly to score Al Cowens. The Padres would answer with 2 off Splittorff in the bottom half. The dynamic duo of Dave Winfield and Gene Tenace once again with big RBI hits. The Padres would add an insurance run in the 6th as Bill Almon drives in Gene Richards. This would be more than enough for Jones as he goes the distance and this series is tied. Final Score: Padres 3, Royals 1 WP: Randy Jones (4-0) LP:…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Royals vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Royals
Game 3 back in San Diego has a great pitching matchup featuring Dennis Leonard (21-17 3.33 Grade 13) vs Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15). This time the Royals would strike first scoring a run in the 2nd on a Pete LaCock double. The Royals would add another in the 4th to take a 2-0 lead. The Padres would finally get on the board against Leonard in the bottom half as Dave Winfield again drives in a run. Darrell Porter would give the Royals a 3-1 advantage he lines a homer to right in the 6th. In the bottom half the Padres would start the comeback. They would get 2 off Leonard as Winfield and Gene Tenace drive in runs. With the score tied at 3 the Padres would take…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Royals

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Royals

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Royals
Game 2 has a pitching matchup of Bob Owchinko (10-13 4.06 Grade 9) for the Padres versus Rich Gale (14-8 3.09 Grade 12). Padres again come out swinging as they score 3 on the first. Dave Winfield again and Gene Tenace with big RBI doubles. The Royals would once again answer, they score 2 in the 3rd on a John Wathan 2 run homer (only hit 2 during regular season). They score 2 more in the 3rd as Darrel Porter gets the big hit. The Royals would add another run in the 5th as Clint Hurdle doubles home Amos Otis to take a 5-3 lead. Gale would take care of the rest as he would go the distance and the Royals win the game 5-3 and take a 2-0 series…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Royals

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Royals

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Royals
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)
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Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Brewers

Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Reds
Game 6 in Milwaukee features starters Tom Hume (8-11 4.14 Grade 5) for the Reds versus ace lefty Mike Caldwell (22-9 2.36 Grade 19) for the Brewers. Just like Game 5 the Brewers would bat around in the first. Just like Game 5 they would score 5 runs. Larry Hisle, Cecil Cooper, and Sixto Lezcano with a 3-run shot to center with the big hits. The Brewers would go onto add 3 run innings in the 5th and 8th innings. Ben Oglivie with a homer to right in the 8th. The Reds could muster no offense against Caldwell and only managed 2 hits in the complete game shut out for the left. Brewers win the series 4-2 and face the Yankees in what should be a great, great series. Final…
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Reds
Series tied at 2 as we head to pivotal game 5. Brewers send to Bill Travers (12-11 4.41 Grade 4) to the mound and the Reds send Fred Norman (11-9 3.70 Grade 7). Brewers take control of this one as they bat around in the first and score 5 runs. Gorman Thomas with a big 2 run double. The Reds would get right back into the game scoring 3 in the 3rd. Ken Griffey would triple in Pete Rose and Joe Morgan would hit a 2 run homer. That would be pretty much all the Reds could muster. The Brewers would keep the offense coming. They would score 2 in the 4th, 2 in the 5th, and 5 in the 8th. Gorman Thomas would hit a grand slam homer in…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Reds
Game 4 has Jerry Augustine (13-12 4.54 Grade 4) starting for the Brewers and Tom Seaver (16-14 2.88 Grade 15). Starters come out hot as the game is scoreless through 3 innings. The Reds would break the scoreless tie in the 4th with a 2 run homer by Cesar Geronimo. They would get 2 more runs in the 6th as Johnny Bench lines a 2 run homer to left-center. With the score 4-0 the Brewers finally got on the board with a solo shot by Larry Hisle. That would be all Seaver would give up as he would go the distance as the Reds win the game and even the series. Final Score: Reds 4, Brewers 1 WP: Tom Seaver (2-0) LP: Jerry Augustine (1-1) HR's: Brewers - Larry Hisle…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Reds
Game 3 as we switch to Riverfront Stadium features starters Lary Sorensen (18-12 3.21 Grade 14) for the Brewers and Bill Bonham (11-5 3.53 Grade 6) for the Reds. The Reds struck first as Pete Rose doubles in Cesar Geronimo in the 2nd. The score would remain 1-0 with both pitchers in control until the 7th. The Indians would get a run as Buck Martinez delivers the tying hit. The score would remain 1-1 as we go to extras. Bonham was allowed to go out in the 10th and got them 1,2,3. He was rewarded as the Geronimo would double and Joe Morgan would deliver a 2 out game winning hit to win the game. Reds are back in the series down just 2-1. Final Score: Reds 2, Brewers 1…
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