Tigers with a commanding 2-0 lead send Milt Wilcox (17-8 4.00 Grade 9) to the hill versus Charlie Leibrandt (11-7 3.63 Grade 6).
The Royals with their backs against the wall score their first run of the series in the 2nd as Frank White hits a sac fly that scores Daryl Motley. The Royals would add another run in the 5th as Don Slaught takes Wilcox deep for a 2-0 lead.
The Tigers get a run back in the 6th as Barbaro Garbey drives in Lance Parrish with a single. With the score 2-1 the Royals bring in Dan Quisenberry for the save, but the Tigers would have other ideas. Alan Trammell would single, Kirk Gibson would reach on a fielder’s choice and Lance Parrish would send the first pitch he sees over the wall for a 3-2 lead. MVP Willie Hernandez gets the last 6 outs of the game for the win and a sweep for the Tigers.
Final Score: Tigers 3, Royals 2
WP: Willie Hernandez (1-0)
LP: Dan Quisenberry (0-1)
HR’s: Royals – Don Slaught (1), Tigers – Lance Parrish (1)
Scoring 2 runs in the 3 games is not going to cut it as the Royals offense had nothing for Detroit pitching in this series. Tigers vs Padres for the 1984 World Series!