Tigers with a 2-1 advantage in the series go back to ace Jack Morris (19-11 3.60 Grade 11YZ) versus Eric Show (15-9 3.40 Grade 12).
Pivotal Game 4 starts off great for each starter as we go 4 scoreless innings. The Tigers would grab the lead in the 5th as Chet Lemon with a triple to score Rupert Jones. Dave Bergman would line a double to the left-center field gap to make it 2-0. The Padres would get a run back in the top of the 6th as Graig Nettles doubles home Tony Gwynn. Key point of the whole game, after Nettles double the Padres had Steve Garvey on third and Nettles on second with no outs. Morris would get the next three batters without allowing another run.
In the 7th Lemon would strike again with a triple scoring Jones to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead. After a leadoff single in the 8th by Garvey the Tigers would bring in Willie Hernandez. Hernandez would do what he did throughout the regular season and slams the door over the 8th and 9th innings not allowing a baserunner. The Tigers have a commanding 3-1 lead and will go for the World Championship in Game 5.
Final Score: Tigers 3, Padres 1
WP: Jack Morris (2-1)
LP: Eric Show (1-1)
Save: Willie Hernandez (1)