Game 5 from Houston has the Yankees down 3-1 and sending Ron Guidry (22-6 3.27 Grade 14YZ) to the mound opposite Bob Knepper (15-13 3.55 Grade 11Z).
The Astros would score 2 in the first off Guidry. Jose Cruz would single in Bill Doran and Dickie Thon to put the pressure on the Yankees. The Astros would continue that pressure with 3 more in the 4th as Mark Bailey would line a 3 run homer to center. With the score 5-0 the Astros would add more insurance in the 6th as Knepper would help himself with a triple down the right field line to score 2.
This would be more than enough for Knepper as he would go the distance and shutout the Yankees and close out the series. The Yankees offense could get nothing going in this series. The Astros move on to face their division rivals Los Angeles Dodgers.
Final Score: Astros 7, Yankees 0
WP: Bob Knepper (2-0)
LP: Ron Guidry (0-2)
HR’s: Mark Bailey (2)