Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Reds

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Reds

1985, 1985 Tournament, Reds, White Sox
Game 2 with the White Sox having the 1-0 advantage has a pitching matchup of Britt Burns (18-11 3.96 Grade 9X) versus Mario Soto (12-15 3.58 Grade 12X).   The White Sox again would strike first as they get 2 in the 2nd via long 2 run homer to left by Carlton Fisk. White Sox would continue to show off their power in the 4th as Ron Kittle would blast a homer to left. With the score 3-0 the Reds would get a run back in the 4th as Buddy Bell would single in Dave Parker. The White Sox would answer again in the 6th and once again with the long ball. Kittle takes Soto out one more time to left for a 2 run homer and a 5-1 lead.…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Reds

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox vs Reds

1985, 1985 Tournament, Reds, White Sox
In this Sweet 16 matchup the #9 Chicago White Sox face off against the #8 Cincinnati Reds. The Reds finished the season 89-72 and finished 2nd in the NL West. The White Sox finished 85-77 and 3rd in the AL West.   Game 1 from Riverfront Stadium features a pitching matchup of Tom Seaver (16-11 3.17 Grade 14YZ) for the White Sox and lefty Tom Browning (20-9 3.55 Grade 13YZ) for the White Sox. The White Sox would strike first as they would get a sac fly from Greg Walker and a 2 out RBI by Carlton Fisk in the 3rd. The Reds would answer back with a run of their own in the bottom half as Buddy Bell would drive in Eddie Milner. In the 4th Luis Salazar would…
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1985 Tournament Results – Cardinals beat Cubs 4-1

1985 Tournament Results – Cardinals beat Cubs 4-1

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
Cubs had golden opportunities in Game 1 and 2 to steal a game from their division rivals but couldn't seal the deal. The Cardinals showed why they are a #1 seed in winning a series when they got very little from ROY Vince Coleman and MVP Willie McGee.   Game 1 - Cardinals 3, Cubs 2 Game 2 - Cardinals 3, Cubs 3 Game 3 - Cardinals 6, Cubs 2 Game 4 - Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 Game 5 - Cardinals 6, Cubs 2   Cardinals move on to face the winner of the #8 Cincinnati Reds/ #9 Chicago White Sox series in the Elite 8.
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
Cardinals still up 3-1 send ace lefty John Tudor (21-8 1.93 Grade 20YZ) against Dennis Eckersley (11-7 3.08 Grade 10YZ).   The Cardinals jump on Eckersley quick as they get 2 runs in the top of the first. Jack Clark doubles in Tommy Herr and Andy Van Slyke singles in Clark. The Cardinals would pad their lead in the 5th with a run, Clark again with an RBI double. With Tudor in control the Cubs finally get to him in the 7th. Keith Moreland triples to lead off the inning and Leon Durham hits a big 2 run homer to get the Cubs within one at 3-2. Tudor would settle and get the next 3 batters.   With the score 3-2 the Cardinals would add huge insurance runs in the…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

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The Cubs with no room for error send Scott Sanderson (5-6 3.12 Grade 8YZ) to the mound versus Bob Forsch (9-6 3.90 Grade 4Z). The Cubs would get the lead in the 2nd as Chris Speier would single home Leon Durham with 2 outs. The Cubs would add 3 more in the 3rd, Durham driving 2 home with a double and Ron Cey singling home Durham. Cubs would add an insurance run in the 6th as Bob Dernier gets the 2 out RBI.   Sanderson pitched shutout ball into the 9th when the Cardinals would finally dent the scoreboard as Darrell Porter would drive in Terry Pendleton. Lee Arthur Smith would come in and get the final 3 outs and the Cubs stay alive and force Game 5 with a…
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1981 Season Replay – Reds vs Padres

1981 Season Replay – Reds vs Padres

1981, 1981 Season, Padres, Reds
Top of Reds lineup struggle all series long as Padres take 2 of 3.   4-13-81 Reds 2, Padres 1 WP: Mario Soto (1-1) LP: Tim Lollar (0-1) Save: Joe Price (2) HR's: None   4-14-81 Padres 5, Reds 3 WP: Juan Eichelberger (2-0) LP: Tom Seaver (1-1) Save: Gary Lucas (2) HR's: Joe LeFebvre (1)   4-15-81 Padres 4, Reds 3 WP: John Urrea (1-0) LP: Tom Hume (0-1) Save: Gary Lucas (3) HR's: None  
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
The Cardinals took both games in St. Louis and send Danny Cox (18-9 2.88 Grade 15Z) to the mound, the Cubs counter with 84 Cy Young Winner Rick Sutcliffe (8-8 3.18 Grade 9XZ).   The Cardinals would come out early and get a run in the first as Andy Van Slyke singles home Tommy Herr. The Cubs would answer right back with 2 in the bottom half. Keith Moreland and Leon Durham with RBI. Cardinals would bust out in the 3rd with 4 big runs. Van Slyke would double home 2 and Terry Pendleton would drive home 2 more with a clutch single.   With the score 5-2, Cox went into cruise control, only allowing 2 more hits the rest of the way. The complete game win gives the Cardinals…
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1981 Season Replay – Braves vs Astros

1981 Season Replay – Braves vs Astros

1981, 1981 Season, Astros, Braves
Astros bounce back from getting swept by the Dodgers to take 2 of 3 from the Braves.   4-13-81 Astros 6, Braves 2 WP: Nolan Ryan (1-0) LP: Rick Mahler (0-1) HR's: Astros - Alan Ashby (2)   4-14-81 Astros 2, Braves 1 WP: Joe Niekro (1-0) LP: Bob Walk (0-1) Save: Joe Sambito (1) HR's: Braves - Chris Chambliss (1)   4-15-81 Braves 4, Astros 2 WP: Gaylord Perry (1-0) LP: Don Sutton (0-2) Save: Rick Camp (2) HR's: Braves - Bruce Benedict (1)
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
Game 2 with the Cardinals leading 1-0 features a starting matchup of Steve Trout (9-7 3.39 Grade 8) for the Cubs and Joaquin Andujar (21-12 3.40 Grade 14Z) for the Cards.   The Cubs would come out of the gate in the first swinging the lumber. Ryne Sandberg take Andujar deep to center for a homer and 2 batters later Keith Moreland would do the same. With the score 2-0 Cubs the Cardinals would tie it up in the 2nd. Tom Nieto would single in Jack Clark and Andujar would lace a double to score Andy Van Slyke.   The score would remain 2-2 until the 5th when the Cardinals would grab the lead with 2 runs. An error by Chris Speier would allow Vince Coleman to reach first where…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
The 1985 Tournament is now underway and the first matchup in the Sweet 16 is the #1 seed St. Louis Cardinals vs the #16 seed Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals finished the season 101-61, 1st in the NL East and National League champs. The Cubs coming off a World Series appearance the year before finished a disappointing 77-84, 4th in the NL East.   The Cubs will send Dennis Eckersley (11-7 3.08 Grade 10YZ) vs John Tudor (21-8 1.93 Grade 20YZ) for the Cardinals. Pitchers would shut the bats down for the first three innings as we would remain scoreless. In the bottom of the 4th the Cardinals would put 2 on the board. Jack Clark would single in Tommy Herr and Terry Pendelton would double in Clark. The Cubs would…
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