This Sweet matchup is between the #10 Montreal Expos and the #7 California Angels. The Expos finished the season 84-77 3rd in NL East, while the Angels finished 90-72 just 1 game back of the Royals in the AL West.
The Expos send Bryn Smith (18-5 2.91 Grade 14YZ) to the mound against Mike Witt (15-9 3.56 Grade 12Y). The Expos would come out of the gate with 2 runs in the first. A 2 run double by Hubie Brooks scores Vance Law and Andre Dawson. The Angels would answer right back with 2 of their own in the bottom half as Ruppert Jones and ageless Reggie Jackson go back to back to right field. The Angels would add two more in the 2nd, Dick Schofield and Brian Downing with RBI.
The Angles would add another in the 4th as Downing again would drive in a run, this time a double to left center. Another insurance run in the 7th would make the game 6-2. The Expos would try to make some noise in the 9th as they would plate a run and have 2 runners on, but Donnie Moore would come in and seal the deal. Angels take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Final Score: Angels 6, Expos 3
WP: Mike Witt (1-0)
LP: Bryn Smith (0-1)
Save: Donnie Moore (1)