The Elite 8 is here and the #9 seed Chicago White Sox face off against the #1 seed St. Louis Cardinals. The White Sox come off a sweep of the Reds and the Cardinals beat the rival cubs in 5.
The Cardinals send Joaquin Andujar (21-12 3.40 Grade 14Z) to the mound as the White Sox send Tom Seaver (16-11 3.17 Grade 14YZ).
The pitchers keep the bats silent through 3 innings but the Cardinals would break through against Seaver in the 4th as Andy Van Slyke would hit a 2 run homer to right. In the 6th the Cards would add another run as Jack Clark would single home Willie McGee. The White Sox would load the bases in the 7th but Andujar would get out of the jam and go the distance scattering 6 hits.
Final Score: Cardinals 4, White Sox 0
WP: Joaquin Andujar (2-0)
LP: Tom Seaver (1-1)
HR’s: Cardinals – Andy Van Slyke (1)