Masterful pitching performance by Valenzuela sets up a must win for the Cardinals as they send Danny Cox (18-9 2.88 Grade 15Z) vs Orel Hershiser (19-3 2.03 Grade 20YZG).
Pitchers come out as you would expect throwing up 0’s for the first 3 innings. In the 4th the Dodgers would break through. Pedro Guerrero would triple down the right field line to score Mike Scioscia. It would remain 1-0 Dodgers until the 7th when the Dodgers would add another run courtesy of a 2 out RBI single by defensive replacement Bob Bailor.
Hershiser would take care of the rest as unbelievably he would only allow 1 hit a second inning double to Terry Pendleton. He would end up walking 4 men but back to back 1 hit shutouts of a team the caliber of the Cardinals is unbelievable. Just shocking to watch unfold. The Dodgers flip the script on the Cardinals as they won 4-2 in the NLCS.
Dodgers move on to the finals where they will face the winner of the Mets and Blue Jays series.
Final Score: Dodgers 2, Cardinals 0
WP: Orel Hershiser (3-1)
LP: Danny Cox (2-2)