The 1979 ALCS Playoff Replay has the AL West winning California Angels (90-72) against the AL East winners Baltimore Orioles (102-57). The Angles send Nolan Ryan (16-14 3.60 Grade 11XY) versus Jim Palmer (10-6 3.30 Grade 9Z). So a battle of future Hall of Famers in Game 1.
After 2 scoreless innings the Orioles would finally break through in the 3rd as a 2 out triple from Mark Belanger and a RBI single from Ken Singleton. In the 4th the Orioles would open it up with a 4 spot. 2 run double from Rick Dempsey and 2 run single by Al Bumbry accounting for the RBI.
With the score 5-0 the Orioles would get another in the 5th as Lee May would jack a homer to left. This would be way more than enough for Palmer as he would go the distance for a shut out victory scattering 5 hits. The Angles would only get a man to second one time in the dominate victory.
Final Score: Orioles 6, Angels 0
WP: Jim Palmer (1-0)
LP: Nolan Ryan (0-1)
HR’s: Orioles – Lee May (1)