APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – ALCS Game 3 – Orioles @ Angels

We head back to California for Game 3 with the series tied at 1. The Orioles will send Dennis Martinez (15-16 3.66 Grade 12Z) to the mound against Frank Tanana (7-5 3.89 Grade 3Z) for the Angels.


The Orioles would come out of the gate with 2 big runs in the 1st. Ken Singleton and Eddie Murray with big RBI hits. Tanana would settle and Martinez would be throwing 0’s on the scoreboard until the 7th. Dave Skaggs would match his regular season homer total with a homer down the left field line to make it 3-0, later in the inning Singleton and Doug DeCinces would drive in runs to make it 5-0 Orioles.


From there it was all El Presidente as Martinez would go the distance allowing only 6 hits in the shutout. Baltimore pitching has 2 shutouts against a real good hitting team in California. Must win Game 4 for the Angels will be tomorrow from Anaheim.


Final Score: Orioles 5, Angels 0

WP: Dennis Martinez (1-0)

LP: Frank Tanana (0-1)

HR’s: Orioles – Dave Skaggs (1)

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