The A’s with no room for error send Storm Davis (16-7 3.70 Grade 10Y) to the hill against all world Orel Hershiser (23-8 2.26 Grade 19YZ).
Both pitchers come out in command as we go 4 innings with no score. In the 5th the Dodgers get on the board with a 2 spot. RBI single by Tracy Woodson and sac fly RBI by Steve Sax account for the runs. The A’s would bounce back against Hershiser in the 6th as Jose Canseco would double in Walt Weiss with 2 out. Dave Parker would then double high off the wall in right to tie the game at 2.
The score would remain 2-2 heading to the 9th. Ron Hassey would lead off with a single. Pinch runner Luis Polonia would steal 2nd. Carney Lansford would get the sac bunt down to move Polonia to 3rd. Hershiser would get a huge strike out of Tony Phillips with the infield in. With 2 outs unsung hero Weiss would line a Hershiser 4 seamer to center to win the game 3-2 and keep the A’s in the series. We head back to LA for games 6 and 7.
Final Score: A’s 3, Dodgers 2
WP: Dennis Eckersley (3-0)
LP: Orel Hershiser (4-1)