Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Must win game 5 for the Red Sox as they send Luis Tiant (13-8 3.31 Grade 11) to the mound opposite Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14). The Red Sox jump out quick against Jones and get 2 in the first as Jim Rice hits a 2 run homer. The Padres would answer with a run of their own via solo homer Oscar Gamble. The Padres would tie it at 2 in the 5th as unbelievably Ozzie Smith homers again. His second homer of the playoffs. The score would remain tied until the 8th when Rice again would come through with an RBI single. The Sox would get an insurance run in the 9th as Dwight Evans would single home Jack Brohamer. Bob Stanley would take care of the rest…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Game 4 from San Diego Stadium has starters Mike Torrez (16-13 3.96 Grade 8) for the Red Sox versus Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.96 Grade 15) for the Padres. Red Sox would get the first run scoring as Jim Rice would single home Jerry Remy in the 3rd. The Padres would answer (as they have done this whole tournament) with 3 in the bottom half. Oscar Gamble would take a Torrez pitch over the center field wall for a 3 run homer. The Padres would add an insurance run in the 4th as Gene Tenace would lead off the inning with a solo shot. The Red Sox could muster no more offense against Perry and the Padres now have a 3-1 advantage in this series. Final Score: Padres 4, Red Sox…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Game 3 with the Padres up 2-0 features starters Dennis Eckersley (20-8 2.99 Grade 14) for the Red Sox and Bob Owchinko (10-13 3.56 Grade 9) for the Padres. The Red Sox would score first in this game as they get a 2 run homer from Butch Hobson in the 2nd inning. They would add a run in the 3rd thanks to a 2 out RBI from Carl Yastrzemski. Eckersley would help himself with a sac fly RBI in the 4th to make it a 4-0 lead for the Red Sox. This was more than enough as Eckersley would scatter 7 hits and throw a complete game shut out and get the Red Sox their first win of the series. Final Score: Red Sox 4, Padres 0 WP: Dennis Eckersley…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Game 2 has starters Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6) for the Padres versus Bill Lee (10-10 3.46 Grade 9). Pitchers start the game in control as the game is scoreless through 5. The Padres would end the drought with 3 in the 6th as Gene Richards hits a 3 run homer, his second of the series. The Padres would get 4 more in the 7th as Ozzie Smith triples home a run, Richards triples home Smith, and then Dave Winfield hits a 2 run homer. The Red Sox would try to get back in the game as Fred Lynn hits a 3 run homer in 8th but Rollie Fingers comes in again to slam the door. Final Score: Padres 7, Red Sox 4 WP: Eric Rasmussen (1-3) LP: Bill…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
This Final Four matchup features the Cinderella #14 seed San Diego Padres versus the #2 Boston Red Sox. The Padres send lefty starter Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14) versus Luis Tiant (13-8 3.31 Grade 11) for the Red Sox. The game was scoreless through 3 and then the Padres scored 2 in the 4th as Gene Richards hits a 2 run homer off Tiant. The Padres would add another run in the 6th via solo home run by Oscar Gamble. In the 8th the Padres would score again as Gamble would double home a run to give the Padres a 4-0 lead. The Red Sox would finally score in the bottom of the 8th as Rick Burleson would deliver a RBI hit. The Padres would get that run back…
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Yankees
Must win Game 5 for the Brewers and they send Lary Sorensen (18-12 3.21 Grade 14) to the mound versus all world Ron Guidry (25-3 1.74 Grade 24). Yankees trying to finish this series off an go to the finals score first. Ben Oglivie error allows Willie Randolph to score. The Brewers would answer as they get an RBI from Cecil Cooper in the bottom half. The Yankees would get the inning they were looking for and it once again came from the bat of Reggie Jackson. Jackson takes a Sorensen pitch over the wall in right for a 3 run homer in the 3rd. The Brewers would try chipping away scoring another run in the 3rd. Sal Bando with the big RBI hit. The would get another in the…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Yankees
After an incredible Game 3, Game 4 starters are Jim Beattie (6-9 3.73 Grade 5) for the Yankees and Brewer ace Mike Caldwell (22-9 2.36 Grade 19). The Brewers get a quick run in the first via a sac fly from Larry Hisle. They would add another run in the 2nd as Charlie Moore singles in Gorman Thomas. The Yankees would finally get to Caldwell in the 6th as Reggie Jackson would single in Lou Piniella. With the score 2-1 Milwaukee the Yankees would grab their first lead with 2 in the 8th. Lou Piniella once again with a solo homer and Chris Chambliss with an RBI single. In the bottom of the 8th the Brewers would tie it off Gossage as an error by Piniella would allow Sixto Lezcano…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Yankees
Game 3 was the game of the tournament so far. Pitching matchup of Dick Tidrow (7-11 3.84 Grade 6) for the Yankees and Bill Travers (12-11 4.41 Grade 4) for the Brewers. What a game!! The Yankees would get a run in the first via RBI single from Lou Piniella. The Brewers would answer immediately with 2 in the bottom half. Ben Oglivie with a homer. In the 3rd the Brewers would score 4 more, Cecil Cooper with a 2 run homer. With the score 6-1 Brewers, the Yankees would explode for 6 runs in the 5th. Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson both with 2 run homers in the inning. The Brewers would get the lead back as Larry Hisle hits a 2 run homer off Catfish Hunter. After the…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Yankees

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Yankees
Game 2 features a pitching matchup of Jerry Augustine (13-12 4.54 Grade 4) versus Ed Figueroa (20-9 2.99 Grade 15). The Yankees would grab a quick lead with 2 runs in the first. Lou Piniella with a 2 out single and Reggie Jackson again with a 2 run homer. The Yankees would explode for 6 in the 3rd. Cliff Johnson with a 2 run homer the big blow. The Brewers would try to get back in the game as they get a solo homer from Sixto Lezcano in the 5th. The would add 3 more on the 6 courtesy of a 3 run homer from Larry Hisle. In the 7th Ben Oglivie would remove Figueroa from the game with a solo homer to make it 8-5. Sparky Lyle and Goose…
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