Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Tigers vs Brewers

Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Tigers vs Brewers

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Must win Game 6 for the Tigers has them sending Milt Wilcox (13-13 3.76 Grade 8) to the mound against Lary Sorensen (18-12 3.21 Grade 14). The Tigers did exactly what the needed to do grabbing a quick 2-0 lead in the first. Rusty Staub and Milt May providing RBI. The Tigers would get another one in the 4th to take a 3-0 lead into the late innings. The Brewers would finally get to Wilcox in the 7th as Paul Molitor and Don Money get RBI singles to bring the game to a 3-2 score. The Tigers would bring on closer John Hiller with 2 outs in the 8th and he would get the final 4 outs to preserve the game and send us to a 1978 Tournament first Game…
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

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With the series tied at 2, pivotal Game 5 startes are stud lefty Mike Caldwell (22-9 2.36 Grade 19) versus Jim Slaton (17-11 4.12 Grade 8). The Brewers would grab a run early as Larry Hisle drives in Paul Molitor for 1-0 lead for the Brewers. This would be all Caldwell would need as he was in complete control only allowing 1 hit (Double by Aurelio Rodriguez in the 3rd) in the complete game shutout. Slaton pitched a great game as well going the distance allowing only 2 runs and 6 hits. Caldwell did exactly what you expect from your ace stopper. Brewers now lead the series 3-2 as we head back to County Stadium. Final Score: Brewers 2, Tigers 0 WP: Mike Caldwell (2-0) LP: Jim Slaton (0-3) HR's:…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

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Game 4 has the Tigers trying to even the series and sending Jack Billingham (15-8 3.88 Grade 8) to the hill opposite lefty Bill Travers (12-11 4.41 Grade 4). Pitchers come out on point in this one as through 5 inning only the Brewers manage to get a single run. In the bottom of the 6th the Tigers would finally get to Travers, scoring 2 runs. Huge bases loaded double by Steve Kemp providing the RBI. Billingham kept the Tigers at bay until the 8th when Larry Hisle sends a moon shot to center to even the score at 2. That would be the end of both starter's nights, both giving their teams great outings. The bullpens for both teams would come in and pitch well. The Brewers would bring…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

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Pivotal Game 3, with the series tied at 1, has Jerry Augustine (13-12 4.54 Grade 4) for the Brewers vs Dave Rozema (9-12 3.14 Grade 12) for the Tigers. The Brewers would get a quick lead as Paul Molitor would send the first pitch of the game over the left field wall for a 1-0 lead. They would come right back and get 5 more off Rozema, Don Money with a 3 run shot to center. With the Brewers up 6-0, the Tigers would come roaring back with a huge 5 run inning in the 5th. Aurelio Rodriguez with a big homer to get the Tigers back in the game. With the game 6-5 the Brewers would turn to their bullpen. Bob McClure and Bill Castro get the last 12…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Tigers vs Brewers

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Tigers vs Brewers

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Game 2 has a pitching matchup of Milt Wilcox (13-12 3.76 Grade 8) for the Tigers and Lary Sorensen (18-12 3.21 Grade 14) for Milwaukee. The Tigers needing a win to even the series gets a run in the 1st via RBI from Lou Whitaker. Brewers would answer right back with a run of their own in the first to tie the game. In the top of the 4th Jason Thompson would line a double to right to score Whitaker to give the Tigers the lead 2-1. After this point pitching took over as Wilcox, Kip Young, and John Hiller shut down the Brewers. They would retire 15 of the last 16 batters of the game and this series is tied at 1. Final Score: Tigers 2, Brewers 1 WP:…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Tigers vs Brewers

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Tigers vs Brewers

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This Sweet 16 matchup is between the #13 seed Detroit Tigers vs. the #4 seed Milwaukee Brewers. The Tigers finished the season 86-76 good for 5th in the AL East. The Brewers finished 93-69 and finished 3rd in the AL East. The Tigers send Jim Slaton (17-11 4.12 Grade 8) to the mound opposite Mike Caldwell (22-9 2.36 Grade 19). The Brewers would come out of the gate strong with a run in the second and two in the 3rd to give Caldwell a 3-0 lead. The Tigers would get one back in the 4th as Steve Kemp triples and comes home on a ground out. The Brewers would answer back with a run in the 5th, Robin Yount with the RBI. The Brewers would break the game open in…
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