Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, and Kenny Lofton all hit 2 homers for the Indians as they beat the White Sox 4 games to 2 in this matchup. The Indians will move on to face the top seed Montreal Expos in the Final Four in a series not to be missed. Game Summaries Below:
The White Sox win an awesome Game 7 4-3 to take the series from the Blue Jays. Ron Karkovice hits 3 solo homers and Robin Ventura drives in 6 big runs for the winners. White Sox move on to face the Indians in the Elite 8 in what should be a real fun series. Game Summaries Below.
This was a big time matchup. The Blue Jays win games 6 and 7 to move onto the Final Four. Gruber, Carter, and Maldonado all have multi-homer series and Jack Morris goes 2-0 with a 0.77 ERA. Blue Jays will face the Cardinals in the Final Four. Game Summaries Below
What a series!! The Indians storm out to a 3-0 lead as Chicago can't get any hitting. The White Sox would bust out the bats in Game 4 and take Game 5 and 6. Cleveland steadies themselves and wins Game 7 for the upset. John Farrell beats Black Jack McDowell twice in the series. Game recaps below.
Blue Jays go out to commanding 3-0 series lead before the White Sox charge back to even the series at 3. Blue Jays win Game 7 to move onto the semifinals to meet the Texas Rangers who beat the 1 seed Braves. Roborto Alomar bats .458 to win series MVP honors. Box scores below. [caption id="attachment_1915" align="alignnone" width="640"] jays-sox 93[/caption]
The Cardinals sweep this Elite 8 matchup as the White Sox offense was never able to get anything going against Cardinal pitching only scoring 4 runs in the series. The Cardinal offense did their normal thing with speed and occasional power to build leads in each game. Cardinal defense was clutch all series as well. The Cardinals move onto the Final Four to face the winner of the Dodger/Astros series. Game 1: Cardinals 4, White Sox 0 Game 2: Cardinals 5, White Sox 1 Game 3: Cardinals 5, White Sox 1 Game 4: Cardinals 3, White Sox 2
The White Sox with their backs against the wall down 3-0 send Gene Nelson (10-10 4.26 Grade 4YL) to the bump, while the Cardinals send stud lefty ace John Tudor (21-8 1.93 Grade 20YZG). Pitchers come out strong as the game stays scoreless through 4 innings. The Cardinals once again break the ice scoring 3 runs in the 5th as Willie McGee doubles in 2 runs and Tommy Herr singles home McGee. The White Sox would answer back with 2 of their own in the bottom half as Luis Salazar doubles home a run and Rudy Law singled home Salazar. With the score still 3-2 in the bottom of the 8th the White Sox would have runners on second and third but Tudor would get Ron Kittle to fly…
Back to Chicago for Game 3 and the White Sox send lefty Floyd Bannister (10-14 4.87 Grade 3XL) to the mound and the Cardinals send Bob Forsch (9-6 3.40 Grade 4Z). The Cardinals up 2-0 in the series continue to put the heat on by scoring first in the 3rd inning as Willie McGee hits a sac fly to score Vince Coleman. In the 4th they would add two more, Darrell Porter with a RBI double and Ozzie Smith added a RBI single. The Cardinals would add 2 more in the 6th to take a 5-0 lead. The White Sox would try to drum up a rally in the 7th as Rudy Law would single in Luis Salazar, but Forsch would stop the rally. The Cards bullpen would take…