Category: ALCS

The Red Sox stage biggest comeback since 1929 as JD Drew delivers a walkoff single

The Red Sox, behind 7-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, score eight runs in the three last frames to beat the Rays in Game 5 of the ALCS at Fenway Park, 8-7. Boston’s comeback victory is the biggest postseason rally since the 1929 A’s tallied ten times in the seventh inning to wipe out an eight-run deficit against the Cubs in their 10-8 victory in Game 4 of the World Series.

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The Chicago White Sox clinch the American League pennant this is the White Sox’s first trip to the World Series since 1959.

The Chicago White Sox clinch the American League pennant with a 6 – 3 victory over the Angels at Angel Stadium. Jose Contreras becomes the fourth consecutive White Sox pitcher to throw a complete game, the first time this has happened since the 1956 New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers behind five straight complete games from Whitey Ford, Tom Sturdivant, Don Larsen (who pitched a perfect game), Bob Turley and Johnny Kucks. This is the White Sox’s first trip to the World Series since 1959.

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The Bloody Sock Game – Schilling and Red Sox force a deciding game 7 in ALCS

In a contest which features two reversed calls by the umpires, the Red Sox, three outs from being swept in Game 4, become the first team in baseball history after trailing the series 0-3 to force a Game 7. Curt Schilling, playing with a dislocated ankle tendon, turns in an outstanding pitching performance in Boston’s 4-2 victory over the Bombers in the Bronx ballpark, 4-2.

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Red Sox outlast the Yankees, 5-4, in Game 5 of the league championship in the 14th inning at Fenway Park.

After 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 471 pitches, the Red Sox outlast the Yankees, 5-4, in Game 5 of the league championship. Boston’s DH David Ortiz, who is the first player in baseball history to hit two walk-off home runs during the postseason, ends the longest game in ALCS history at 1:22 a.m. with a two-out single into center scoring Johnny Damon from second in the 14th inning at Fenway Park.

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Joining George Brett (Royals: 1978 ALCS Game 3), Reggie Jackson (Yankees: 1977 World Series Game 6), Bob Robertson (Pirates: 1971 NLCS Game 2), and Babe Ruth, (Yankees: 1928 World Series Game 4 and 1926 World Series Game 4), light-hitting second baseman Adam Kennedy becomes the fifth player to hit three homers in a postseason game, helping the Angels to secure their first World Series berth in the team’s 42 year-old history. Using a ten-run seventh inning, Anaheim beats the Twins 13-5 to capture the ALCS in five games.

Joining George Brett (Royals: 1978 ALCS Game 3), Reggie Jackson (Yankees: 1977 World Series Game 6), Bob Robertson (Pirates: 1971 NLCS Game 2), and Babe Ruth, (Yankees: 1928 World Series Game 4 and 1926 World Series Game 4), light-hitting second baseman Adam Kennedy becomes the fifth player to hit three homers in a postseason game, helping the Angels to secure their first World Series berth in the team’s 42 year-old history. Using a ten-run seventh inning, Anaheim beats the Twins 13-5 to capture the ALCS in five games.

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Mariano Rivera breaks Whitey Ford’s record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched in postseason play with 33 1/3 scoreless frames.

2000 – The New York Yankees batter the Seattle Mariners, 8 – 2, to take a 2 games to 1 lead in the ALCS. Bernie Williams and Tino Martinez hit back-to-back home runs in the 2nd inning for New York, while David Justice has three RBI. Mariano Rivera breaks Whitey Ford’s record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched in postseason play with 33 1/3 scoreless frames.

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The Oakland Athletics sweep the Boston Red Sox for the American League pennant

1990 – The Oakland Athletics sweep the Boston Red Sox for the American League pennant and their third straight trip to the World Series with a 3 – 1 victory. MVP Dave Stewart wins for the eighth straight time in head-to-head match-ups with Roger Clemens, who is ejected in the 2nd inning for arguing balls and strikes with umpire Terry Cooney.

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In Game 3 of the ALCS, the Royals beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, with George Brett contributing to the victory by going 4-for-4, driving in three runs, and scoring four times. The Kansas City third baseman, who will hit .348 with a .500 on-base percentage during the seven-game set with Toronto, will be selected as the series Most Valuable Player.

In Game 3 of the ALCS, the Royals beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, with George Brett contributing to the victory by going 4-for-4, driving in three runs, and scoring four times. The Kansas City third baseman, who will hit .348 with a .500 on-base percentage during the seven-game set with Toronto, will be selected as the series Most Valuable Player.

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The Milwaukee Brewers complete their comeback from a 2-0 ALCS deficit by edging the California Angels, 4 – 3, to earn their first-ever trip to the World Series

1982 – The Milwaukee Brewers complete their comeback from a 2-0 ALCS deficit by edging the California Angels, 4 – 3, to earn their first-ever trip to the World Series. Angels outfielder Fred Lynn bats .611 for the Series and is named MVP in a losing cause.

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 George Brett hits an upper-deck three-run home run off relief ace Goose Gossage to give the Kansas City Royals a 4 – 2 victory and a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.

1980 – George Brett hits an upper-deck three-run home run off relief ace Goose Gossage to give the Kansas City Royals a 4 – 2 victory and a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.

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After clinching the pennant with a 2-1 victory in Game 5 of the ALCS, Blue Moon Odom and Vida Blue give new meaning to the term the Swingin’ A’s

After clinching the pennant with a 2-1 victory in Game 5 of the ALCS, Blue Moon Odom and Vida Blue give new meaning to the term the Swingin’ A’s when the starting pitcher and the game’s closer begin to brawl in the clubhouse. Odom, who left after five innings having allowed a run on two hits, takes exception to the universal choke sign made by Vida Blue, when the reliever used the gesture to answer his own question, “How come you starters can’t finish what you begin.”

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After being drilled by a pitch in Game 2 of the ALCS, Bert Campaneris, 3-for-3 on the day, hurls his bat at Tiger pitcher Lerrin LaGrow, resulting with both players ejected from the game. In addition to being fined $500, the A’s shortstop is suspended for the rest of this series and five games to start next season, but will be permitted to play in the World Series.

After being drilled by a pitch in Game 2 of the ALCS, Bert Campaneris, 3-for-3 on the day, hurls his bat at Tiger pitcher Lerrin LaGrow, resulting with both players ejected from the game. In addition to being fined $500, the A’s shortstop is suspended for the rest of this series and five games to start next season, but will be permitted to play in the World Series.

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