Danny Jackson’s fires a complete-game five-hitter that cuts St. Louis Cardinals lead to 3-2 in the World Series as the Royals take Game 5, 6 – 1. The Royals struck first on Frank White’s groundout with runners on second and third in the top of the first off of Bob Forsch, but the Cardinals tied it off of Jackson in the bottom half on back-to-back two-out doubles by Tom Herr and Jack Clark.
The Royals broke the game open in the second when Buddy Biancalana singled to score Jim Sundberg, who doubled with one out. After Lonnie Smith walked, Willie Wilson tripled home both runs to make it 4-1 chasing Forsch. The Royals added to their lead in the eight off of Jeff Lahti on shortstop Ozzie Smith‘s throwing error on Jackson’s ground ball, then in the ninth on Pat Sheridan‘s RBI double. Jackson also won Game 5 in the ALCS when the Royal’s came back from down 3-1.
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