Tag: October 16

The Red Sox win Game 3 of the ALCS, 8 – 2, as Steve Pearce breaks a 2 – 2 tie in the 6th with a solo homer just inside the left field foul pole and Jackie Bradley hits a grand slam off Roberto Osuna in the 8th.

The Red Sox win Game 3 of the ALCS, 8 – 2, as Steve Pearce breaks a 2 – 2 tie in the 6th with a solo homer just inside the left field foul pole and Jackie Bradley hits a grand slam off Roberto Osuna in the 8th.

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In the NLCS, the Brewers and Dodgers are locked in a 1 – 1 tie until the bottom of the 13th inning, when Cody Bellinger drives in Manny Machado with the winning run on a two-out single, the first run by the Dodgers since the 1st inning. The contest lasts 5 hours and 15 minutes, and requires the use of 16 pitchers.

In the NLCS, the Brewers and Dodgers are locked in a 1 – 1 tie until the bottom of the 13th inning, when Cody Bellinger drives in Manny Machado with the winning run on a two-out single, the first run by the Dodgers since the 1st inning. The contest lasts 5 hours and 15 minutes, and requires the use of 16 pitchers.

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C.C. Sabathia and three relievers handcuff Houston on four hits to take an 8-1 verdict over the Astros in Game 3 of the A.L.C.S. at Yankee Stadium. Aaron Judge and Todd Frazier drive in six of New York’s eight runs. Houston still leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1. 

2017 – C.C. Sabathia and three relievers handcuff Houston on four hits to take an 8-1 verdict over the Astros in Game 3 of the A.L.C.S. at Yankee Stadium. Aaron Judge and Todd Frazier drive in six of New York’s eight runs. Houston still leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1. 

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2017 – The Yankees notch their first win in the ALCS by defeating the Astros, 8 – 1, in Game 3 at home. Three-run homers by Todd Frazier and Aaron Judge help New York build an 8 – 0 lead by the end of the 4th, and they cruise from there as CC Sabathia is the winner over Charlie Morton.

2017 – The Yankees notch their first win in the ALCS by defeating the Astros, 8 – 1, in Game 3 at home. Three-run homers by Todd Frazier and Aaron Judge help New York build an 8 – 0 lead by the end of the 4th, and they cruise from there as CC Sabathia is the winner over Charlie Morton.

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The Dodgers even the NLCS at one win apiece with a 1 – 0 win ver the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Adrian Gonzalez accounts for all the offense with a solo homer off Kyle Hendricks in the 2nd inning, while Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen combine on a two-hitter.

The Dodgers even the NLCS at one win apiece with a 1 – 0 win ver the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Adrian Gonzalez accounts for all the offense with a solo homer off Kyle Hendricks in the 2nd inning, while Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen combine on a two-hitter.

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The San Francisco Giants win their third National League pennant in five years by defeating the Cardinals, 6 – 3, in Game 5 of the NLCS. Michael Morse hits a pinch-hit homer off Pat Neshek to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th, and Travis Ishikawa sends the Giants to the World Series with a three-run walk-off shot off Michael Wacha in the bottom of the 9th.

The San Francisco Giants win their third National League pennant in five years by defeating the Cardinals, 6 – 3, in Game 5 of the NLCS. Michael Morse hits a pinch-hit homer off Pat Neshek to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th, and Travis Ishikawa sends the Giants to the World Series with a three-run walk-off shot off Michael Wacha in the bottom of the 9th.

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Giants’ journeyman Travis Ishikawa’s walk-off three-run homer ends the NLCS, giving the team a 6-3 pennant-clinching victory over Cardinals in Game 5. San Francisco will face the Royals in an all wild-card World Series, their third all Fall Classic appearance in the past six seasons.

Giants’ journeyman Travis Ishikawa’s walk-off three-run homer ends the NLCS, giving the team a 6-3 pennant-clinching victory over Cardinals in Game 5. San Francisco will face the Royals in an all wild-card World Series, their third all Fall Classic appearance in the past six seasons.

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The Tigers shuffle their line-up before Game 4 of the ALCS, and it pays off as they defeat the Red Sox, 7 – 3, to even the series. Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera, moved up to the first two spots of the batting order, drive in two runs each as Doug Fister earns the win with 6 strong innings on the mound.

The Tigers shuffle their line-up before Game 4 of the ALCS, and it pays off as they defeat the Red Sox, 7 – 3, to even the series. Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera, moved up to the first two spots of the batting order, drive in two runs each as Doug Fister earns the win with 6 strong innings on the mound.

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Detroit takes a three games to none lead in the ALCS behind another strong performance by ace Justin Verlander. Verlander gives up no runs through the first 8 innings before allowing a lead-off homer to Eduardo Nunez in the 9th, but needs relief help from Phil Coke, who gets the last two outs in a 2 – 1 win. Delmon Young homers off Philip Hughes for the Bengals’ first run in the 4th, then Quintin Berry scores the second run on a double by Miguel Cabrera in the 5th.

Detroit takes a three games to none lead in the ALCS behind another strong performance by ace Justin Verlander. Verlander gives up no runs through the first 8 innings before allowing a lead-off homer to Eduardo Nunez in the 9th, but needs relief help from Phil Coke, who gets the last two outs in a 2 – 1 win. Delmon Young homers off Philip Hughes for the Bengals’ first run in the 4th, then Quintin Berry scores the second run on a double by Miguel Cabrera in the 5th.

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The Cardinals complete their very unlikely run to the World Series by beating the Brewers, 12 – 6, in Game 6 of the NLCS

The Cardinals complete their very unlikely run to the World Series by beating the Brewers, 12 – 6, in Game 6 of the NLCS at Miller Park. Series MVP David Freese opens the scoring with a three-run homer off Shaun Marcum in the 1st, but the Brewers once again manage to chase the Cards’ starter early, scoring 4 runs off Edwin Jackson in 2 innings. However, the Cardinals’ bats do not stop pounding, getting solo homers from Rafael Furcal and Albert Pujols off Chris Narveson as they pull to a 9 – 4 lead after 3 innings. Their bullpen is once again strong, giving up only 2 runs over the last 7 frames to send them forward to a meeting with the Texas Rangers in the Fall Classic.

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The Rangers record their first playoff win at home in the 50-year history of the franchise when they take Game 2 of the ALDS, defeating the Yankees, 7-2. The Rangers Ballpark victory ends a ten-game postseason losing streak against New York that includes yesterday’s heartbreaking loss in which Texas had an early 5-0 lead over the Bronx Bombers.

The Rangers record their first playoff win at home in the 50-year history of the franchise when they take Game 2 of the ALDS, defeating the Yankees, 7-2. The Rangers Ballpark victory ends a ten-game postseason losing streak against New York that includes yesterday’s heartbreaking loss in which Texas had an early 5-0 lead over the Bronx Bombers.

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The Dodgers tie the NLCS at one game apiece by defeating the Phillies, 2 – 1, at Dodger Stadium. After a classic pitching duel between Pedro Martinez and Vicente Padilla, punctuated only by a solo home run by Ryan Howard, the Dodgers score two runs in the 8th, the game-winner on a bases-loaded walk. Jonathan Broxton picks up the save.

The Dodgers tie the NLCS at one game apiece by defeating the Phillies, 2 – 1, at Dodger Stadium. After a classic pitching duel between Pedro Martinez and Vicente Padilla, punctuated only by a solo home run by Ryan Howard, the Dodgers score two runs in the 8th, the game-winner on a bases-loaded walk. Jonathan Broxton picks up the save.

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The Yankees take Game 1 of the ALCS with a 4 – 1 win over the Angels at New Yankee Stadium. The Yanks take advantage of three Angel errors to score their runs, but the critical play is a two-out pop-up that falls untouched between 3B Chone Figgins and SS Erick Aybar in the 1st, allowing Johnny Damon to score the Yankees’ second run. CC Sabathia pitches 8 innings for the win and Mariano Rivera gets the save.

The Yankees take Game 1 of the ALCS with a 4 – 1 win over the Angels at New Yankee Stadium. The Yanks take advantage of three Angel errors to score their runs, but the critical play is a two-out pop-up that falls untouched between 3B Chone Figgins and SS Erick Aybar in the 1st, allowing Johnny Damon to score the Yankees’ second run. CC Sabathia pitches 8 innings for the win and Mariano Rivera gets the save.

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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.

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 first pitch of a potential Game 6 of the World Series will begin eight minutes later to accommodate Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama’s desire to purchase the 8-8:30 p.m. slot on the Fox network, the same airtime the campaign has secured on CBS and NBC. The Tropicana Field game is now scheduled to start at 8:35 p.m.

The first pitch of a potential Game 6 of the World Series will begin eight minutes later to accommodate Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama’s desire to purchase the 8-8:30 p.m. slot on the Fox network, the same airtime the campaign has secured on CBS and NBC. The Tropicana Field game is now scheduled to start at 8:35 p.m.

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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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Bill Stoneman, citing he wants to spend more time with his wife, retires as the general manager of the Angels, a post he has held since the end of 1999. The 63 year-old executive, who was at the helm for the team’s only World Championship (2002), will remain with the club as a senior advisor.

Bill Stoneman, citing he wants to spend more time with his wife, retires as the general manager of the Angels, a post he has held since the end of 1999. The 63 year-old executive, who was at the helm for the team’s only World Championship (2002), will remain with the club as a senior advisor.

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After finishing 93-69 to win the AL West and sweeping the Twins in the ALDS, Ken Macha is fired when the A’s are eliminated from the postseason by the Tigers. Oakland GM Billy Beane cites a lack of communication between the players and the manager, who compiled a 368-280 record and brought the team to the playoffs twice in his four-year tenure in the dugout.

After finishing 93-69 to win the AL West and sweeping the Twins in the ALDS, Ken Macha is fired when the A’s are eliminated from the postseason by the Tigers. Oakland GM Billy Beane cites a lack of communication between the players and the manager, who compiled a 368-280 record and brought the team to the playoffs twice in his four-year tenure in the dugout.

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Former Manager of the Year (1995 and 2001 Mariners) Lou Piniella inks a three-year contract worth approximately $10 million, which has an option for a fourth year to manage the Cubs. The 64 year-old fiery skipper, who is replacing Dusty Baker (66-96), has a record of 1,519-1,420 during his 18-year managerial tenure with the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, and Devil Rays.

Former Manager of the Year (1995 and 2001 Mariners) Lou Piniella inks a three-year contract worth approximately $10 million, which has an option for a fourth year to manage the Cubs. The 64 year-old fiery skipper, who is replacing Dusty Baker (66-96), has a record of 1,519-1,420 during his 18-year managerial tenure with the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, and Devil Rays.

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Jason Lane homers and Morgan Ensberg hits the decisive sacrifice fly to nip the Cardinals, 2-1, giving Houston a 3-1 edge in the N.L.C.S. Brandon Backe and four relievers hold St. Louis to just five hits. Frustrations spill over for the Redbirds as skipper Tony LaRussa and slugger Jim Edmonds are ejected for arguing pitches with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi. Sparkling defense ends the ninth when Eric Bruntlett and Adam Everett turn a double play on John Mabry’s roller. 

2005 – Jason Lane homers and Morgan Ensberg hits the decisive sacrifice fly to nip the Cardinals, 2-1, giving Houston a 3-1 edge in the N.L.C.S. Brandon Backe and four relievers hold St. Louis to just five hits. Frustrations spill over for the Redbirds as skipper Tony LaRussa and slugger Jim Edmonds are ejected for arguing pitches with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi. Sparkling defense ends the ninth when Eric Bruntlett and Adam Everett turn a double play on John Mabry’s roller. 

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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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Pitcher Brandon Backe allows one run while striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings and Jason Lane goes 2 for 3 with a solo home run to lead Houston to a 2 – 1 victory over St. Louis in Game 4 of the NLCS. Houston can clinch its first World Series appearance with a win in Game 5.

Pitcher Brandon Backe allows one run while striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings and Jason Lane goes 2 for 3 with a solo home run to lead Houston to a 2 – 1 victory over St. Louis in Game 4 of the NLCS. Houston can clinch its first World Series appearance with a win in Game 5.

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2004 – Roger Clemens cools off the Cardinal bats with seven innings of four-hit ball as the Astros win Game Three of the N.L.C.S., 5-2. Jeff Kent homers in the opening frame and Houston nurses a 3-2 advantage until Carlos Beltran and Lance Berkman drill solo shots to give the bullpen some breathing room . St. Louis still leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1. 

2004 – Roger Clemens cools off the Cardinal bats with seven innings of four-hit ball as the Astros win Game Three of the N.L.C.S., 5-2. Jeff Kent homers in the opening frame and Houston nurses a 3-2 advantage until Carlos Beltran and Lance Berkman drill solo shots to give the bullpen some breathing room . St. Louis still leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1. 

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2001 – Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks stops his postseason losing streak with a 2 – 0 win over Atlanta in Game 1 of the NLCS. Johnson allows three hits and strikes out 11. Reggie Sanders and Luis Gonzalez drive home runs for the Diamondbacks.

2001 – Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks stops his postseason losing streak with a 2 – 0 win over Atlanta in Game 1 of the NLCS. Johnson allows three hits and strikes out 11. Reggie Sanders and Luis Gonzalez drive home runs for the Diamondbacks.

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In Game 5 of the NLCS, the Mets capture their fourth National League pennant when Mike Hampton throws a complete-game three-hit shutout, blanking the Cardinals at Shea Stadium, 7-0. Bobby Valentine’s team joins the 1997 Marlins as the only other wild-card team to advance to the World Series.

In Game 5 of the NLCS, the Mets capture their fourth National League pennant when Mike Hampton throws a complete-game three-hit shutout, blanking the Cardinals at Shea Stadium, 7-0. Bobby Valentine’s team joins the 1997 Marlins as the only other wild-card team to advance to the World Series.

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2000 – The Mets defeat the Cardinals, 7 – 0, behind pitcher Mike Hampton, to win their first pennant since 1986. Hampton takes NLCS MVP honors with his 16 scoreless innings and two victories. Todd Zeile drives in three runs with a bases-loaded double for New York.

2000 – The Mets defeat the Cardinals, 7 – 0, behind pitcher Mike Hampton, to win their first pennant since 1986. Hampton takes NLCS MVP honors with his 16 scoreless innings and two victories. Todd Zeile drives in three runs with a bases-loaded double for New York.

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The New York Mets trip the Atlanta Braves, 3 – 2, to stay alive in the NLCS. John Olerud has all three New York runs with a solo home run in the 6th inning, and a two-run single off John Rocker in the 8th. Brian Jordan and Ryan Klesko hit back-to-back homers in the 8th for the Braves’ two runs. Rick Reed, the Mets starter, shuts out Atlanta over the first seven innings on a single hit.

The New York Mets trip the Atlanta Braves, 3 – 2, to stay alive in the NLCS. John Olerud has all three New York runs with a solo home run in the 6th inning, and a two-run single off John Rocker in the 8th. Brian Jordan and Ryan Klesko hit back-to-back homers in the 8th for the Braves’ two runs. Rick Reed, the Mets starter, shuts out Atlanta over the first seven innings on a single hit.

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The Boston Red Sox roll over the Yankees, 13 – 1, behind the strong pitching of Pedro Martinez. Nomar Garciaparra gets four hits for Boston, while John Valentin get five RBI. Garciaparra, Valentin and Brian Daubach all hit home runs for the Sox. The Yankees now lead the ALCS, 2 games to 1

The Boston Red Sox roll over the Yankees, 13 – 1, behind the strong pitching of Pedro Martinez. Nomar Garciaparra gets four hits for Boston, while John Valentin get five RBI. Garciaparra, Valentin and Brian Daubach all hit home runs for the Sox. The Yankees now lead the ALCS, 2 games to 1

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1993 – Toronto puts the game away with a three-run rally in the 7th inning at the SkyDome in Game 1 of the World Series, behind home runs by John Olerud and Devon White. Reliever Al Leiter gets the 8 – 5 victory against the Phillies.

1993 – Toronto puts the game away with a three-run rally in the 7th inning at the SkyDome in Game 1 of the World Series, behind home runs by John Olerud and Devon White. Reliever Al Leiter gets the 8 – 5 victory against the Phillies.

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1991 – Behind another brilliant performance by pitcher Steve Avery, the Atlanta Braves win the third 1 – 0 game-score of the National League Championship Series to force a seventh game in Pittsburgh. Catcher Greg Olson doubles home the only run of the game in the 9th inning, as Ron Gant collects his sixth stolen base of the Series for a new playoff record.

1991 – Behind another brilliant performance by pitcher Steve Avery, the Atlanta Braves win the third 1 – 0 game-score of the National League Championship Series to force a seventh game in Pittsburgh. Catcher Greg Olson doubles home the only run of the game in the 9th inning, as Ron Gant collects his sixth stolen base of the Series for a new playoff record.

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At Dodger Stadium, Don Baylor becomes the first player to participate in three consecutive World Series for three different teams when he pinch-hits in the eighth inning of the A’s 6-0 loss to L.A. in the second game of the Fall Classic. The 39 year-old veteran played with the pennant-winning Red Sox in 1986 and the World Champion Twins in 1987.

At Dodger Stadium, Don Baylor becomes the first player to participate in three consecutive World Series for three different teams when he pinch-hits in the eighth inning of the A’s 6-0 loss to L.A. in the second game of the Fall Classic. The 39 year-old veteran played with the pennant-winning Red Sox in 1986 and the World Champion Twins in 1987.

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Major League Baseball gets its first intrastate World Series since 1974, as the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals win their respective playoff series. Kansas City wins the ALCS with a 6 – 2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 7, capping a comeback from a 3 – 1 deficit. While at Dodger Stadium, Jack Clark hits a dramatic three-run home run off the Dodgers’ Tom Niedenfuer with two outs in the top of the 9th inning and first base open, to give the Cardinals a 7 – 5 victory and a 4-2 Series victory

1985 – Major League Baseball gets its first intrastate World Series since 1974, as the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals win their respective playoff series. Kansas City wins the ALCS with a 6 – 2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 7, capping a comeback from a 3 – 1 deficit. While at Dodger Stadium, Jack Clark hits a dramatic three-run home run off the Dodgers’ Tom Niedenfuer with two outs in the top of the 9th inning and first base open, to give the Cardinals a 7 – 5 victory and a 4-2 Series victory

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Eddie Murray hits two home runs and Scott McGregor pitches a five-hitter to give the Baltimore Orioles the World Series championship in five games

1983 – Eddie Murray hits two home runs and Scott McGregor pitches a five-hitter to give the Baltimore Orioles a 5 – 0 victory, its fourth straight over the Philadelphia Phillies, to give the Orioles the World Series championship in five games. Baltimore catcher Rick Dempsey, who hit .385 with four doubles and a home run, is named the Series MVP.

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1981 – In Game 3 of the 1981 NLCS, the Montreal Expos win, 4 – 1, over the Los Angeles Dodgers behind pitcher Steve Rogers. Jerry White’s three-run home run is the big blow in the four-run 5th inning. Montreal now leads the Series, 2 games to 1.

1981 – In Game 3 of the 1981 NLCS, the Montreal Expos win, 4 – 1, over the Los Angeles Dodgers behind pitcher Steve Rogers. Jerry White’s three-run home run is the big blow in the four-run 5th inning. Montreal now leads the Series, 2 games to 1.

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1979 – Pittsburgh Pirates starter John Candelaria and closer Kent Tekulve combine on a 4 – 0 shutout over the Baltimore Orioles as the Pirates send the World Series to its seventh game. Jim Palmer is the losing pitcher.

1979 – Pittsburgh Pirates starter John Candelaria and closer Kent Tekulve combine on a 4 – 0 shutout over the Baltimore Orioles as the Pirates send the World Series to its seventh game. Jim Palmer is the losing pitcher.

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In Game 1 of the World Series Dan Driessen becomes the first National League player to be used as a designated hitter in the Reds 5-1 win

In Game 1 of the World Series against the Yankees, Dan Driessen, batting fifth in the Reds lineup, becomes the first National League player to be used as a designated hitter. The DH was not employed before this year’s Fall Classic, although the concept had been adopted and used in the American League since 1973.

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1974 – Pitcher Ken Holtzman, who hasn’t batted in the regular season because of the designated hitter rule, belts a 3rd-inning home run off Andy Messersmith in Game 4 and gets the 5 – 2 victory. Rollie Fingers holds the Dodgers in relief and Oakland takes a 3-1 Series lead. Holtzman remains the last pitcher in American League history to hit a home run at home.

1974 – Pitcher Ken Holtzman, who hasn’t batted in the regular season because of the designated hitter rule, belts a 3rd-inning home run off Andy Messersmith in Game 4 and gets the 5 – 2 victory. Rollie Fingers holds the Dodgers in relief and Oakland takes a 3-1 Series lead. Holtzman remains the last pitcher in American League history to hit a home run at home.

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1973 – The Oakland Athletics win Game 3 of the World Series in 11 innings as Bert Campaneris gets the winning RBI in a 3 – 2 victory over the Mets. In a private clubhouse meeting, Dick Williams tells A’s players he will resign after the Series.

1973 – The Oakland Athletics win Game 3 of the World Series in 11 innings as Bert Campaneris gets the winning RBI in a 3 – 2 victory over the Mets. In a private clubhouse meeting, Dick Williams tells A’s players he will resign after the Series.

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