Sunday, August 16, 2015
Yankees Upset Royals in ALCS
In a surprise upset the Yankees, who had only made it into the Playoffs on the last weekend of the season, shook off an opening game beat down and used clutch hitting to go with stellar pitching to sweep the next three in stunning the favored Kansas City Royals.
No contest as KC blows out Yankee starter Ron Guidry and his replacement Tim Lollar to the tune of an 14-1 lead after four, and it was uglier than that! Royals cruise to easy 14-2 opening win.
KC LEADS SERIES 1-0.
Tight 1-1 contest is blown open by the Yankees in the top of the 7th as they send five batters up against KC Closer Dan Quisenberry, and all five end up scoring in what would be a six run outburst. Yankees win 8-1 behind Rudy May. SERIES TIED AT 1 GAME A PIECE.
The Series shifts to New York, and Yankee starter Tommy John has got it working as he goes all the way in 6-1 win giving only an unearned run. Tight 2-1 game in blown open by New York in the 7th as the first five hitters reach on four singles and an error that lead to four run rally. YANKEES LEAD SERIES 2-1
Yankees take care of business as starter Tom Underwood goes a solid six giving up only one run before being relieved. Making their first appearances in the Series Ron Davis goes two scoreless before Goose Gossage closes out the game and series with a scoreless 9th to get the Save. A two run blast by Mr. October Reggie Jackson in the 3rd proved to be the difference, though New York did add two more later on for 4-1 series clinching win to advance to the World Series. YANKEES WIN ALCS 3 GAMES TO 1.
A big tip of the hat to KC Coach Bill Silvers who lead the Royals through a great campaign, only to see their bets go quite at the most inopportune time.