Orioles Win World Series, topping Phillies 4-2World Series
1 BAL Orioles at 1 PHI Phillies
Game 1: Phillies win 6-4 without a home run, getting on base frequently. Bastardo comes in relief in the 7th and doesn’t give anything up to Baltimore, earning the save.
Game 2: Philly wins 4-2 in a low scoring pitchers duel between McNally and Hamels
Game 3: Lefty Mike Cuellar shuts down the Phillies offense, giving up just 3 hits. Frank Robinson hits 2 solo home runs, and the Orioles win 4-0
Game 4: Roy Halladay can’t even get through the first inning, giving up multiple hits and a home run to Boog Powell. Phillies scores first, then never scored again. Orioles win 9-1 to even the series
Game 5: Baltimore dominated at home, again winning 7-2
Game 6: Dave McNally refuses to lose his 2nd start of the series, giving up just one run in 10 innings. The Orioles win 2-1, as Philly is unable to pull off the signature comebacks that characterized their earlier playoff success.
Orioles win series 4-2
3 OAK Athletics at 1 BAL Orioles
Game 1: Orioles dominate, win 14-1 in blowout. It began with 6 runs off 3 homers in the 2nd inning, Baltimore never looked back. McNally gave up just one run off 6 hits.
Game 2: Chief Bender pitches a 1 walk no hitter, A’s win 12-0
Game 3: Orioles jump out to a 6-0 lead, then A's catch up with a 6-run 7th inning. Orioles score 6 runs in the 9th, then hold off Oakland to win 12-9.
Game 4: The A's led 3-2 in the top of the 8th, but the Orioles scored 3 runs in the 8th, then 2 more in the 9th, to take a 7-3 lead. It got interesting in the 9th, as Oakland hit 3 solo home runs, losing the tying run off a failed stolen base attempt. O's won 7-6.
Game 5: Baltimore jumped to a 4-0 lead early, and then Oakland tied the game with 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th. A Roberto Alomar home run scored 2 in the 9th inning for the Orioles, breaking the tie and giving them a 6-4 lead. The A's got Jimmy Fox on base in the bottom of the 9th, but McGwire hit into a double play to end the game.
Orioles win ALCS 4-1 and punch their ticket to the World Series
3 STL Cardinals at 1 PHI Phillies
Game 1: After lefties Tudor and Hamels pitched to a 3-3 draw, the game went to extra innings. Showboat Fisher homered in the 12th, Cards win 4-3.
Game 2: Phillies overcome an early 6-1 deficit, rally to win 10-6
Game 3: Bob Gibson threw 143 pitches in 7 innings, and the Cardinals led 6-4 at the end of 7. Philadelphia was able to score 2 runs in the 8th to tie, and a Lave Cross single sends Lofton home in the 9th to give Philly the 7-6 win.
Game 4: Cards win the game 9-1 as Steve Carlton baffles the Phillies hitting lineup.
Game 5: Phillies are able to reclaim home field advantage with a 3-1 victory, and it's another comeback win as Philadelphia scores 3 runs in the 8th inning.
Game 6: Phillies somehow get 3 homers out of catcher Jack Clements, win another wild one, 9-7
Phillies win NLCS 4-2
4 TOR Blue Jays at 1 BAL Orioles
Orioles win series 3-0
3 OAK Athletics at 2 CLE Indians
A’s win series 3-0
4 SF Giants at 1 PHI Phillies
Giants win series 3-1
3 STL Cardinals at 2 COL Rockies
Cards win series 3-2
1 Baltimore Orioles (AL East champs, 106-56)
2 Cleveland Indians (AL Central champs, 102-60)
3 Oakland Athletics (AL West champs, 92-70)
5 Detroit Tigers (91-71) at 4 Toronto Blue Jays (93-69)
1 Philadelphia Phillies (NL East champs, 112-50)
2 Colorado Rockies (NL West champs, 102-60)
3 St Louis Cardinals (NL Central champs, 84-78)
5 San Diego Padres (89-73) at 4 San Francisco Giants (91-71)