June 17, 2017
May 28, 1984 - Outfielders to the Rescue
St. Louis had an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Gerald Perry and Claudell Washington each launched solo homers to take the lead. But in the top of the third Ozzie Smith hit an RBI double to plate Lonnie Smith, and the Wizard of Oz later scored on a Ken Oberkfell single to give the Cardinals the lead once again.
The Cardinals chipped in another run in the top of the fourth to give them a 4-2 lead. That's when the Atlanta offense came back to life. In the bottom of the fifth two runners were on with two outs when slugger Dale Murphy stepped up to the plate. He promptly made it a 5-4 game by depositing the ball over the outfield fence! Next up? Chris Chambliss. Result? Another homer! The Atlanta bullpen pitched for four innings, only giving up a run in the eighth to save the game.
Winning Pitcher - Craig McMurtry
Losing Pitcher - Bob Forsch
Save - Gene Garber
Player of the Game - Dale Murphy, 2-4, HR, 3RBI
Hall of Famers in the Game - Ozzie Smith
Game #590 - Kansas City Royals, 4 @ Texas Rangers, 2
It was a scoreless game until the bottom of the second. With George Wright on third and Curtis Wilkerson on second, little Wayne Tolleson smoked a double to give the anemic Rangers offense a quick 2-0 lead. Meanwhile, starter Dave Stewart was cruising along. He made it until the eighth inning, when he allowed two hits and was lifted for Dave Tobik. Tobik got out of the jam, and the Royals were down to their final three outs in the ninth, still trailing 2-0.
But that's when the improbable comeback started! U.L. Washington walked and Leon Roberts singled, but with two outs it looked bleak. That's when Willie Wilson hit a clutch double that scored Washington and moved Roberts to third. Onix Concepcion was up next...and he hit a single to center field! Roberts scored easily and Wilson took off, beating the throw to home by Billy Sample. Hal McRae then batted Concepcion home and Tobik was finally lifted after choking away Stewart's excellent start.
Winning Pitcher - Bud Black
Losing Pitcher - Dave Tobik
Save - Dan Quisenberry
Player of the Game - Willie Wilson, 2-5, 2 2b's, RBI, R