Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Baltimore Spoils Brewers Opener: 2-1

Apr. 7th, 1978:

Game1: Baltimore 5 Milwaukee 11
Eddie Murray scorches the Brew
Crew as he hits .462 for the series
County Stadium hosted a slugfest as the Brewers opened up their season with an 11-5 win over division rival Baltimore.  This game saw a combined 26 hits and 4 home runs (2 by O's Eddie Murray and 1 apiece by Brewers Gorman Thomas and Don Money).  Jerry Augustine went 7 innings to get the Brew Crews first win of the season.
Apr. 8th, 1978:
Game1: Baltimore 4 Milwaukee 3
The Orioles got revenge in another slugfest (20 combined hits)  receiving home runs from Ken Singleton, Al Bumbry and Doug DeCinces to nip the Brewers 4-3 in game 2.  Dennis Martinez struck out 8 Milwaukee batters to earn his first win of the season.  Moose Haas struck out 8 Orioles in a losing effort.
Apr. 9th, 1978:
Game1: Baltimore 4 Milwaukee 2
Baltimore captures the deciding game of the series behind the bat of Eddie Murray (hitting .462 for the series) and the strong arm of Scott McGregor.  McGregor threw a gem of a game, going the distance, and allowing only 2 earned runs.  Milwaukee's only shining moment came off a 358 ft. rocket from newly acquired Brewer Larry Hisle (his 1st homer of the year).

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