- 1984 American League Championship Series
alcs = yes
year = 1984
champion_games = 104-58, .642, GA: 15
Kansas City Royals(0)
runnerup_games = 84-78, .519, GA: 3
October 2– October 5
television = ABC
Al Michaels, Howard Coselland Jim Palmer
radio_network = CBS Radio
radio_announcers = Bill White and
Bill Deegan, Jon Bible (1B , 3 games), Randy Cristal (2B , 3 games), Larry Zirdel (3B , Game 1), Mike O'Dell (OF , Game 1), Bob Jones (3B , Game 2), Rick Denny (OF , Game 2), Carl Nothnagel (OF , Game 2), Doug Cossey (3B , Game 3), Dick Runchey (OF , Game 3), Dick Zivic (OF , Game 3)The by|1984 American League Championship Seriesmatched the Eastern Division champion Detroit Tigersagainst the Western Division champion Kansas City Royals. The Tigers prevailed three games to none, to advance to the 1984 World Seriesagainst the San Diego Padres.
(Note: Due to a strike by major league umpires, the series was played using local and collegiate umpires, with former AL umpire and league supervisor Deegan working home plate for all three games.)
The 1984 American League Championship Series would prove to be no contest for the Detroit Tigers. It wasn't that surprising given the fact the Kansas City Royals won 20 fewer games during the season and had won the AL West by a mere three games over both the California Angels and
Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers
Detroit wins the series, 3-0
October 2, 1984at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, MissouriLinescore
Jack Morris(1-0)|LP= Bud Black(0-1)|SV=
Alan Trammell(1), Lance Parrish(1), Larry Herndon(1)|HomeHR=|
Game 1 was a blowout in Kansas City, as
Jack Morrispitched seven innings and allowed a single run, with Willie Hernandezpitching the final 2 innings. The Tigers scored 8 runs. Alan Trammellhit a triple and a home run for 3 RBIs, and Larry Herndonand Lance Parrishalso hit home runs for Detroit.
October 3, 1984at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, MissouriLinescore
Aurelio Lopez(1-0)|LP= Dan Quisenberry(0-1)|SV=
The Tigers took Game 2 in extra innings by a 5-3 score.
Kirk Gibsondoubled to drive in Lou Whitakerin the 1st inning and hit a home runin the 3rd. Dan Petrypitched 7 innings and gave up 2 runs. Detroit's Senor Smoke, Aurelio Lopez, held the Royals scoreless in the 10th, 11th and 12th innings for the win. John Grubbhit a double off Dan Quisenberryin the 11th inning to drive in Darrell Evansand Ruppert Jones.
October 5, 1984at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, MichiganLinescore
Milt Wilcox(1-0)|LP= Charlie Leibrandt(0-1)|SV= Willie Hernandez(1)|
Game 3 was a pitching duel between
Milt Wilcoxand Charlie Leibrandt. Leibrandt pitched a complete game, allowing only 1 run and 3 hits, while Milt Wilcoxgave up 2 hits and struck out 8 Royals with Willie Hernandezpitching the 9th inning for the save. Marty Castillobatted in Chet Lemonfor the only run of the game, as the Tigers completed a 3-game sweep and advanced the World Series.
1984 ALCS (3-0):
Detroit Tigersover Kansas City RoyalsLinescore
Kansas City Royals
| Total Attendance: 136,160 Average Attendance: 45,387
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1984_ALCS.shtml Baseball-reference.com]
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