The Tigers decide to give Kirk Gibson a day off, with George Wright playing left, a defensive strategy (Wright has a fielding 2 with a 34 arm) -- that arm will be tough to tag up on.
GAME 6 (at St. Louis)
For the Tigers it would not matter if Gibson played or not, it ended up being a very long day for Detroit.
|Tigers were no match for Guidry in Game 6.|
Guidry struck out 6 Tigers, while Willie McGee and Terry Puhl had to put on the after-burners to chase down some deep flies to keep the no-hitter in tact. He was backed offensively by Terry Kennedy (who's having a great series) with a 3-4 performance, his 1st HR of the series, plus 5 RBI in the game (7 RBI in series); Plus Keith Hernandez' bat finally woke up for 3 hits, lifting his low batting average up to .227 in the series... Leon Durham added two hits & scored three times for the Cards.
The Cardinals blow out the Tigers, 9-0.
The future Hall of Famer, Steve Carlton will face off against the Tigers' Dan Petry in the deciding last game.