* TOP OF THE 1st, Outlaws 0, Nine 0

So settle in ... this is a championship game

* T. FOLI facing J. RICHARD, T 1st, No Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

Here's the pitch from RICHARD ... FOLI gets serious wood on this one

it's got plenty of hang time ... FOLI got under it just a hair

and there to make the catch is McBRIDE ... one down

* R. SMITH facing J. RICHARD, T 1st, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

The offering from RICHARD ... hit high ... that's into center ... BUMBRY ... squeezes it

two down

* C. COOPER facing J. RICHARD, T 1st, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

To the plate ... COOPER dribbles one to the left of the mound ... RICHARD can't reach it

GRIFFIN charges in ... grabs it and throws in one motion ... and nips COOPER at first

three away

* BOTTOM OF THE 1st, Outlaws 0, Nine 0

* A. BUMBRY facing D. SUTTON, B 1st, No Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

The offering from SUTTON ... high fly ball to center ... LYNN drifts back

he's at the warning track ... taps the glove ... and brings it down ... one away

* B. BELL facing D. SUTTON, B 1st, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

And the pitch comes in ... slashed into the hole ... HUBBARD to his left ... he has it

over to COOPER ... BELL's gone ... two down

* G. BRETT facing D. SUTTON, B 1st, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

SUTTON brings it ... a healthy cut by BRETT ... but he sends it straight up

FISK flings his mask aside ... and cradles the ball ... that play was tougher than it looked

for the third out

* TOP OF THE 2nd, Outlaws 0, Nine 0

* M. EASLER facing J. RICHARD, T 2nd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

Now RICHARD comes home with it ... base hit right field ... McBRIDE takes it on one bounce

and EASLER's on with a single ... for Mike EASLER, his 5th hit of the series

* D. WINFIELD facing J. RICHARD, T 2nd, No Outs, Runner on 1st, Tied 0-0

RICHARD comes to the plate ... swung on ... one-hopper to second ... shovels to GRIFFIN ... for one

back to first ... not in time! ... WINFIELD beats it out ... but they get the lead runner

one away

* F. LYNN facing J. RICHARD, T 2nd, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Tied 0-0

WINFIELD two full strides off first ... the offering ... pulled hard ... high fly deep to right

McBRIDE got a good jump ... he's at the warning track ... and brings it down

that's the second out ... WINFIELD's tagging

TRY FOR SECOND? (1-yes, 2-no*)

but the coach holds him at first

* L. PARRISH facing J. RICHARD, T 2nd, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Tied 0-0

They're holding WINFIELD ... but he's well off the bag ... they start the runner

here's the pitch ... high fly deep to right ... McBRIDE's back to the warning track

he's under it ... and makes the catch ... for the final out

* BOTTOM OF THE 2nd, Outlaws 0, Nine 0

* E. MURRAY facing D. SUTTON, B 2nd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

The pitch ... swung on ... it's popped foul behind third ... PARRISH moves under it

and it pops out of his glove ... that turns an out into a strike

* E. MURRAY facing D. SUTTON, B 2nd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

He lets it go ... that could be trouble ... deep to center ... it's got the height

and the distance ... see ya later! ... a homer for MURRAY

Outlaws 0, Nine 1

* A. OLIVER facing D. SUTTON, B 2nd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 1-0

The pitch ... and it's chopped down the first base line ... COOPER covers it and touches the bag

one away

* G. CARTER facing D. SUTTON, B 2nd, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 1-0

He comes home ... drilled to right by CARTER ... it is high ... it is far ... it is

caught at the wall by WINFIELD ... two away

* B. McBRIDE facing D. SUTTON, B 2nd, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 1-0

Now SUTTON pitches ... an infield roller by McBRIDE ... shortstop FOLI charges ... the flip to first

Nine go down

* TOP OF THE 3rd, Outlaws 0, Nine 1

* C. FISK facing J. RICHARD, T 3rd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-1

RICHARD with the pitch ... banged to left center ... OLIVER's running to the gap

BUMBRY's racing over ... OLIVER calls him off ... and makes the catch ... one down

* G. HUBBARD facing J. RICHARD, T 3rd, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-1

And the pitch ... he swings ... but he held up ... and it's ball four

Glenn takes his base on the walk ... that was HUBBARD's first walk of the series

* T. FOLI facing J. RICHARD, T 3rd, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Behind 0-1

The pitch ... FOLI bruises one ... heading for the gap in left center

but OLIVER flags it down on the first bounce ... HUBBARD rounds second

TRY FOR THIRD? (1-yes, 2-no*)

but the coach is signaling to stop ... he'll hold at second ... as the throw comes in

and Tim is on with a single ... for Tim FOLI, his 7th hit of the series

* R. SMITH facing J. RICHARD, T 3rd, 1 Out, 1st and 2nd, Behind 0-1

Here's the pitch ... SMITH rams it down the line ... it squirts by the diving MURRAY

this will roll awhile ... McBRIDE is chasing it down ... HUBBARD rounds third ... he'll score

tie game ... FOLI will score ... SMITH turns on the afterburners ... he's heading for third

now the relay throw ... safe with a sliding triple ... and he jumps right up and claps his hands

he's pumped

Outlaws 2, Nine 1

* C. COOPER facing J. RICHARD, T 3rd, 1 Out, Runner on 3rd, Ahead 2-1

Infield deep ... SMITH steps off third ... he cranks and fires ... fastball

it's a nubber to the left of the mound ... GRIFFIN charges ... he refuses the play at the plate

the throw to first ... and he's gone ... but the run scores

Outlaws 3, Nine 1

* M. EASLER facing J. RICHARD, T 3rd, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-1

RICHARD brings it home ... swing and a miss ... hang up a K for RICHARD ... three down

* BOTTOM OF THE 3rd, Outlaws 3, Nine 1

* F. WHITE facing D. SUTTON, B 3rd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-3

Here comes the pitch ... spanked sharply to PARRISH ... brutal bounce

the quick throw across the diamond ... got him! ... one down

* A. GRIFFIN facing D. SUTTON, B 3rd, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 1-3

SUTTON winds up ... GRIFFIN hits a frozen rope ... to straightaway center ... right there is LYNN

and he gloves it for the putout ... two away

* A. BUMBRY facing D. SUTTON, B 3rd, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-3

SUTTON brings it ... swung on ... hit to SMITH in deep left ... he's back ... plenty of room

takes a couple of steps to his left ... and brings it in ... three away

* TOP OF THE 4th, Outlaws 3, Nine 1

* D. WINFIELD facing J. RICHARD, T 4th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-1

The offering to WINFIELD ... WINFIELD hits it in the air to fairly deep right field

McBRIDE is over ... and so is the at bat for WINFIELD ... one away

* F. LYNN facing J. RICHARD, T 4th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-1

The offering ... slow bounder up the middle ... GRIFFIN's over ... good bounce

the throw to first ... bounces in the dirt! ... MURRAY scoops it ... too late

for Fred LYNN, his 6th hit of the series

* L. PARRISH facing J. RICHARD, T 4th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Ahead 3-1

LYNN is off with the pitch ... he brings it home ... bounced toward first ... MURRAY is up with it

no play at second ... and he steps on first for the out

* C. FISK facing J. RICHARD, T 4th, 2 Outs, Runner on 2nd, Ahead 3-1

Pitcher steps off ... RICHARD's back on the rubber ... now RICHARD pitches ... popped a mile high

WHITE's backing up ... he's under it ... and makes the catch ... that's three away

* BOTTOM OF THE 4th, Outlaws 3, Nine 1

* B. BELL facing D. SUTTON, B 4th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-3

The pitch ... swing and a miss ... hang up a K for SUTTON ... one down

* G. BRETT facing D. SUTTON, B 4th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 1-3

The pitch from SUTTON ... BRETT lashes one to right ... it falls ... and BRETT's on with a single

for George BRETT, his 6th hit of the series

* E. MURRAY facing D. SUTTON, B 4th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Behind 1-3

He comes home ... swung on ... lined to short ... he leaps ... caught! ... BRETT trots back to first

* A. OLIVER facing D. SUTTON, B 4th, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Behind 1-3

And the pitch comes in ... there's a little blooper ... down the right field line

it might drop in ... WINFIELD running ... he gets there! ... for the third out

* TOP OF THE 5th, Outlaws 3, Nine 1

* G. HUBBARD facing J. RICHARD, T 5th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-1

RICHARD deals ... whistled to right ... in there for a hit ... McBRIDE is over quickly

bobbles the ball momentarily ... but HUBBARD isn't buying it ... he sticks to first with a single

for Glenn HUBBARD, his 4th hit of the series

* T. FOLI facing J. RICHARD, T 5th, No Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 3-1

The pitch ... FOLI takes ... ...and HUBBARD's stealing ... CARTER guns it down ... and he's

safe on a nice fadeaway slide ... that's his 1st steal of the series

* T. FOLI facing J. RICHARD, T 5th, No Outs, Runner on 2nd, Ahead 3-1

The pitch is on the way ... a shot toward the hole ... goes by GRIFFIN and into left

OLIVER's racing in for it ... rounding third HUBBARD

TRY TO SCORE? (1-yes, 2-no*)

the throw comes in to BELL ... and they're holding HUBBARD at third

* R. SMITH facing J. RICHARD, T 5th, No Outs, 1st and 3rd, Ahead 3-1

Infield back at double play depth ... HUBBARD takes his lead at third ... RICHARD kicks and deals

high fly deep to right ... McBRIDE is on his horse ... that could be trouble ... it's gone!

a three-run homer for SMITH

Outlaws 6, Nine 1

* C. COOPER facing J. RICHARD, T 5th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 6-1

The pitch ... he goes the other way ... blooper to center ... toward the gap

BUMBRY runs in on it ... GRIFFIN's backing up ... BUMBRY makes the catch ... one away

* M. EASLER facing J. RICHARD, T 5th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 6-1

The pitch ... checked swing ... he went around ... two gone

* D. WINFIELD facing J. RICHARD, T 5th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 6-1

Here comes the pitch ... high, high pop fly ... this one'll bring rain

BELL and CARTER converge near the line ... CARTER is calling off BELL

and he has it for the out in fair territory ... to retire the side

* BOTTOM OF THE 5th, Outlaws 6, Nine 1

* G. CARTER facing D. SUTTON, B 5th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-6

SUTTON kicks and deals ... ball four ... and SUTTON issues a free pass

and that's the 1st walk issued by SUTTON ... that was CARTER's first walk of the series

* B. McBRIDE facing D. SUTTON, B 5th, No Outs, Runner on 1st, Behind 1-6

SUTTON with the offering ... yanked toward second ... HUBBARD takes it on one hop ... flips to FOLI

they get him ... over to first ... safe! ... McBRIDE beats the ball to first

but they get the lead runner ... one away

* F. WHITE facing D. SUTTON, B 5th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Behind 1-6

Here's the delivery ... paints the black ... strike three called ... two away

* A. GRIFFIN facing D. SUTTON, B 5th, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Behind 1-6

Firstbaseman COOPER holding the runner on ... SUTTON deals ... swung on ... popped up

FOLI's backing up quickly ... still backing ... he's under it ... and makes the catch

He'll go to the bullpen ... the lefty Terry FORSTER will try to stall Silver City

so RICHARD goes five innings ... he yielded ... 6 runs ... on 7 hits ... a homer ... one walk

he struck out 2 ... he can only lose it ... for FORSTER ... his 2nd appearance in the series

the lefty FORSTER has worked one inning ... he has a 0.00 ERA

he'll try to hold them to let the Nine get back in it

* TOP OF THE 6th, Outlaws 6, Nine 1

* F. LYNN facing T. FORSTER, T 6th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 6-1

Now the delivery ... cut on ... it's a high fly to shallow center ... BUMBRY coming on

he's there ... he waits on it ... lowers the glove ... and makes the catch ... one away

* L. PARRISH facing T. FORSTER, T 6th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 6-1

FORSTER winds and fires ... in the air to center ... no cause for alarm

BUMBRY has it in his sights ... and he tucks it away ... two down

* C. FISK facing T. FORSTER, T 6th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 6-1

The pitch ... swung on ... fly ball right field ... should be no trouble ... McBRIDE's there

reaches back ... and he takes it in ... three down

* BOTTOM OF THE 6th, Outlaws 6, Nine 1

* A. BUMBRY facing D. SUTTON, B 6th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-6

The pitch ... upstairs with a fast one ... BUMBRY doesn't offer ... and SUTTON gets the call

he's out on strikes ... one down

* B. BELL facing D. SUTTON, B 6th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 1-6

SUTTON to the wind ... hit like a bullet ... HUBBARD waves at it ... but it's by him into right

and BELL racks up a base hit ... for Buddy BELL, his 6th hit of the series

* G. BRETT facing D. SUTTON, B 6th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Behind 1-6

Here he comes ... half swing ... popped up ... FOLI's over ... he's under it ... and he takes it in

BELL gets back to first

* E. MURRAY facing D. SUTTON, B 6th, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Behind 1-6

Firstbaseman COOPER holding the runner on ... the pitch ... hit to dead left field

should be no trouble ... SMITH's under it ... and he pulls it in ... Nine go down

Pitching change for Mudville ... righty Stan BAHNSEN will take over and face HUBBARD

FORSTER pitched one inning in relief ... the game for FORSTER ... no runs or hits ... for BAHNSEN

his 2nd appearance in the series ... the right-hander BAHNSEN has worked one inning

he has a 0.00 ERA

* TOP OF THE 7th, Outlaws 6, Nine 1

* G. HUBBARD facing S. BAHNSEN, T 7th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 6-1

BAHNSEN into the wind ... he pops it up right side ... MURRAY's backing up ... he's under it

and makes the catch ... notch one

* T. FOLI facing S. BAHNSEN, T 7th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 6-1

The pitch ... it's hopped to the right side ... MURRAY fields it on the big bounce

he will flip to BAHNSEN ... and FOLI is retired

* R. SMITH facing S. BAHNSEN, T 7th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 6-1

BAHNSEN winds and fires ... just over the knees ... the plate ump thumbs him out ... three down

* BOTTOM OF THE 7th, Outlaws 6, Nine 1

* A. OLIVER facing D. SUTTON, B 7th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-6

SUTTON comes to him ... hot shot to the right side ... HUBBARD to his left ... funny bounce!

knocks it down ... throws quickly to first ... and gets him by a step ... one down!

* G. CARTER facing D. SUTTON, B 7th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 1-6

The pitch ... CARTER lunges at it ... and that's strike three ... two down

* B. McBRIDE facing D. SUTTON, B 7th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-6

He brings it in ... swung on ... and it's chopped down the first base line ... COOPER

takes the high hop ... he flips to SUTTON covering ... and they get him

Pitching change for Mudville ... McNALLY sends Joe SAMBITO to the hill

BAHNSEN pitched one inning in relief ... the game for BAHNSEN ... no runs or hits

one strikeout ... for SAMBITO ... his 3rd appearance in the series

the lefty SAMBITO has worked one inning ... he has a lofty 27.00 ERA

* TOP OF THE 8th, Outlaws 6, Nine 1

* C. COOPER facing J. SAMBITO, T 8th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 6-1

The pitch ... taken for a strike ... COOPER goes down looking

he stood there like the house by the side of the road ... and watched it go by ... one away

* M. EASLER facing J. SAMBITO, T 8th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 6-1

He wheels and deals ... EASLER gets plenty of wood on this ball

headed for the gap in right center ... it may carry ... and it certainly does

home run for EASLER

Outlaws 7, Nine 1

And here comes Nine manager Kevin McNALLY ... again ... he's asking SAMBITO for the ball

he'll go to the pen ... on to relieve is right-hander Joe NIEKRO

so SAMBITO goes only one third of an inning ... the line on him ... one earned run ... on one hit

a homer ... one strikeout ... for NIEKRO his first appearance in the series

he's a right-handed pitcher

* D. WINFIELD facing J. NIEKRO, T 8th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 7-1

To the plate ... swung on ... hot smash to WHITE ... he dives ... he knocks it down

throws quickly ... not in time! ... and they are giving him the base hit

for Dave WINFIELD, his 6th hit of the series

* F. LYNN facing J. NIEKRO, T 8th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Ahead 7-1

The pitch to LYNN ... hooked down the right field line ... will it stay fair? ... yes! it's in play

the ball rolls down the line ... McBRIDE scoots for it ... he has it ... WINFIELD rounds third

TRY TO SCORE? (1-yes, 2-no*)

the throw comes in to GRIFFIN ... they're holding WINFIELD at third

and LYNN's in standing with a double ... Fred with his 2nd hit in this game

and that's the Outlaws 10th hit ... for LYNN, his 1st double of the series

for Fred LYNN, his 7th hit of the series

* L. PARRISH facing J. NIEKRO, T 8th, 1 Out, 2nd and 3rd, Ahead 7-1

Infield deep ... NIEKRO to the wind ... it's deep to center ... way back

BUMBRY's racing to the track ... he's at the wall ... he jumps ... and he makes a great catch

both runners are tagging ... WINFIELD will score easily ... LYNN's around third

GRIFFIN will relay

TRY TO SCORE? (1-yes, 2-no*)

LYNN had ideas but holds third

Outlaws 8, Nine 1

* C. FISK facing J. NIEKRO, T 8th, 2 Outs, Runner on 3rd, Ahead 8-1

Here's the delivery ... breaking ball ... bounced up the middle ... WHITE's there ... two outs

he flips to first ... and they get him ... three down

* BOTTOM OF THE 8th, Outlaws 8, Nine 1

* F. WHITE facing D. SUTTON, B 8th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-8

SUTTON delivers ... one-hopper to second ... over to first ... and that's the first out

Nine skipper Kevin McNALLY walking down the bench

He'll share the playing time ... looks like GRIFFIN is coming out

Dave W. ROBERTS will pinch hit for him ... bats right ... he shoulders the bat ... heads out

* D. ROBERTS facing D. SUTTON, B 8th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 1-8

SUTTON winds and fires ... fisted to right by ROBERTS ... WINFIELD will have to hustle

and it falls in front of him ... he's forced to play it on the hop

he had no chance on that one ... and ROBERTS has himself a single

Nine skipper Kevin McNALLY walking down the bench

He's going to give someone an at bat ... BUMBRY will not bat for the Nine ... here comes Rusty STAUB

bats left ... he grabs a bat ... strolls to the box

* R. STAUB facing D. SUTTON, B 8th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Behind 1-8

The pitch ... swung on ... lined to short ... he leaps ... caught! ... ROBERTS gets back to first

* B. BELL facing D. SUTTON, B 8th, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Behind 1-8

The pitch is on the way ... BELL lines one deep to right ... WINFIELD racing back ... he has it!

and that's out number three

McNALLY is taking advantage of the score to go to his bench

coming in to play center field for the Nine is Dave COLLINS ... STAUB leaves the game

Dave W. ROBERTS ... he'll be playing short for Mudville

* TOP OF THE 9th, Outlaws 8, Nine 1

* G. HUBBARD facing J. NIEKRO, T 9th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 8-1

The delivery ... popped up ... CARTER scrambles ... near the stands ... it's playable

and he makes the catch ... one away

* T. FOLI facing J. NIEKRO, T 9th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 8-1

The offering ... hot shot to the right side ... WHITE to his left ... funny bounce!

knocks it down ... throws quickly to first ... and gets him by a step ... two away

* R. SMITH facing J. NIEKRO, T 9th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 8-1

The pitch ... breaking ball ... ball four ... and SMITH trots down to first

* C. COOPER facing J. NIEKRO, T 9th, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 8-1

The offering from NIEKRO ... taken for a strike ... COOPER goes down looking

he stood there like the house by the side of the road ... and watched it go by ... side retired

* BOTTOM OF THE 9th, Outlaws 8, Nine 1

* G. BRETT facing D. SUTTON, B 9th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-8

SUTTON to the wind ... he goes the other way ... blooper to center ... toward the gap

LYNN runs in on it ... FOLI's backing up ... LYNN makes the catch ... one away

* E. MURRAY facing D. SUTTON, B 9th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 1-8

The delivery ... batted slowly toward first ... COOPER fields it and feeds SUTTON coming over

for the putout

* A. OLIVER facing D. SUTTON, B 9th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-8

Now he comes home with it ... swung on ... toward the gap ... WINFIELD races back

he stabs for it ... and makes the catch in the webbing

and that's out number three and the game

FINAL SCORE : Outlaws 8, Nine 1