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1984 American League Championship Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Detroit Tigers (3) Sparky Anderson 104–58, .642, GA: 15
Kansas City Royals (0) Dick Howser 84–78, .519, GA: 3
Dates: October 2–October 5
MVP: Kirk Gibson (Detroit)
Television: ABC
TV announcers: Al Michaels, Howard Cosell, Jim Palmer
Radio: CBS
Radio announcers: Bill White, Curt Gowdy
Umpires: Bill Deegan, Jon Bible (1B, 3 games), Randy Cristal (2B, 3 games), Larry Zirdel (3B, Game 1), Harold Jordan (OF, 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)
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1984 World Series

The 1984 American League Championship Series matched the Eastern Division champion Detroit Tigers against the Western Division champion Kansas City Royals. The Tigers prevailed three games to none, to advance to the 1984 World Series against 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.)

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Background

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 twenty fewer games during the season and had won the AL West by a mere three games over both the California Angels and Minnesota Twins.

Summary

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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals

Detroit wins the series, 3–0.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 2 Detroit Tigers – 8, Kansas City Royals – 1 Royals Stadium 2:42 41,973[1]
2 October 3 Detroit Tigers – 5, Kansas City Royals – 3 (11 innings) Royals Stadium 3:37 42,019[2] 
3 October 5 Kansas City Royals – 0, Detroit Tigers – 1 Tiger Stadium 2:39 52,168[3]

Game summaries

Game 1

Tuesday, October 2, 1984 at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 8 14 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1

WP: Jack Morris (1–0)  LP: Bud Black (0–1)  
HRs:  DET – Larry Herndon (1), Alan Trammell (1), Lance Parrish (1)

Game 1 was a blowout in Kansas City, as Jack Morris pitched seven innings and allowed a single run, with Willie Hernandez pitching the final two innings. The Tigers scored eight runs. Alan Trammell hit a triple and a home run for three RBIs, and Larry Herndon and Lance Parrish also hit home runs for Detroit.

Game 2

Wednesday, October 3, 1984 at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Detroit 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 8 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 10 3

WP: Aurelio López (1–0)  LP: Dan Quisenberry (0–1)  
HRs:  DET – Kirk Gibson (1)

The Tigers took Game 2 in extra innings by a 5–3 score. Kirk Gibson doubled to drive in Lou Whitaker in the first inning and hit a home run in the third. Dan Petry pitched seven innings and gave up two runs. Detroit's Senor Smoke, Aurelio Lopez, held the Royals scoreless in the tenth, eleventh and twelfth innings for the win. John Grubb hit a double off Dan Quisenberry in the eleventh inning to drive in Darrell Evans and Ruppert Jones.

Game 3

Friday, October 5, 1984 at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Detroit 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 3 0

WP: Milt Wilcox (1–0)  LP: Charlie Leibrandt (0–1)  SV: Willie Hernández (1)  

Game 3 was a pitching duel between Milt Wilcox and Charlie Leibrandt. Leibrandt pitched a complete game, allowing only one run and three hits, while Milt Wilcox gave up two hits and struck out eight Royals with Willie Hernández pitching the ninth inning for the save. Marty Castillo batted in Chet Lemon for the only run of the game, as the Tigers completed a three-game sweep and advanced the World Series.

Composite box

1984 ALCS (3–0): Detroit Tigers over Kansas City Royals

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Detroit Tigers 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 14 25 1
Kansas City Royals 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 18 7
Total attendance: 136,160   Average attendance: 45,387

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