25th ANNIVERSARY: Game 3 Recap

1985 World Series

Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Game 3 – October 22, 1985

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Mo.

Attendance: 56,634

Recap: The Cardinals went into Game 3 with a 2-0 advantage and the opportunity to play three straight in front of a home crowd, but Game 3 was all Kansas City. Bret Saberhagen was brilliant, throwing a complete-game six-hitter and giving up just one run. On the other side of the ball, Joaquin Andujar fell apart and was lifted after just four innings of work. The Cardinals’ bullpen was no help, either. Offensively, the Royals got a boost from cleanup hitter Frank White, who went two for four with three RBIs and the series’ first home run.

Line Score:

TEAM R H E

Kansas City 6 11 0

St. Louis 1 6 0

Winning pitcher: Bret Saberhagen

Losing pitcher: Joaquin Andujar

Notables: Saberhagen struck out 8 and allowed only one walk, while the Cardinals’ pitching staff struck out 8 and allowed 8 walks; no Cardinals batter had more than one hit; Jack Clark knocked in the Cards’ RBI; on the Kansas City side, White, Lonnie Smith, Willie Wilson, George Brett and Buddy Biancalana had two-hit games.

Tomorrow: A recap of Game 4.

Matt Kelsey is a Royals writer and the content editor for I-70 Baseball. He can be reached at mattkelsey@i70baseball.com.

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