Game 3: Los Angeles Dodgers at Baltimore Orioles
The series resumed a day later at Memorial Stadium on 33rd Street in Baltimore, Maryland for Game 3 with right-handed pitcher Wally Bunker on the mound against southpaw Claude Osteen of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Identical to Game 2, Osteen and Bunker tossed four scoreless innings each to open Game 3, extending the Dodgers offensive drought to 19 innings without a run. After Buckner’s perfect fifth inning, Orioles centerfielder Paul Blair ended the scoreless contest by crushing Osteen’s pitch 430 feet to left center field to deliver the Orioles the game-deciding 1-0 lead.
Osteen continued to battle despite no run support from the Dodgers offense, allowing just three hits with three strikeouts through seven innings pitched.
Blair’s solo shot was all the Orioles required as the 21-year-old Bunker hurled a complete game shutout with six strikeouts and suddenly the Orioles were one win away from their first World Series title in franchise history.
The Orioles headed into Game 4 of the series by shutting out the Dodgers in back-to-back games and held them 24 straight scoreless innings. Could pitcher McNally bounce back from a discouraged Game 1 start to complete the four-game series sweep?