Game 95: Bill Madlock's two-run single caps a five-run 6th, and the Riders hang on for a 6-5 win over New York. Rich Gossage pitches a scoreless inning and earns his 21st save.
Game 96: Rick Sutcliffe walks six batters in 5.2 innings, the defense is shaky, and the Brakers are awesome as the Riders are routed 11-2.
Off to Detroit to face the Wolverines.
Game 97: Mike Smithson throws seven shutout innings, but Detroit's Steve Garvey hits a solo home run off Gary Lavelle in the eighth that sends the game to extras; Damaso Garcia singles home a run in the 11th, steals second, and then scores on Bill Madlock's single. Rich Gossage shows that he may be back on track, pitching a scoreless bottom half to pick up his second save in three days; Milwaukee wins 3-1.
Game 98: Len Barker throws seven scoreless innings for Detroit and the Wolverines get an RBI double from Steve Garvey in the bottom of the ninth to edge Milwaukee 2-1.
Milwaukee will host St. Louis next.
Game 99: Rich Gossage suffers another blown save, but Hal McRae's pinch hit double in the bottom of the ninth lifts the Riders to a 4-3 victory over St. Louis.
Game 100: Bob Dernier hits a bases-loaded double as part of a five-run first inning against Rick Sutcliffe, and the Riders never catch up. A two-run homer by Tom Foley in the bottom of the ninth makes the final score look close, but it wasn't. Cardinals win 6-4.
The Riders now travel to Oakland to face the Zoo.