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Watch party: 1988 NLCS Game 5

The series is tied 2-2

The Dodgers are coming off a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Mets, which evened the series at two games a piece.

Trailing by two in the top of the ninth, the Dodgers put two on the board to send it to extras. After John Shelby walked to begin the inning, Mike Scioscia homered to right field, tying the game at four.

The game was scoreless through the new few innings, until one swing of the bat changed things in the 12th. After struggling all game, Kirk Gibson picked the perfect time for his first hit of the night, as his solo homer gave the Dodgers the lead.

Momentum quickly shifted back to the Mets, though, as it looked like they’d rally and potentially win. Tim Leary started the inning for the Dodgers, but allowed two hits. Jesse Orosco relieved him, but allowed a walk to load the bases.

With the bases full and two outs, the Dodgers turned to starting pitcher, Orel Hershiser. Needing only one out, Hershiser got Kevin McReynolds to end the game, giving the Dodgers the victory and tying the series at two.

Starting lineups:


  1. Steve Sax - 2B
  2. Mickey Hatcher - 1B
  3. Kirk Gibson - LF
  4. Mike Marshall - RF
  5. John Shelby - CF
  6. Rick Dempsey - C
  7. Jeff Hamilton - 3B
  8. Alfredo Griffin - SS
  9. Tim Belcher - P


  1. Lenny Dykstra - CF
  2. Gregg Jefferies - 3B
  3. Keith Hernandez - 1B
  4. Darryl Strawberry - RF
  5. Kevin McReynolds - LF
  6. Gary Carter - C
  7. Howard Johnson - SS
  8. Wally Backman - 2B
  9. Sid Fernandez - P

We’ll be starting Game 5 at 5 p.m. PT. If you join late, skip ahead to however minutes past 5 o’clock it is. For example, if you join at 6:14 p.m., skip ahead to the 1:14:00 mark.

Watch party details

  • What: 1988 NLCS Game 5, Dodgers at Mets
  • Series tied 2-2
  • Where: Shea Stadium, New York
  • When: Monday, October 10, 1988
  • Box score
  • Watch: YouTube, 5 p.m. PT