QUESTION: Los Angeles and Houston met in the postseason once before, in the best-of-five 1981 NL West Division Series after a strike split the season in half. What Dodgers pitcher outdueled Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan in Game 5?


ANSWER: Jerry Reuss pitched a complete game shutout while Ryan allowed three runs in six innings as LA took the series with a 4-0 win. Houston won the first two games at home, but the Dodgers won the final three in LA behind Burt Hooton, Fernando Valenzuela and Reuss.

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