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1981 Western Div. Playoffs vs. A's

Kansas City and Oakland met in the first ever Division Playoff Series as a result of the 1981 split season. The Athletics were in command of the entire Division Playoff Series, sweeping the Royals 3 games to 0.

 Game 1 • at Kansas City • Tuesday, Oct. 6
A's 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 - 4 8 2
Royals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 4 1
NORRIS and Heath; LEONARD, Martin (9) and Wathan. HR: Gross, Murphy. T-2:35; A-40,592.
 Game 2 • at Kansas City • Wednesday, Oct. 7
A's 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 2 10 1
Royals 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 6 0
MCCATTY and Newman; JONES, Quisenberry (9) and Wathan. HR: none. T-2:50 A-40,274.
 Game 3 • at Oakland • Friday, Oct. 9
Royals 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 10 3
A's 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 x - 4 7 0
GURA, Martin (4) and Wathan; LANGFORD, Underwood (8), Beard (8), and Heath. HR: McKay. T-2:59 A-40,002 (120,868).