August 9, 1985: Tigers (64-45) at Indians (39-73)

What an evening for the Detroit Tigers! They shellacked the awful Cleveland Indians pitching for 13 runs while Jack Morris(13-7), with relief help from Aurelio Lopez, allowed Cleveland 5 runs. 

Darrell Evans had a big evening at the plate. He ripped a one-base hit which plated a run in the 3rd inning and launched a Grand Slam homerun in the 6th inning. Detroit had 17 hits for the night while Cleveland had 7. 

Bryan Clark(2-2) was given the loss. He was not very effective, surrendering 6 runs in 3 innings.

August 9, 1985: Astros (52-57) at Padres (60-51)

The Houston Astros edged the San Diego Padres at JACK MURPHY STADIUM by the score of 7 to 6. 

San Diego was unable to climb back into it after Houston went ahead for good in the top of the 4th inning plating 2 runs on 2 hits. Terry Puhl led off and got things going when he drew a walk. Bob Knepper struck out, unable to help the rally. Bill Doran then lined a one-base hit. Jim Pankovits stepped in and he drew a walk to load the bases. Glenn Davis came up to bat and hit a deep fly knocking in a run. Jose Cruz contributed to the rally and stroked a base-hit scoring the final run of the inning. Both teams' bats went to sleep after the 4th inning with no runs scored after that point. 

Knepper(14-10) went 5 innings allowing 6 runs for the victory. Bill Dawley recorded his 1st save. The losing pitcher was Eric Show(13-10). Houston knocked him around a bit, as he gave up 7 runs in 3 and 2/3 innings. 

'It wasn't my best outing, but I'll take the win' Knepper said.

August 9, 1985: Orioles (56-52) at Rangers (50-58)

Eddie Murray had 3 base hits and 2 RBI at ARLINGTON STADIUM as the Baltimore Orioles beat the struggling Texas Rangers by the count of 9 to 4. 

The game was won by Baltimore with a run in the top of the 8th inning. After an out was recorded, Murray lined a single. Fred Lynn stepped up next and he laced a base-hit. Jim Dwyer then stroked a one-base hit scoring the run. For the game Baltimore out-hit Texas 15 to 9. 

The win went to Tippy Martinez(3-4) who allowed no runs in 2 innings. Don Aase was credited with his 16th save. Dave Stewart(4-6) was the losing pitcher in relief. He pitched 2 and 1/3 innings and surrendered 3 hits and no walks.

National League Daily RECAP for August 8, 1985

American League Daily RECAP for August 8, 1985

August 8, 1985: A's (43-66) at Mariners (53-56)

Jose Canseco cracked 2 homeruns and had 5 RBI as the Oakland Athletics outscored the Seattle Mariners 9 to 3. 

Canseco had a good evening at the plate. He clubbed a solo home run in the 4th inning and lofted a three-run homer in the 5th inning. Oakland managed 15 hits in their victory. 

The winning pitcher was Bill Krueger(4-10) who allowed 2 runs in 6 and 2/3 innings. Mark Langston(9-9) was the loser. He served up 3 homeruns in his 4 and 2/3 innings.

August 8, 1985: Astros (51-57) at Padres (60-50)

The Houston Astros bested the San Diego Padres by a 6 to 3 score at JACK MURPHY STADIUM. 

Houston had 3 runs cross the plate in the 3rd inning when they came up with 3 base hits. The key at-bat was by Craig Reynolds who deflated the mood of the partisan fans when he ripped a one-base hit which was good for two runs. Houston had 10 hits for the night. 

The winning pitcher was Mike Scott(6-12) who allowed 1 run in 6 innings. Scott got help from Dave Smith who was credited with his 19th save. Lamarr Hoyt(11-11) was given the loss.