August 24, 1985: Dodgers (74-50) at Expos (58-66)

Bryn Smith threw a 2 hit shutout as the Montreal Expos beat the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 3 to 0. 

Smith(9-13) was virtually untouchable. He didn't give up much, just 2 hits and no walks in 9 innings. Montreal had a total of 10 hits for the game. 

Rick Honeycutt(8-6) absorbed the loss. He was unable to control the Montreal offense and allowed 10 hits and 2 walks in 6 and 2/3 innings. 

Tommy Lasorda lamented, 'Smith was really aggressive tonight. He kept coming after our hitters. Heck, why not. he kept sitting our guys down one after another - like so many bowling pins!'

August 24, 1985: Brewers (52-70) at Indians (48-78)

With the crowd on their collective feet, screaming at the top of their lungs, Cleveland Indians rallied to top Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 4 to 3. 

Cleveland had the game winning rally in the bottom of the 9th inning scoring 2 runs using 3 hits. Pat Tabler led off the inning for Cleveland when he doubled. Mel Hall next to the plate and he stroked a single bringing in a run. After an out was recorded, Chris Bando then drew a walk. Brett Butler followed next and he laced a base-knock making Cleveland the victor and beginning a joyous home town celebration. Cleveland had a total of 11 hits for the game. 

The win went to Tom Waddell(7-6) who allowed no runs in 1 inning. Rollie Fingers(2-6) took the loss in relief. He gave up 3 hits and 1 walk in 1/3 of an inning.

August 24, 1985: Astros (57-65) at Pirates (55-67)

In a thrilling finish the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled off the win over the Houston Astros by a score of 3 to 2 at Forbes Field. 

The game was won by Pittsburgh when they scored a run in the 9th inning. After two were out Marvell Wynne tripled. Jim Morrison stepped up next and he lined a one-base hit resulting in an exciting win for Pittsburgh and a wild post-game celebration by the home town fans. Pittsburgh won despite being out-hit by Houston 10 hits to 7. Cecilio Guante(2-3) went 1 inning allowing 1 run for the victory. Mike Scott(6-14) took the loss. 

This win by Pittsburgh continues their recent hot streak. In their last ten games, they have a record of 8-2. For the season, they are 55-67. With the loss, Houston has a record of 3-7 lately, 57-65 overall.

August 24, 1985: Tigers (72-51) at Angels (54-69)

Right fielder Kirk Gibson blasted 2 homeruns and had 4 RBI and Frank Tanana recorded a complete game shutout as the Detroit Tigers man-handled the California Angels - the final score was 11 to 0. 

Gibson had a big evening at the plate. He lofted a solo-blast 'downtown' in the 1st inning, smashed a bases-empty homer in the 3rd inning and doubled resulting in a run in the 4th inning. Detroit had 12 hits for the night. 

It was the 2nd shutout of the year for Tanana(13-7). Mike Witt(8-13) was the loser. He allowed 4 homeruns in 6 and 2/3 innings of work. 

With this win, Detroit has a 72-51 record. They have been 6-4 lately. California can't seem to snap out of their recent 'funk'. Now they have a miserable 2-8 record over the last couple weeks.

August 24, 1985: Cardinals (75-48) at Braves (38-84)

Ken Dayley came through with a solid 3 innings as the sizzling St. Louis Cardinals bested the Atlanta Braves 6 to 5 at FULTON CTY STADIUM. 

Joaquin Andujar(12-11) got the win despite looking shaky at times. He gave up 8 hits and no walks in 5 innings. St. Louis managed 10 hits in their victory. 

Andujar got help from Jeff Lahti who earned his 21st save. Rick Camp(4-9) absorbed the loss. He was knocked around pretty good, giving up 6 runs in 5 and 1/3 innings. 

No one has been able to stop St. Louis lately as they lengthened their winning streak to 8 games. 'It seems we can't lose these days', Whitey Herzog volunteered after the game. Then after a moment to reflect he lamented, 'Oh great! Now I've gone and jinxed us!'

August 24, 1985: Twins (48-75) at Red Sox (76-47)

Dwight Evans had 2 base hits and 3 RBI as the mighty Boston Red Sox won in dramatic fashion over the floundering Minnesota Twins by a score of 6 to 5 at FENWAY PARK. 

Boston had the game winning rally in the bottom of the 9th inning scoring 3 runs on 2 base hits. Mike Easler started the inning off right when he laced a base-hit. Rich Gedman next to the plate and he drew a walk. Marty Barrett then drew a walk to load the bases. Glenn Hoffman came up and he drew a walk knocking in a run. Evans came up to bat and doubled making Boston victorious to the delight of the the home town crowd. Boston totaled 9 hits on the afternoon. 

Mark Clear(1-0) got the win allowing no runs in 1 and 1/3 innings. The losing pitcher was Ron Davis(1-4) in relief. John McNamara was in great spirits in his post-game interview. Yet, when asked about his feelings after the thrilling comeback victory, he volunteered, 'I'll tell you this much - I know how my counterpart, Ray Miller, feels right now - and it's not very good. It's terrible when you come up on the short end of one of these!'

August 24, 1985: Cubs (63-60) at Reds (65-58)

The Chicago Cubs registered 6 runs in the 2nd inning and defeated the Cincinnati Reds by a score of 6 to 3 at Crosley Field. 

Chicago scored all of the necessary runs in the 2nd inning as they scored 6 runs on 6 base hits. That early scoring held up. Cincinnati went down quietly in the bottom of the 9th. 

The win was credited to Rick Sutcliffe(14-7) who went 7 innings allowing 3 runs. Lee Smith recorded his 31st save. Jay Tibbs(9-14) was the losing pitcher. He was unable to control the Chicago offense and allowed 7 hits and 2 walks in 3 innings.