July 10, 1985: Twins (36-47) at Orioles (41-41)

Bert Blyleven pitched a complete game shutout and Tim Teufel had 2 base hits and 3 RBI at MEMORIAL STADIUM where the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles by the score of 4 to 0. 

Blyleven(10-5) had a strong outing. He allowed only 6 hits and 3 walks in 9 innings reducing his ERA from 3.31 to 3.09. Both teams totaled 6 hits on the night. 

The losing pitcher was Dennis Martinez(8-8). 'Ahhh, that victory was surely needed. Man alive, things were getting awfully grim,' noted Ray Miller. 'Now, we need to string a bunch of wins together and turn things around!'

July 10, 1985: Dodgers (49-34) at Pirates (33-49)

Rick Rhoden whitewashed Los Angeles and Jim Morrison had 4 hits at Forbes Field where the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers by the score of 4 to 0. 

Rhoden(5-10) gave Pittsburgh a solid outing. He didn't give up much, just 9 hits and no walks in 9 innings. Pittsburgh had a total of 13 hits for the game. 

The loss was charged to Bob Welch(9-5). He pitched 7 innings giving up 12 hits and 1 walk.

July 10, 1985: White Sox at (38-43) at Tigers (49-33)

Chet Lemon slammed a homerun and had 4 RBI at TIGER STADIUM where the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 8 to 5. 

Detroit went ahead for good in the bottom of the 6th inning scoring 2 runners on 2 hits. The biggest moment was provided by Lemon who made the Detroit fans a happy lot when he slapped a base-hit which was good for two runs. Although they lost, Chicago did out-hit Detroit 12 to 9. 

Todd Crane(8-5) picked up the victory, allowing 4 runs in 7 and 2/3 innings. Crane got relief help from Aurelio Lopez who gained credit for his 3rd save. The loss was charged to Gene Nelson(8-10).

July 10, 1985: Phillies (33-49) at Astros (40-44)

Bob Knepper pitched 9 strong innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5 to 1 at Colt Stadium. 

Houston scored 4 runs in the decisive bottom of the 4th inning when they came up with 5 base hits. They would be enough to earn the win. Both teams' bats went to sleep after the 4th inning with no runs scored after that point. 

Knepper(11-7) allowed 1 run on the game. Kevin Gross(2-10) was given the loss. He was hit hard and gave up 10 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings.

July 10, 1985: Blue Jays (52-33) at Mariners (44-40)

One run was the difference at The Kingdome as the seemingly unstoppable Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Seattle Mariners 9 to 8. 

The game was decided in the 9th inning. After two were out Garth Iorg ripped a base-hit. Willie Upshaw followed next and he doubled scoring the run. Seattle was set down quietly in the bottom of the 9th. 

Dave Stieb(15-5) got the win allowing 8 runs in 8 innings. Stieb got help from Tom Henke who was credited with his 17th save. Bill Swift(3-6) was the loser in relief. 

It was another victory for Toronto at KINGDOME. Now their winning streak stands at 7 games. 'I'm glad to get the win', Stieb said. 'We've got some good momentum going now.'

July 10, 1985: Mets (56-27) at Reds (43-40)

40,189 fans were treated to a fine game at Crosley Field as only one run separated the combatants at game's end. The Cincinnati Reds tallied 4 runs in the 7th inning and won by the slimmest of margins, 4 to 3. 

Cincinnati did all the necessary damage in the 7th inning when they came up with 4 runs on 6 hits. The highlight belonged to Ron Oester who made the crowd happy when he doubled bringing home two baserunners. New York went down quietly in the 9th. 

The victory was credited to Mario Soto(12-7) who went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs. Soto was helped out by John Franco who recorded his 18th save. Sid Fernandez(14-3) was charged with the loss. He surrendered 3 runs and 4 hits in 6 and 2/3 innings.

July 10, 1985: Brewers (34-48) at Angels (38-45)

The California Angels nipped the Milwaukee Brewers 4 to 3 at ANAHEIM STADIUM in a hard fought contest. 

Ron Romanick(6-11) pitched a fine game. He surrendered 8 hits and no walks in 8 innings. Neither team managed to score after the 3rd inning. 

Donnie Moore earned his 15th save. Ray Burris(6-10) was hit with the loss. He pitched 7 innings giving up 6 hits and 2 walks.