August 2, 1985: Mariners (51-52) at A's (40-63)

Mike Moore pitched 9 strong innings as the Seattle Mariners bested the Oakland Athletics 1 to 0 at OAKLAND COLISEUM. 

Moore(15-7) simply dominated Oakland. He didn't allow much, just 4 hits and 1 walk in 9 innings. Oakland tried unsuccessfully to come back in the 9th. 

Jose Rijo(12-5) ended up with the loss. He was a hard-luck loser, pitching 9 innings and not allowing an earned run. 

'Moore gave us exactly what we needed tonight.' Chuck Cottier said. 'When he threw the fastball he threw it for strikes. They were really fooled by his change. Most of the time he had them chasing it.'

August 2, 1985: Padres (56-48) at Astros (49-54)

Glenn Davis had 2 base hits as the Houston Astros defeated the San Diego Padres in 11 innings 3 to 2 at Colt Stadium. 

The score was knotted at 2 after nine innings. Houston came out on top in the 11th inning. After an out was recorded, Kevin Bass ripped a base-hit. Jose Cruz got his chance to keep things going, but he went down on strikes. Jerry Mumphrey then ripped a one-base hit. Davis was up next and he slapped a base-hit resulting in a mighty exciting win for Houston and the 34,247 home town fans in attendance. Houston banged out 8 hits on the night. 

The victory went to Charlie Kerfeld(2-1) who went 1 inning, allowing no runs. Mark Thurmond(7-3) was the losing pitcher in relief. He gave up 1 run and 3 hits in 1 and 2/3 innings. 

The Houston ballclub's record now stands at 49-54. With the loss, San Diego has a record of 4-6 lately, 56-48 overall.

August 2, 1985: Twins (42-60) at Angels (46-56)

Ken Schrom pitched a complete game as the Minnesota Twins defeated the California Angels by the score of 7 to 1 at ANAHEIM STADIUM. 

Schrom(7-2) contributed a very nicely pitched game. He was stingy on the mound, allowing just 6 hits and 3 walks in 9 innings. Minnesota banged out 12 hits on the night. 

Kirk McCaskill(11-10) was hit with the loss. He gave up 4 runs and 8 hits in 5 innings.

August 2, 1985: Dodgers (62-41) at Reds (56-46)

Jay Tibbs whitewashed Los Angeles on 3 hits at Crosley Field where the Cincinnati Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 to 0. 

Tibbs(8-11) dominated Los Angeles hitters. He didn't allow much, just 3 hits and 1 walk in 9 innings dropping his ERA from 4.46 to 4.23. The pitchers took over after the 4th inning as neither team was able to score again. 

Bob Welch(12-6) was hit with the loss. He got hit pretty hard, allowing 10 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings. 'When Tibbs is on like that it is a tough game to play, no doubt about it,' Tommy Lasorda said. 'He always pitches well against us.'

August 2, 1985: White Sox (52-48) at Yankees (58-44)

In a game for the baseball purist, Joel Davis(2-4) and Ed Whitson(6-12) squared off in a tense pitching duel, Chicago White Sox finally emerged victorious over New York Yankees, 3 to 1. 

Davis pitched well for Chicago in their victory. He went 7 innings surrendering 7 hits and 2 walks. Chicago ended up with 11 hits for the game while New York had 7. 

Bob James recorded his 24th save.

August 2, 1985: Phillies (42-59) at Cardinals (61-40)

In a close game it was the St. Louis Cardinals 5, the Philadelphia Phillies 3 at BUSCH STADIUM. 

In the bottom of the 7th inning St. Louis scored 2 runs. The critical plate appearance was by Bob Forsch who made the crowd come alive when he stroked a one-base hit bringing in two baserunners. Jeff Lahti pitched a perfect ninth and was credited with his 19th save. 

The win went to Forsch(11-6) who allowed 3 runs in 8 innings. John Denny(9-10) ended up with the loss. He allowed 6 hits and 3 walks in 6 innings. 

The St. Louis ballclub's record now stands at 61-40. With the loss, the Philadelphia ballclub's record is 42-59.

August 2, 1985: Brewers (42-59) at Tigers (59-42)

Ray Burris allowed only 3 hits resulting in a big goose egg on the scoreboard for Detroit as the Milwaukee Brewers outscored the Detroit Tigers 9 to 0. 

Burris(8-12) was indeed brilliant as he hand-cuffed the Detroit offense. He allowed only 3 hits and 2 walks in 9 innings dropping his ERA from 5.10 to 4.80. Milwaukee had 16 hits for the night. 

The losing pitcher was Frank Tanana(12-4). He was knocked around pretty good, giving up 7 runs in 5 and 1/3 innings. 'Burris gave us exactly what we needed tonight.' George Bamberger said. 'When he threw the fastball he threw it for strikes. They were really fooled by his change. Most of the time he had them chasing it.'