August 14, 1985: Astros (55-58) at Giants (48-65)

In a close game the Houston Astros got by the San Francisco Giants by the score of 4 to 2. 

Houston won the game with a rally in the top of the 9th inning scoring 2 runs on 2 base hits. After two outs Terry Puhl initiated the scoring spurt when he drew a walk. Phil Garner followed and he laced a base-hit. Garner took second on the throw. Mark Bailey then doubled driving home two runs. Dave Smith was great in relief and recorded his 21st save. 

Jeff Calhoun(3-0) got the win allowing no runs in 1 inning. Vida Blue(5-16) was charged with the loss. He pitched 8 and 2/3 innings and surrendered 5 hits and 5 walks.

August 14, 1985: A's (46-69) at Twins (47-67)

Athletics....... 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 - 4 9 2 
Twins........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 - 3 4 0 

Win:Birtsas(8-5) Loss:Butcher(3-17) Save:Howell(20th) 
Homeruns- C.Lansford(14th), D.Kingman(19th) 

First baseman Dave Kingman connected with a homer and had 2 RBI and Tim Birtsas delivered 8 solid innings at METRODOME where the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins by the score of 4 to 3. 

Oakland took the lead for good in the top of the 6th inning scoring one runner on 3 hits. Neither team was able to score until the 6th inning. 

Birtsas(8-5) allowed 2 runs in 8 innings, and picked up the victory. Birtsas got relief help from Jay Howell who gained credit for his 20th save. John Butcher(3-17) was the loser.

August 14, 1985: Expos (54-61) at Cubs (57-57)

Jeff Reardon stopped Chicago cold at WRIGLEY FIELD as the Montreal Expos beat the struggling Chicago Cubs 3 to 2. 

Montreal scored the decisive runs in a big 8th inning scoring 2 runs utilizing 2 base hits. Jim Wohlford got things going when he ripped a base-knock. Tim Raines was next and he lifted one out of the park for a two run home run. Montreal had a total of 7 hits for the game. 

Tim Burke(2-5) went 2 and 1/3 innings allowing no runs for the victory. Burke got help from Reardon who earned his 18th save. Ray Fontenot(5-12) was tagged with the loss.

August 14, 1985: Angels (52-62) at Mariners (58-57)

Mike Moore went 9 strong innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the California Angels by the score of 10 to 1 at The Kingdome. 

California fell behind quickly as the Seattle offense came through in the first inning when they tallied 2 runs on 2 hits. That early run support was all that Moore(17-7) required. Seattle banged out 14 hits on the afternoon. 

Mike Witt(8-11) was given the loss. When questioned about his counterpart after the game, Witt was lavish in his praise, 'It was obvious very early on that we were going to be in for a long night. Moore brought his 'A' game with him - he had good stuff and was able to spot it perfectly. He probably only made one or two bad pitches the entire game!

National League Daily RECAP for August 13, 1985



American League Daily RECAP for August 13, 1985



August 13, 1985: A's (45-69) at Twins (47-66)

Mike Heath left the yard and had 3 RBI at METRODOME where the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins by the score of 6 to 3. 

The Minnesota fans didn't appreciate the big day Heath had. He clubbed a two-run home run in the 4th inning, tripled which plated a run in the 6th inning and ripped a single in the 8th inning. Jay Howell pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 19th save. 

The victory was credited to Bill Krueger(5-10) who went 8 innings, allowing 3 runs. The losing pitcher was Mike Smithson(8-13). He surrendered 5 runs and 11 hits in 7 innings.