August 11, 1985: Cubs (57-54) at Mets (76-35)

Right fielder Darryl Strawberry lofted one into the cheap seats and had 2 RBI as the red-hot New York Mets rallied impressively to win in dramatic style over Chicago Cubs, 6 to 5. 

New York won the game with a rally in the bottom of the 9th inning with 2 runs on 4 hits. Larry Bowa kicked off the action when he doubled. Mookie Wilson stepped up next and he stroked a one-base hit scoring a single run. Wally Backman then ripped a base-hit. Keith Hernandez came up and he drew a walk to load the bases. Gary Carter came up to bat and laced a base-hit making New York victorious to the delight of the the home town crowd. New York banged out 13 hits on the afternoon. 

The victory went to Tom Gorman(2-0) who went 2 innings, allowing no runs. Lee Smith(1-3) suffered the loss in relief. Gorman and Strawberry were really whooping it up in the clubhouse after the great come from behind victory. As Davey Johnson noted, 'A win like this one can do wonders for a team's attitude.' Everyone shares in the joy - the fans, the players - even you guys - it's better than winning by a dozen runs!'

August 11, 1985: Tigers (65-46) at Indians (40-74)

Center fielder Chet Lemon hit a homer and had 3 RBI at MUNICIPAL STADIUM as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians by the count of 5 to 3. 

Detroit scored 2 runs in the decisive 5th inning. The critical plate appearance was by Lemon who silenced the crowd when he laced a one-base hit bringing home two baserunners. Detroit had a total of 9 hits for the game. 

Dan Petry(13-8) went 8 innings allowing 3 runs for the victory. Willie Hernandez earned the save, his 27th. Ramon Romero(5-4) was the losing pitcher. He surrendered 4 runs and 6 hits in 4 and 1/3 innings.

National League Daily RECAP for August 10, 1985

American League Daily RECAP for August 10, 1985

August 10, 1985: A's (43-68) at Mariners (55-56)

Gorman Thomas homered and had 3 RBI as the Seattle Mariners outscored the Oakland Athletics in 12 innings 5 to 4. 

The game was deadlocked at 4 after nine full innings. Seattle won the game in the 12th inning. Thomas cracked a solo homerun giving Seattle the victory as 47,470 happy fans celebrated wildly. Seattle banged out 12 hits on the night. 

The win was credited to Frank Wills(4-8) who went 1 inning allowing no runs. Keith Atherton(3-3) absorbed the loss in relief. He allowed 1 run and 1 hit in 1/3 of an inning.

August 10, 1985: Reds (59-51) at Dodgers (66-45)

Orel Hershiser held Cincinnati scoreless on just 3 hits and Pedro Guerrero cracked 2 homeruns and had 6 RBI at DODGER STADIUM where the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Cincinnati Reds 9 to 0. 

Guerrero enjoyed a great evening at the plate. Every time he came up in the latter innings, the crowd was on their feet cheering. He launched a three-run homer in the 1st inning and clubbed a three-run home run in the 2nd inning. 

Neither team managed to score after the 2nd inning. For Hershiser(13-8) it was his 4th shutout this year. Jay Tibbs(8-13) was the loser. He allowed 7 runs and 9 hits in 1 and 1/3 innings. 

'Our guys just weren't seeing the ball tonight.' Pete Rose said. 'Hershiser simply dominated us.'

August 10, 1985: Angels (51-59) at Twins (46-64)

The California Angels edged the Minnesota Twins at METRODOME by the score of 3 to 2. 

California scored 2 runs in the decisive top of the 7th inning. Rod Carew led off and keyed the rally when he drew a walk. One out later, Doug Decinces was a strikeout victim, unable to help out. Juan Beniquez then slapped a single. George Hendrick was up next and he drew a walk to load the bases. Craig Gerber stepped into the box and delivered a single driving in two more baserunners. Minnesota threatened in the 9th but California was able to put down the rally. 

The win was credited to Kirk McCaskill(12-11) who went 8 innings allowing 2 runs. McCaskill was helped out by Donnie Moore who recorded his 24th save. The loss was charged to John Butcher(3-16). He gave up 2 runs and 3 hits in 6 and 2/3 innings. 

With this win, California has a 51-59 record. They have been 5-5 lately. With this loss, Minnesota has a 5-5 record of late, 46-64 overall.