August 17, 1985: Mets (79-38) at Pirates (51-65)

Johnny Ray had 2 base hits and scored 3 times at Forbes Field as the Pittsburgh Pirates came back dramatically to top the New York Mets by the score of 9 to 8. 

Pittsburgh came up with the deciding runs in the 9th inning scoring 4 runners on 2 hits. The biggest moment was provided by Mike Brown who brought the crowd to their feet when he doubled bringing in two baserunners. Pittsburgh banged out 13 hits on the night. 

John Candelaria(3-0) was the winner allowing 1 run in 2 innings. The loss was charged to Roger McDowell(2-4) in relief. Chuck Tanner was ebullient after the game, 'It's great to win a hard fought game like that. Our guys just weren't going to be denied. And did you see the fans - they were going wild! Yes sir, a very enjoyable win tonight!'

August 17, 1985: Red Sox (71-45) at Yankees (67-49)

At YANKEE STADIUM the New York Yankees were battered 8 to 3 by the impressive Boston Red Sox. 

Bob Ojeda(9-5) gave Boston a solid outing. He allowed 6 hits and 4 walks in 8 innings. For the game Boston out-hit New York 12 to 6. 

Phil Niekro(10-8) was charged with the loss. He was not very effective, surrendering 7 runs in 5 and 2/3 innings.

August 17, 1985: Expos (55-63) at Cardinals (69-48)

47,963 fans were treated to a fine game at BUSCH STADIUM as only one run separated the combatants at game's end. The St. Louis Cardinals won by the slimmest of margins, 3 to 2. 

Both teams had scored 2 runs after nine full innings. St. Louis won it in the 13th inning. Terry Pendleton ripped a base-knock. Mike Jorgensen next to the plate and he drew a walk. Ozzie Smith then laid down a sacrifice bunt. Tom Nieto followed next and he hit a deep fly giving St. Louis the victory and sending the 47,963 home-town fans home happy. Although they lost, Montreal did out-hit St. Louis 11 to 8. 

Ricky Horton(6-2) allowed no runs in 4 innings, and picked up the victory. Dan Schatzeder(7-5) was hit with the loss in relief. He pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up 1 hit and 1 walk.

August 17, 1985: Mariners (60-58) at Twins (48-69)

Tim Teufel hit a homerun and had 5 RBI as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Seattle Mariners by a score of 13 to 12 at METRODOME. 

Teufel really 'lit it up' for Minnesota. He lined a one-base hit in the 4th inning, smacked a three-run homer in the 4th inning and tripled plating two runs in the 8th inning. Seattle tried unsuccessfully to come back in the 9th. 

Mike Smithson(9-13) went 7 innings allowing 7 runs for the win. Jim Beattie(4-11) was the losing pitcher. He allowed a few too many baserunners giving up 9 hits and 4 walks in 3 and 2/3 innings. 

'I had a big day, but there's a lot of credit to go around' Teufel said. 'We played well together as a team.'.

August 17, 1985: Dodgers (70-48) at Giants (50-66)

Left fielder Jeff Leonard cracked 2 homeruns and scored 3 times and Atlee Hammaker tossed a complete game as the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 4 to 1. 

It was a good day for San Francisco thanks to Leonard. He doubled in the 2nd inning, delivered a solo blast in the 4th inning and lofted a solo-blast 'downtown' in the 6th inning. San Francisco rapped out 8 hits for the afternoon. 

Hammaker(14-6), allowing 1 run for the game, picked up the victory. Bob Welch(12-7) ended up with the loss. He surrended 3 homeruns in his 7 innings.

August 17, 1985: Royals (66-50) at Blue Jays (73-45)

Designated hitter Al Oliver cracked 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI and Dave Stieb had a strong outing at EXHIBITION STADIUM as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 6 to 2. 

Oliver had a big day at the plate. He slapped a single in the 1st inning, smashed a bases-empty homer in the 3rd inning and blasted a two-run home run in the 6th inning. Toronto finished with 13 hits while Kansas City ended up with 4. 

The victory went to Stieb(21-6) who went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs. Mark Gubicza(10-9) was hit with the loss. He allowed a few too many baserunners giving up 12 hits and 5 walks in 5 and 1/3 innings.

August 17, 1985: Phillies (49-68) at Cubs (59-58)

In a game at WRIGLEY FIELD the Chicago Cubs got by the Philadelphia Phillies by the score of 5 to 2. 

The game started off with Chicago taking the lead in the first when they scored 4 runs on 2 hits. That scoring would be all that was needed. The pitchers took over after the 3rd inning as neither team was able to score again. 

Dennis Eckersley(15-8) got credit for the victory, pitching 8 innings and allowing 2 runs. Eckersley was helped out by Lee Smith who recorded his 27th save. John Denny(9-12) was the loser.