October 1, 1985: White Sox (79-78) at Twins (69-89)

Mark Salas went deep and had 3 RBI as the Minnesota Twins staged a dramatic comeback over the Chicago White Sox by a score of 6 to 5 at METRODOME. 

Minnesota had the winning rally in the bottom of the 9th inning plating 2 runs. After an out was recorded, Ron Washington kicked off the action when he reached on an error. After another out, Salas came up and he popped a two-run clout over the fence giving Minnesota the victory and sending the 15,016 home-town fans home happy. Minnesota rapped out 10 hits for the night. 

The win was credited to Pete Filson(6-7) who went 1 and 2/3 innings allowing 1 run. Bob James(4-5) was the losing pitcher in relief. 

Filson and Salas were really whooping it up in the clubhouse after the great come from behind victory.


October 1, 1985: Reds (84-73) at Giants (72-85)

Right fielder Dave Parker lofted one into the 'cheap seats' and had 3 RBI as the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants by a score of 7 to 1. 

Cincinnati drew first blood jumping out to an early lead in the first inning plating 2 runs on 2 hits. Eddie Milner started the inning off right when he drew a walk. Milner was safe at second on a stolen base. Eric Davis then stroked a single. Cincinnati continued their aggressive style with another stolen base. Pete Rose came up to bat and lined a single scoring the final run of the inning. That was all Ron Robinson(9-7) needed. Cincinnati out-hit San Francisco for the game, 13 hits to 6. 

Jim Gott(12-12) was given the loss. He allowed a few too many baserunners giving up 9 hits and 2 walks in 5 and 2/3 innings.

October 1, 1985: Angels (64-93) at Royals (87-69)

George Brett rocketed 2 homeruns and had 8 RBI as the Kansas City Royals topped the slumping California Angels by a score of 11 to 2 at ROYALS STADIUM. 

Brett was a one-man wrecking crew. He clubbed a three-run home run in the 1st inning, bombed a two-run dinger in the 2nd inning and doubled plating three runs in the 5th inning. Kansas City had 13 hits overall, while California had 5. 

The victory went to Charlie Leibrandt(18-9) who went 8 innings, allowing 2 runs. Mike Witt(9-16) was hit with the loss. He was touched for 3 homeruns in his 2 innings of work.

October 1, 1985: Braves (48-109) at Astros (77-80)

Claudell Washington had 4 hits and 3 RBI as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros 9 to 3 at Colt Stadium. 

Atlanta took the lead for keeps in the top of the 3rd inning scoring 3 runners on 3 hits. The big moment was provided by Terry Harper who silenced the stadium when he lost the ball over the fence for three runs. Overall Atlanta out-hit Houston 14 to 11. 

Pascual Perez(2-5) got credit for the victory, pitching 6 innings and allowing 3 runs. Mike Scott(8-18) was hit with the loss. He got hit hard, allowing 9 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings.

October 1, 1985: Blue Jays (99-58) at Tigers (93-64)

The Toronto Blue Jays came roaring back in the top of the ninth to clinch the division and spoil the anticipated celebration of the hometown fans. The final score,, was 2 to 1. 

Toronto came through with the game-winning runs in the top of the 9th inning scoring 2 runs utilizing 3 base hits. George Bell led off and started the attack as he lined a single. Cliff Johnson next to the plate and he doubled. After an out was recorded, Ernie Whitt then drew a walk to load the bases. One out later, Tony Fernandez stepped in and he doubled driving home two runs. 

Jimmy Key(22-9) got help from Tom Henke who pitched great and earned his 37th save. Jack Morris(19-10) took the loss. He pitched 8 and 2/3 innings giving up 7 hits and 4 walks.

October 1, 1985: Pirates (70-87) at Cubs (79-79)

10,915 fans watched an exciting game at WRIGLEY FIELD. The Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Chicago Cubs by the slimmest of margins, 3 to 2. 

Larry McWilliams(7-13) delivered a fine performance for Pittsburgh. He went 6 innings surrendering 7 hits and no walks. Chicago made it exciting in the 9th, but they were unable to push the needed runs across. 

McWilliams got relief help from Cecilio Guante who gained credit for his 33rd save. Rick Sutcliffe(18-10) was the losing pitcher. He got hammered, allowing 9 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings.

October 1, 1985: Brewers (72-85) at Yankees (89-68)

Rickey Henderson had 4 hits and 2 RBI as the New York Yankees defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in 10 innings by the score of 5 to 4 at YANKEE STADIUM. 

The game was deadlocked at 4 after nine full innings. New York won it in the 10th inning. Butch Wynegar stroked a base-hit. Bobby Meacham was next to bat, but he was a strikeout victim. Henderson then singled. Ken Griffey was up next and he doubled giving New York the victory and sending the 20,304 home-town fans home happy. New York had 16 hits for the game and Milwaukee had 11. 

Rich Bordi(11-1) went 2 innings allowing no runs for the victory. Jaime Cocanower(4-8) took the loss in relief. He pitched 2 and 1/3 innings and surrendered 4 hits and 2 walks.