August 26, 1985: Dodgers (76-50) at Mets (82-43)

Orel Hershiser came through with a solid 9 innings and Mike Scioscia hit 2 doubles and had 2 RBI at SHEA STADIUM as the spectacular Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 3 to 0. 

Los Angeles promptly took the lead in their half of the first plating one baserunner. That early scoring held up. Los Angeles had 11 hits for the night. 

For Hershiser(16-8) it was his 5th shutout this year. Ed Lynch(17-5) took the loss. He was touched for 10 hits and 3 walks in 6 and 2/3 innings. 

'Hershiser pitched a gem of a game', Davey Johnson recounted. 'He kept our batters off balance the entire game.'

August 26, 1985: Yankees (72-53) at A's (53-73)

Jose Canseco slammed a homerun and had 3 RBI as the Oakland Athletics defeated the New York Yankees by a score of 7 to 4 at OAKLAND COLISEUM. 

New York never recovered after Oakland took the lead in the 5th inning with 3 runs utilizing 3 base hits. Carney Lansford led off and started the attack as he laced a single. Mike Davis was next to bat, but he was a strikeout victim. Dave Kingman then smacked a single. One out later, Canseco came up and he belted a three-run homer. Oakland out-hit New York for the game, 13 hits to 6. 

Chris Codiroli(6-15) got the win allowing 4 runs in 7 innings. Steve Ontiveros was credited with his 5th save. Ed Whitson(6-14) was the losing pitcher. He allowed Oakland 7 runs in 4 and 2/3 innings of work.

August 26, 1985: Cardinals (76-49) at Reds (67-58)

In a good matchup it was the Cincinnati Reds 5, the St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Crosley Field. 

Cincinnati promptly took the lead in their half of the first plating an isolated run. Eddie Milner drew a walk. Eric Davis was next to bat, but he was a strikeout victim. Tony Perez then doubled scoring the run. Cincinnati finished with 11 hits while St. Louis ended up with 3. 

Mario Soto(18-10) got the win allowing 3 runs in 8 and 2/3 innings. Soto was helped out by John Franco who recorded his 25th save. The losing pitcher was Danny Cox(7-10). He got hit pretty hard, allowing 10 hits and 3 walks in 6 and 2/3 innings.

August 26, 1985: Brewers (54-70) at Indians (48-80)

Paul Molitor had 2 base hits at MUNICIPAL STADIUM where the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians by the score of 4 to 1. 

Milwaukee brought 3 runs across the plate in the 2nd inning when they had 6 base hits. That scoring would be all that was needed. Neither team managed to score after the 3rd inning. 

Jaime Cocanower(4-6) got credit for the victory, pitching 8 innings and allowing 1 run. Cocanower got help from Bob McClure who was credited with his 2nd save. Vern Ruhle(4-13) ended up with the loss.

August 26, 1985: Pirates (55-69) at Braves (39-85)

Terry Harper homered as the Atlanta Braves outscored the Pittsburgh Pirates 5
to 4.
Pittsburgh was unable to climb back into it after Atlanta went ahead for good
in the 2nd inning plating an isolated run using 2 hits.  Atlanta rapped out
11 hits for the night.  
Steve Shields(3-3) went 3 innings allowing one runs for the victory. Rick
Rhoden(9-12) was tagged with the loss.  He was touched for 3 homeruns in his
7 innings of work. Bruce Sutter earned his 15th Save.

August 24, 1985: Padres (66-59) at Mets (82-41)

Dwight Gooden(17-4) was on top of his game in New York as he tossed a beauty of a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres. The New York Mets won by a score of 3 to 0. 

The partisan crowd cheered every San Diego out from the 7th inning on. He walked 4 San Diego batters. What an evening for the fans. They were on the edge of their seats from the 7th inning on. With every out, the electricity in the air mounted. After the 4th inning, neither team was able to score. 

The loss was charged to Eric Show(14-12). 'Not in my wildest dreams did I think this would happen!' Gooden said as he stood at home plate to salute the fans. 'Once I got into the later innings, I decided to challenge every hitter, and that turned out to be the right decision!'

August 24, 1985: Yankees (72-51) at Mariners (62-62)

Right fielder Dave Winfield had 4 hits and 2 RBI and Ron Guidry tossed a complete game shutout as the New York Yankees bested the Seattle Mariners 7 to 0 at The Kingdome. 

Guidry(21-7) put on a good performance. He didn't give up much, just 5 hits and 3 walks in 9 innings. New York rapped out 12 hits for the night. 

Matt Young(12-11) was the losing pitcher. He pitched 6 innings allowing 8 hits and 2 walks.