September 1, 1985: Expos (61-69) at Padres (69-62)

The Montreal Expos bested the San Diego Padres by a 5 to 2 score at JACK MURPHY STADIUM. 

Montreal took the lead for good in the 3rd inning as they scored 2 runs on 4 base hits. The key offensive moment was provided by Mitch Webster who silenced the crowd when he ripped a base-knock bringing in two baserunners. Jeff Reardon was perfect in the ninth giving him his 21st save on the season. 

Joe Hesketh(12-7) went 8 innings allowing 2 runs for the win. Dave Dravecky(12-11) was given the loss. He pitched 7 innings and surrendered 8 hits and 1 walk.

September 1, 1985: Red Sox (79-51) at Twins (53-77)

In an exciting finish the Minnesota Twins pulled out a win over the Boston Red Sox by a score of 8 to 7 at METRODOME. 

Minnesota won the game with a run in the bottom of the 9th inning. After an out was recorded, Kent Hrbek drew a walk. Tom Brunansky followed, but he was set down on strikes. Gary Gaetti then doubled making Minnesota victorious to the delight of the the home town crowd. Boston out-hit Minnesota 14 to 9, but Minnesota ended up with more runs. 

Rick Lysander(2-2) got the win allowing 1 run in 1 and 2/3 innings. Bruce Kison(2-6) ended up with the loss in relief. He gave up 1 run and 1 hit in 1 and 2/3 innings.

National League Daily RECAP for August 31, 1985

American League Daily RECAP for August 31, 1985

August 31, 1985: Mariners (66-64) at Orioles (64-64)

Center fielder John Shelby had 3 base hits and 2 RBI as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners by a score of 7 to 6. 

Don Aase(3-3) was the winning pitcher in relief. He was reached for 2 hits and 2 walks in 2 innings. Seattle tried unsuccessfully to come back in the 9th. 

The losing pitcher was Frank Wills(5-10) in relief. He pitched 2 innings and surrendered 1 hit and 1 walk.

August 31, 1985: Pirates (57-72) at Reds (69-61)

The Pittsburgh Pirates nipped the Cincinnati Reds 4 to 3 at Crosley Field in a hard fought contest. 

The game was won by Pittsburgh with a run in the 8th inning. Mike Brown doubled. After an out was recorded, Jim Morrison stepped up to the plate and he ripped a base-knock scoring the run. Cincinnati had a chance in the 9th but they came up short. 

Rick Rhoden(10-12) went 7 innings allowing 3 runs for the victory. Rhoden got help from Cecilio Guante who was credited with his 27th save. Tom Hume(2-2) was the loser in relief.

August 31, 1985: A's (55-75) at Tigers (76-53)

Walt Terrell delivered 9 solid innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics by a score of 4 to 0. 

Terrell(15-7) dominated Oakland hitters. He allowed only 4 hits and 2 walks in 9 innings. The pitchers took over after the 4th inning as neither team was able to score again. 

Steve McCatty(4-7) absorbed the loss. He got hit hard, allowing 10 hits and 3 walks in 7 innings.