Left fielder Dusty Baker had 4 hits and 4 RBI at OAKLAND COLISEUM as the Oakland Athletics pulled off a dramatic comeback beating the Kansas City Royals by the count of 12 to 11.
Oakland had the winning rally in the bottom of the 9th inning plating 3 runs utilizing 5 base hits. Bruce Bochte led off and keyed the rally when he slapped a base-hit. Mickey Tettleton was next and he doubled. Jose Canseco then laced a single scoring a run. After an out was recorded, Mike Heath came to the plate and smacked a one-base hit to load the bases. Tony Phillips followed, but he was set down on strikes. Baker contributed to the rally and slapped a single making Oakland the victor and beginning a joyous home town celebration. A wild and woolly affair, this game saw the lead change 6 times.
Steve McCatty(5-7) got credit for the victory, pitching 1/3 of an inning and allowing no runs. Joe Beckwith(9-5) took the loss in relief.
Andy Van Slyke had 3 base hits and 2 RBI at WRIGLEY FIELD as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6 to 1.
St. Louis scored 3 runs in the decisive top of the 7th inning when they had 3 base hits. The key offensive moment was provided by Vince Coleman who quieted the crowd when he lined a base-hit bringing home two baserunners. Neither team was able to score until the 6th inning.
Danny Cox(9-11) went 8 innings allowing 1 run for the victory. The loss was charged to Dennis Eckersley(18-9). He surrendered 6 hits and 1 walk in 6 and 1/3 innings.