August 21, 1985: Dodgers (72-49) at Phillies (51-69)

Orel Hershiser came through with a solid 9 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers bested the Philadelphia Phillies 9 to 2 at Shibe Park. 

Los Angeles took the lead for keeps in the 6th inning with 3 runs on 4 base hits. Bill Madlock started the inning off right when he doubled. Pedro Guerrero next to the plate and he stroked a one-base hit plating a run. Mike Marshall then singled. Greg Brock followed, but he was set down on strikes. One out later, Bill Russell stepped up to the plate and he laced a single driving home another two teammates. Russell took second on the throw. Los Angeles totaled 12 hits on the night. 

Hershiser(15-8) was the winner allowing 2 runs for the game. Charles Hudson(4-11) was charged with the loss. He got hit pretty hard, allowing 10 hits and 2 walks in 6 and 2/3 innings. 

With the win Los Angeles now has a record of a division leading 72-49. With the loss, Philadelphia has a record of 3-7 lately, 51-69, worst in the division overall.

August 21, 1985: Yankees (69-51) at Angels (54-66)

The New York Yankees bested the California Angels by a 5 to 2 score at ANAHEIM STADIUM. 

In the top of the 4th inning New York scored 4 runs when they had 4 base hits. The highlight belonged to Butch Wynegar who silenced the stadium when he doubled scoring two baserunners. Both teams' bats went to sleep after the 4th inning with no runs scored after that point. 

Phil Niekro(11-8) allowed 2 runs in 8 innings, and picked up the victory. Niekro got help from Dave Righetti who was credited with his 29th save. Kirk McCaskill(13-12) suffered the loss. He got hammered, allowing 9 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings.

August 21, 1985: Reds (65-55) at Pirates (53-66)

R.J. Reynolds had 2 base hits at Forbes Field where the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 4 to 1. 

Pittsburgh jumped out to the early lead in the first inning plating one baserunner on 2 base hits. After an out was recorded, Reynolds ripped a one-base hit. Reynolds got a great jump and stole second easily. Johnny Ray then delivered a single scoring the run. Both teams totaled 7 hits on the night. 

Rick Rhoden(9-11) went 6 and 2/3 innings allowing 1 run for the win. Rhoden got relief help from Cecilio Guante who gained credit for his 24th save. The loss was charged to Joe Price(4-4). He surrendered only 2 runs and 4 hits in 6 innings.

August 21, 1985: Orioles (61-58) at Mariners (62-59)

Mark Langston went the distance at The Kingdome where the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles by the score of 6 to 2. 

Seattle jumped on top of Baltimore in the 5th inning when they came up with 2 runs on 2 hits. Seattle finished with 12 hits in the victory. 

The victory went to Langston(11-9) who went the distance allowing 2 runs. Dennis Martinez(11-9) ended up with the loss. He gave up 6 runs in 5 and 2/3 innings of work.

August 21, 1985: Cardinals (72-48) at Astros (56-63)

First baseman Jack Clark cracked 2 homeruns and had 4 RBI and John Tudor pitched a complete game as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Houston Astros by the score of 9 to 3 at Colt Stadium. 

Clark had a good evening at the plate. He ripped a solo home run in the 6th inning and cleared the fences for a two-run home run in the 8th inning. St. Louis totaled 15 hits on the night. 

Tudor(17-5) picked up the complete game victory, allowing 3 runs. The loss was charged to Bob Knepper(14-12). He gave up 5 runs and 8 hits in 1 inning.

August 21, 1985: Twins (48-73) at Brewers (51-69)

Danny Darwin threw a 3 hit shutout at COUNTY STADIUM where the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins by the score of 3 to 0. 

Darwin(13-11) was simply too much for the Minnesota batters. He surrendered only 3 hits and 3 walks in 9 innings. Darwin struckout 10 Minnesota batters. Milwaukee had only 6 hits for the game. 

The losing pitcher was Frank Viola(9-17). He pitched 7 and 2/3 innings allowing only 5 hits and no walks. 'He came out with good stuff,' George Bamberger said about Darwin. 'He threw the ball good from the first pitch on.'

August 21, 1985: Cubs (60-60) at Braves (38-81)

Dale Murphy slammed a homerun at FULTON CTY STADIUM as the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs in 12 innings by the count of 5 to 4. 

The score was knotted at 4 after nine innings. Atlanta won the hard fought contest in the 12th inning. Claudell Washington laced a one-base hit. Rafael Ramirez followed and he grounded into a double play. Murphy then hit a bases-empty home run resulting in a mighty exciting win for Atlanta and the 29,987 home town fans in attendance. Atlanta totaled 9 hits on the night. 

Gene Garber(1-2) went 3 innings allowing no runs for the victory. Lary Sorensen(1-3) ended up with the loss in relief. He allowed 2 hits and no walks in 2 innings.