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.

August 24, 1985: Dodgers (74-50) at Expos (58-66)

Bryn Smith threw a 2 hit shutout as the Montreal Expos beat the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 3 to 0. 

Smith(9-13) was virtually untouchable. He didn't give up much, just 2 hits and no walks in 9 innings. Montreal had a total of 10 hits for the game. 

Rick Honeycutt(8-6) absorbed the loss. He was unable to control the Montreal offense and allowed 10 hits and 2 walks in 6 and 2/3 innings. 

Tommy Lasorda lamented, 'Smith was really aggressive tonight. He kept coming after our hitters. Heck, why not. he kept sitting our guys down one after another - like so many bowling pins!'

August 24, 1985: Brewers (52-70) at Indians (48-78)

With the crowd on their collective feet, screaming at the top of their lungs, Cleveland Indians rallied to top Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 4 to 3. 

Cleveland had the game winning rally in the bottom of the 9th inning scoring 2 runs using 3 hits. Pat Tabler led off the inning for Cleveland when he doubled. Mel Hall next to the plate and he stroked a single bringing in a run. After an out was recorded, Chris Bando then drew a walk. Brett Butler followed next and he laced a base-knock making Cleveland the victor and beginning a joyous home town celebration. Cleveland had a total of 11 hits for the game. 

The win went to Tom Waddell(7-6) who allowed no runs in 1 inning. Rollie Fingers(2-6) took the loss in relief. He gave up 3 hits and 1 walk in 1/3 of an inning.

August 24, 1985: Astros (57-65) at Pirates (55-67)

In a thrilling finish the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled off the win over the Houston Astros by a score of 3 to 2 at Forbes Field. 

The game was won by Pittsburgh when they scored a run in the 9th inning. After two were out Marvell Wynne tripled. Jim Morrison stepped up next and he lined a one-base hit resulting in an exciting win for Pittsburgh and a wild post-game celebration by the home town fans. Pittsburgh won despite being out-hit by Houston 10 hits to 7. Cecilio Guante(2-3) went 1 inning allowing 1 run for the victory. Mike Scott(6-14) took the loss. 

This win by Pittsburgh continues their recent hot streak. In their last ten games, they have a record of 8-2. For the season, they are 55-67. With the loss, Houston has a record of 3-7 lately, 57-65 overall.

August 24, 1985: Tigers (72-51) at Angels (54-69)

Right fielder Kirk Gibson blasted 2 homeruns and had 4 RBI and Frank Tanana recorded a complete game shutout as the Detroit Tigers man-handled the California Angels - the final score was 11 to 0. 

Gibson had a big evening at the plate. He lofted a solo-blast 'downtown' in the 1st inning, smashed a bases-empty homer in the 3rd inning and doubled resulting in a run in the 4th inning. Detroit had 12 hits for the night. 

It was the 2nd shutout of the year for Tanana(13-7). Mike Witt(8-13) was the loser. He allowed 4 homeruns in 6 and 2/3 innings of work. 

With this win, Detroit has a 72-51 record. They have been 6-4 lately. California can't seem to snap out of their recent 'funk'. Now they have a miserable 2-8 record over the last couple weeks.

August 24, 1985: Cardinals (75-48) at Braves (38-84)

Ken Dayley came through with a solid 3 innings as the sizzling St. Louis Cardinals bested the Atlanta Braves 6 to 5 at FULTON CTY STADIUM. 

Joaquin Andujar(12-11) got the win despite looking shaky at times. He gave up 8 hits and no walks in 5 innings. St. Louis managed 10 hits in their victory. 

Andujar got help from Jeff Lahti who earned his 21st save. Rick Camp(4-9) absorbed the loss. He was knocked around pretty good, giving up 6 runs in 5 and 1/3 innings. 

No one has been able to stop St. Louis lately as they lengthened their winning streak to 8 games. 'It seems we can't lose these days', Whitey Herzog volunteered after the game. Then after a moment to reflect he lamented, 'Oh great! Now I've gone and jinxed us!'