July 21, 1985: Royals (52-40) at Orioles (43-47)

Center fielder Willie Wilson had 3 base hits as the Kansas City Royals outscored the Baltimore Orioles in 10 innings 7 to 5. 

The score was tied at 5 after nine. Finally, Kansas City pulled the game out in the 10th inning. Jorge Orta kicked off the action when he reached on an error. Frank White struck out, unable to help the rally. Steve Balboni then cracked a two-run shot. Kansas City had a total of 11 hits for the game. 

The win was credited to Dan Quisenberry(1-6) who went 2 and 2/3 innings allowing 1 run. The losing pitcher was Don Aase(2-3) in relief. He gave up 2 runs and 1 hit in 1 inning.

July 21, 1985: Pirates (37-53) at Padres (51-42)

Lamarr Hoyt whitewashed Pittsburgh as the San Diego Padres topped the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 4 to 0 at JACK MURPHY STADIUM. 

Hoyt(10-9) was in control of the game from the outset. He didn't allow much, just 5 hits and 4 walks in 9 innings. San Diego finished with 10 hits in the victory. 

Larry McWilliams(5-8) was tagged with the loss. Dick Williams was just happy to get a win, 'We've had such a bad streak of games -- boy, it's great to get the monkey off our back. Now maybe we can relax a little and play the kind of baseball of which we are capable.'

July 21, 1985: Angels (42-49) at Red Sox (57-35)

Catcher Rich Gedman went yard and Oil Can Boyd went the distance as the Boston Red Sox pulled out a win over the California Angels by a score of 2 to 1 at FENWAY PARK. 

The game was won by Boston when they scored a run in the 9th inning. Bill Buckner drew a walk. Tony Armas was next and he doubled. Mike Easler then ripped a base-hit making Boston the victor and beginning a joyous home town celebration. Both teams finished the game with 8 hits. 

Boyd(9-5) lasted until the end allowing 1 run for the win. The loss was charged to Rafael Lugo(7-5). He allowed 2 runs and 8 hits in 8 innings.

July 21, 1985: Phillies (38-52) at Reds (48-43)

In a game at Crosley Field the Philadelphia Phillies got by the Cincinnati Reds by the score of 5 to 2. 

Philadelphia took the lead for keeps in the top of the 6th inning scoring a single run. Philadelphia had a total of 8 hits for the game. 

The victory was credited to Steve Carlton(11-4) who went 8 innings, allowing 2 runs. Kent Tekulve got the save, his 16th. Joe Price(2-2) suffered the loss. He pitched 6 and 1/3 innings giving up 7 hits and 3 walks.

July 21, 1985: Yankees (51-39) at Twins (37-54)

Bert Blyleven whitewashed New York on 2 hits at METRODOME where the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees by the score of 1 to 0. 

Blyleven(11-7) dominated New York hitters. He didn't give up much, just 2 hits and 2 walks in 9 innings. Minnesota managed only 3 hits on the afternoon. 

The losing pitcher was Joe Cowley(6-8). When questioned about his counterpart after the game, Cowley was lavish in his praise, 'It was obvious very early on that we were going to be in for a long night. Blyleven brought his 'A' game with him - he had good stuff and was able to spot it perfectly. He probably only made one or two bad pitches the entire game!

July 21, 1985: Cubs (52-39) at Giants (38-54)

Gary Matthews smashed 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI and Scott Sanderson was able to finish what he started and was credited with a complete game as the Chicago Cubs bested the San Francisco Giants 6 to 1 at CANDLESTICK PARK. 

Matthews led the offense for Chicago. He blasted a solo shot in the 3rd inning and clubbed a two-run home run in the 9th inning. Chicago banged out 11 hits on the afternoon. 

The win was credited to Sanderson(9-5) who went the whole way allowing 1 run. Jim Gott(7-6) took the loss. He allowed 3 homeruns in 7 innings of work.

July 21, 1985: Indians (35-59) at White Sox (46-43)

It was a great finish at COMISKEY PARK as the sizzling Chicago White Sox pulled off a dramatic comeback beating the Cleveland Indians by the count of 3 to 1. 

Chicago scored the winning runs in the bottom of the 9th inning scoring 3 runs on 3 base hits. Ozzie Guillen started the inning off right when he doubled. Harold Baines followed and he ripped a base-hit knocking in a run. Greg Walker then bombed a two-run dinger giving Chicago the win much to the delight of the home town crowd. The game was a scoreless duel until the 8th inning. 

The victory was credited to Juan Agosto(3-0) who went 1 and 2/3 innings, allowing no runs. Vern Ruhle(4-8) suffered the loss. He pitched 8 innings allowing only 5 hits and 1 walk. 

'Now that is what I call fun! I just love baseball, especially games like this, of course,' Tony LaRussa offered. 'Everyone at the stadium had a great time - did you see the fans go wild there at the end?!'