July 14, 1985: Twins (36-51) at Tigers (53-33)

Right fielder Kirk Gibson had 4 hits and 2 RBI as the Detroit Tigers topped the Minnesota Twins by a score of 4 to 2 at TIGER STADIUM. 

Frank Tanana(10-3) gave Detroit a solid outing. He allowed 8 hits and 1 walk in 8 innings. Detroit finished with 10 hits in the victory. 

Willie Hernandez earned his 20th save. Mike Smithson(7-9) took the loss. He was knocked around by Detroit, allowing 10 hits and 2 walks in 6 and 2/3 innings.

July 14, 1985: Giants (37-51) at Pirates (34-52)

Vida Blue was able to finish what he started and was credited with a complete game as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 7 to 1 at Forbes Field. 

Jeff Leonard provided much of the offense. He belted a three-run homer in the 8th inning and doubled knocking in a run in the 9th inning. The teams had been locked in a scoreless duel until the 6th inning. 

Blue(4-12) got the victory, allowing 1 run for the game. Lee Tunnell(2-9) absorbed the loss. With this win, San Francisco has a 37-51 record. They have been 4-6 lately. With the loss Pittsburgh now has a record of 34-52, worst in the division.

July 14, 1985: Royals (50-38) at Indians (35-55)

Brett Butler went yard and had 3 RBI as the Cleveland Indians outscored the Kansas City Royals 9 to 2. 

Cleveland drew first blood jumping out to an early lead in the first inning scoring one runner using 2 hits. After an out was recorded, Julio Franco doubled. Brook Jacoby followed next and he doubled scoring the run. Cleveland banged out 11 hits on the afternoon. 

The victory was credited to Don Schulze(5-11) who went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs. Bret Saberhagen(11-5) was tagged with the loss. He was unable to control the Cleveland offense and allowed 7 hits and 3 walks in 2 and 2/3 innings.

July 14, 1985: Padres (50-39) at Cardinals (52-34)

The ice-cold San Diego Padres pitching staff was overwhelmed by the blistering-hot St. Louis Cardinals lineup who plated 11 runs while John Tudor(11-4), with relief help from Ricky Horton, surrendered 2 runs to San Diego. 

The home town fans were very appreciative of the fine hitting performance provided by Tommy Herr. He lined a single which scored a run in the 4th inning, doubled which was good for two runs in the 5th inning and banged out a one-base hit plating two runs in the 8th inning. Overall St. Louis out-hit San Diego 12 to 8. 

Lamarr Hoyt(9-9) was the losing pitcher. He gave up 8 hits and 3 walks in 6 innings.

July 14, 1985: White Sox (42-43) at Orioles (41-45)

At MEMORIAL STADIUM the Chicago White Sox easily handled the Baltimore Orioles by the score of 7 to 3. 

Chicago went ahead for good in the top of the 3rd inning scoring a single run utilizing 2 base hits. Chicago finished with 7 hits in the victory. 

Gene Nelson(9-10) allowed 3 runs in 6 and 2/3 innings, and picked up the victory. Mike Boddicker(1-9) took the loss. He surrendered 5 runs and 5 hits in 5 and 2/3 innings.

July 14, 1985: Dodgers (53-34) at Cubs (49-37)

Bob Welch threw a complete game shutout as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs by a score of 2 to 0 at WRIGLEY FIELD. 

Welch(10-5) was solid in the win. He was stingy on the mound, allowing just 8 hits and no walks in 9 innings. Chicago had a chance in the 9th but they came up short. 

Dennis Eckersley(12-5) ended up with the loss. He was unable to control the Los Angeles offense and allowed 10 hits and 4 walks in 7 and 2/3 innings. 

'We just made a lot of mistakes, mostly mental,' Jim Frey said. 'It's bad enough when the other team beats you, but when you start beating yourselves, that's really bad.'

July 14, 1985: Blue Jays (54-35) at Angels (40-47)

Designated hitter George Hendrick had 4 hits as the California Angels outscored the Toronto Blue Jays in 12 innings 4 to 3. 

Both teams were tied at 3 runs apiece after nine innings. California won it in the 12th inning. Ruppert Jones drew a walk. Bobby Grich followed and he doubled. Hendrick then ripped a base-hit giving California the win much to the delight of the home town crowd. California finished with 12 hits in the victory. 

The victory went to Luis Sanchez(2-1) who went 2 and 1/3 innings, allowing no runs. Gary Lavelle(2-2) ended up with the loss in relief. With this win, California has a 40-47 record. They have been 5-5 lately. Toronto, which had been on a roll, saw their record drop to 54-35.