April 10, 1985 Game 17: Dodgers at Astros

The Dodgers would look to take game 2 of the season while taking on the Astros at the Astrodome. They would send lefthander Jerry Reuss to the mound and the Astros would counter with Joe Niekro. The Dodgers would score early and often as Niekro looked rusty and lost. Mariano Duncan would lead off the game with a walk and would then steal 2nd, he would move over to 3rd on a 2-out Single by Pedro Guerrero. Dunacan would score on a clutch Single by Mike Marshall. Mike Scioscia would end the inning by flying out to Terry Puhl. In the 3rd inning is where Niekro's ineffectiveness would get him into trouble. Guerrero would hit a 1-out Solo Homer. He looked like he was going to get out of the inning but with 2-outs he would Walk Scioscia and Greg Brock would Single. Dave Anderson would follow that up with a 3-run Homer to put the Dodgers up 5-0. Reuss would groundout to Thon to end the inning. The Dodgers would add one more in the 6th when Niekro would come unglued again as he would walk Reuss and Landreaux and with 2-outs Pedro Guerrero would Single home Reuss. That would end Niekros night. Meanwhile Jerry Reuss was crusing through 5 innings the Astros could only muster 2 hits. In the 6th the Astros finallt scratch a run across. Bill Doran would lead off with a single and pitcher Jeff Calhoun would SAC him over to 2nd. A Dickie Thon grounds out to Duncan and Doran would head to 3rd. Glen Davis would Single scoring Doran and now the Astros are down 6-1. The Dodgers would get 1 off of Calhoun in the 8th when Reuss would walk for the second time, Duncan would Single moving him to 3rd. Bill Madlock would Single to score Reuss, Calhoun would escape by getting Guerrero to hit into an inning ending double play. The score is now 7-1 Dodgers. The Astros would get 1 in the 9th, Dickie Thon would lead off with a Single and with 2 outs Jose Cruz would Single him home. Jerry Mumphrey would Double but Cruz hold at 3rd. Reuss would get Terry Puhl to flyout to end the game The final score was 7-2 Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros
Apr 10, 1985123456789RHE
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Houston ()000001001270
W: Jerry Reuss 1-0 L: Joe Niekro 0-1
Los Angeles Dodgers
Duncan 2b412010
Landreaux cf400000
Madlock 3b402100
Guerrero lf413110
Marshall rf501101
Scioscia c310020
Brock 1b512001
Reuss p220021
2B: Madlock (1)
HR: Guerrero (1), Anderson(1)
SB: Duncan (1)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Houston Astros
Thon ss411000
Davis 1b402100
Garner 3b400001
Cruz lf401100
Mumphrey cf401000
Puhl rf401000
Ashby c300000
Doran 2b311001
Niekro p100000
Calhoun p000000
Bailey ph-c100000
2B: Davis (1), Mumphrey (1)
SAC: Calhoun
CS: Puhl
PB: Ashby
Houston Astros