May 4, 1985 Game 284: Orioles (7-14) at Twins (9-13)

This was one of the most dramatic and poorly played games this season.  the Orioles are just simply getting out pitched and out managed this season.  This Twins are wildly inconsistent and are difficult to watch sometimes.  This game would would provide some excitement.

The Twins would pound out 18 hits and also commit 3 errors.  It looks like Puckett is starting to come around and Teufel is coming back to earth.  Once again Oriole pitchers are their downfall and cannot hold a lead.

The Orioles take a quick lead 3-0 lead in the 1st.  Lacy draws a lead off walk and steals 2nd.  Ripken is safe at 2nd on Gagne's trowing error and Lacy scores. Murray walks Young singles and Ripken scores.  Sheets singles and Murray scores. 

The Orioles add to their lead in the 4th when toung singles and advances to 3rd on Connally's throwing error.  Sheets hit a slow grounder to Teufel and his only play is at 1st and Young scores.  The Twins get 2 when Salas doubles with the bases loaded scoring 2 and its is now a 4-2 Orioles lead.

In the 6th is where the game takes a turn.  The Orioles make it 6-2 on Young's 2 run homer.  But the Twins fight back and knock Davis from the game and then start to pound Nate Snell.  Gagne and Teufel single.  Puckett singles scoring Gagne, Hatcher singles scoring Teufel.  Brunansky the jits a 3 run homerun his 8th and the Twins are now on top 7-6.  The Twins add an insurance run in the 7 when Puckett  singles with the bases loaded to Score Gagne and giving the Twins an 8-6 lead.

The Final Score 8-6 Twins