May 7, 1985 Game 319: A's (10-16) at Blue Jays (18-7)

The East has several teams teams right on the Blue Jays tail and they need a win to keep the Red Sox 2 games back.  They would send Doyle Alexander to the hill and he has been great so far this season posting a 6-0 record.  The A's send Don Sutton to the mound and he has been the polar opposite of Alexander posting an 0-4 record and an ERA above 7.00.

This game was a wild one and the pitching was battered all over Exhibition Stadium after the game Jesse Barfield was quoted as saying, "I ran so much out there tonight I thought I was on the track team."  

In the 1st Sutton gives up a solo shot to Mulliniks and the Jays are up 1-0.  In the 3rd the A's take the lead when with Griffen on 2nd Lansford singles scoring him.  After Bochte doubles, Kingman singles scoring Griffen and Bochte and the A's now lead it 3-1.  In the bottom of the 3rd the Blue Jays regain the lead.  Moseby hits a SACFLY to right with the bases loaded that would score Fernandez and then Bell hits a 3 run homer to make a 5-3 Blue Jays lead.

In the 5th the A's take a 6-5 lead when with runners at 1st and 3rd Bochte singles scoring Davis and with the bases loaded Baker hits a single scoring two.  But the Blue Jays were not to be out done and in the bottom of the 5th Bell hits a solo homerun his 2nd of the game and 10th on the season.  two batters later Whitt hits a 2 run homer making it 8-6 and ending Sutton's day.

In the 6th with runners on 2nd and 3rd Bochte hits a deep flyball to left and Griffen tags up to make it 8-7.  Baker ties it up in the 7th with a solo shot off of Alexander and that ends his day.  This game would head to extra innings and in the 11th Bochte hits a solo shot off of Dennis Lamp to give the A's a 9-8 lead. Ontiveros is able to send the Blue Jays down in order in the 11th and picks up the win.

The Final Score 9-8 A's