May 14, 1985 Game 389: Cubs (16-13) at Dodgers (19-13)

The Dodgers are on top in the N.L. West and have no intention of giving it up.  Today they take on the Cubs and this one was one for the ages.  It would be Fernando Valenzuela against Dennis Eckersley.

All the scoring for this game would come in the 2nd.  The Cubs would get a bases loaded SACFLY from Durham that would score Moreland to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead.  But the Dodgers came right back.  They have runners at 1st and 3rd, Scioscia singles scoring Guerrero, Brock then bounces into a 4-6 FC scoring Marshall and the Dodgers have a 2-1 lead.

The Pitchers would take over from there and both would go all the way.  Eckersley would scatter 6 hits, walk 2 and strikeout 9 over 8 innings.  Fernando would only surrender 4 hits while walking 3 and striking out 7.

After the game Jim Frey was asked about the two pitchers.  "Well what can you say, except I wish we had won the darn game."

The Final Score 2-1 Dodgers